Category Archives: ARLIS/NA Chapter Meetings

Next-Gen OPACs Program @ UMass

***Next Generation Library Catalogs***

A free program sponsored by the Five College Library Directors
(with support from Simmons College G.S.L.I.S. West)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
1:00 – 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Campus Center Auditorium

Registration required:

As a library’s key database and the one system with which most users
interact, the online library catalog has been evolving for over 30
years. Software upgrades, enhanced functions and performance
improvements have brought us a long way. In the past two years,
however, catalogs have begun to undergo a change that is more
dramatic. Driven by evolving user expectations and the explosion of
web 2.0 technologies, library databases are on the verge of a paradigm
shift that warrants consideration as a whole new generation of discovery
and delivery tool.

Come and hear more about this “next generation” of library catalogs from
some folks on the front lines:

/*David Lindahl*/ is Director of Digital Library Initiatives for the
River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester. He has extensive
experience in library-related digital research and design projects and
is currently co-principal investigator for the eXtensible Catalog Project.

/*Jennifer Ward*/ is the Head of Web Services for the University of
Washington Libraries and manages the Libraries’ usability program. She
is part of the University’s WorldCat Local implementation team.

/*Anne M. Prestamo*/ is Associate Dean for Collection & Technology
Services at Oklahoma State University Library. Dr. Prestamo’s main area
of interest is with technology for the delivery of library resources and
she has been involved with Oklahoma State’s implementation of AquaBrowser.

*Further program information and some interesting reading available at:*

ARLIS/NE Fall Meeting

The ARLIS New England Fall Meeting will be on Friday, September 21, 2007 in the meeting room of the Sterling Library at Yale University. The program will consist of a panel about the future of scholarly publishing in art and art history, and the speakers will be Hilary Ballon, Professor of Art History at Columbia University and co-author with Mariet Westermann of Art History and Its Publications in the Electronic Age and Patricia Fidler, publisher for Art and Architecture editor at Yale University Press.


  • 9 Coffee and registration
  • 10:00 Business meeting for ARLIS/NE
  • 11:00 Panel, questions and discussion; welcome by Allen Townsend, new director of Yale Art Libraries
  • 12:30 Lunch-on your own; list of restaurants will be provided
  • 2:00 Self-guided tours of the Center for British Art, the Yale Art Gallery, and the Yale Campus, and guided tours of the Beinecke (limit 15), Yale Special Collections (limit 15) and library of Center for British Art (limit 15)

RSVP by September 14 (the sooner the better) to ; please specify which of the limited enrollment tours you would prefer.



Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating, enjoyable and gratis event!

Special thanks to Laura Tatum and Hannah Bennett of Yale University Libraries for their help in making this event possible.

ARLIS/Ohio Valley 2007 Fall Meeting

The Akron Art Museum is extremely pleased to host the ARLIS/Ohio Valley 2007 Fall Meeting. We invite you to participate in an informative meeting at the newly expanded and renovated Akron Art Museum on Friday, October 26th at 9:00 a.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be a dinner on Thursday, October 25th at 6:00 p.m. for anyone who
would like to join us.

The agenda will include:

  • David Holmes from the Foundation Center – Cleveland,
  • Barbara Tannenbaum, Director of Curatorial Affairs of the Akron Art Museum,
  • Becky Bristol, Image Manager, Cleveland Museum of Art and Bryan Loar, Resource Librarian at Fitch, creators of the ARLIS/OV and ArLiSNAP websites,
  • And a moderated discussion by Pam Eyerdam, Head, Fine Arts Department, Cleveland Public Library on two topics – Collaboration between public and academic libraries and the ARLIS/NA Artist File progress.

Registration includes a continental breakfast, a buffet luncheon and admission to the galleries after the meeting.

If you have any questions or would like to receive a registration packet via US mail or email (current members will automatically be sent a registration packet), please contact Ellie Ward, by phone at 330-376-9186 ext. 221 or by email at

Texas-Mexico Annual Chapter Meeting: Oct. 25-28, Dallas

Information about the Texas-Mexico chapter’s annual meeting is currently available online.

The meeting will be held in Dallas from October 25-28 in venues throughout the city, including an afternoon excursion to Waxahachie. The planners of the meeting hope that you will find much in the program to be of interest and enable you to experience parts of the Dallas area previously unexplored.

A link to the registration form is at the bottom of the meeting page referenced above. Please submit your completed form along with the registration fees to Craig Bunch (contact information is printed on the form) with a postmark no later than October 10, 2007 — one month from today. Please note that hotel reservations should be made as soon as possible prior to the deadlines of October 4.


Mark Pompelia
Vice President, ARLIS/NA TX-MX Chapter

ARLIS/Ohio Valley Autumn 2007 Meeting

Please join us October 26th 2007 at the new Akron Art Museum for the fall meeting.
More information to follow.ARLIS/Ohio Valley was created to promote communication and cooperation among Ohio’s art libraries and to provide a forum for ideas, projects, and programs to benefit member librarians.

Members of ARLIS/Ohio Valley are represented by:

  • Public Libraries
  • University Libraries
  • Academic Research Libraries
  • Museum Libraries
  • Special Libraries

ARLIS/Ohio Valley explores the topic of art librarianship and new technology. Within this group members have created a bond of professional stimulus that assists in development for all art libraries nationally.

Please join and contribute your thoughts and experiences.

VRA Pacific Rim Chapter Annual Meeting

September 14, 2007

The local Pacific Rim Chapter of the VRA invites you to attend the Chapter’s Annual Meeting on Friday, September 14th, 2007. The meeting will be held at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, co-hosted by Jane Fisher, Chapter Chair, and Denise Hattwig, Secretary.  The Evergreen Library has generously donated a continental breakfast of coffee, tea, pastries, and fruit to welcome everyone to the meeting Friday morning. The business meeting will follow the meet and greet and non-members and guests are welcome to attend.

We will e-mail the registration form and agenda for the annual Meeting to anyone who is interested and we have planned an interesting assortment of presentations and tours. Lunch will be at Olympia’s well known downtown Farmers Market. The afternoon will be taken up by a tour to Washington State’s Digital Archives, which is on the state capitol campus. We will follow up with a break and then a continuation of reports and discussions.

The Pacific Rim Chapter represents VRA members in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii and British Columbia.  If you are not already a member of the Pacific Rim Chapter and would like to take advantage of the opportunity to join before the annual meeting, a membership form is available on the Internet at the Chapter’s website. Benefits to membership in the local chapter include a reduced rate for the annual meeting, voting privileges in the Chapter’s business meeting, and eligibility to apply for the Chapter’s Travel Award for professional development. You may enclose that chapter membership form with your annual meeting registration and pay for the two at once.

We hope you will join us for the Chapter’s Annual Meeting and touch base with your colleagues in the Pacific Rim area!

Jane Fisher, VRA-PRC Chapter Chair
The Evergreen State College
Head of the Sound and Image Library

Denise Hattwig, VRA-PRC Secretary
Curator, Visual Resources
University of Washington/Bothell

ARLIS-SC event at the Brand Library on Monday, September 10th

Please join us for our upcoming meeting at the Brand Library in Glendale!  *As always non-members are welcome to join the event.


  • 10:30-10:45 Meet and greet
  • 10:45-11:15 Tour of the Brand
  • 11:15-12:30 Artist Talk with Patsy Cox/Tour of the exhibit (information on the current exhibit can be found here)
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30-2:30 Business Meeting
  • 2:30-3:30 Panel Discussion – Internships: What’s in it for you?
  • Panel Participants:
    • Chizu Morihara, recent UCLA IS graduate
    • Sarah Sherman, Reference Librarian, Getty Research Institute and recent UCLA IS graduate
    • Kristen St. John, Collections Conservator, UCLA Library Conservation Center
    • Jocelyn Gibbs, Head, Special Collections Cataloging, Getty Research Institute
    • Robert Gore (moderator), Visual Arts Librarian, UCLA Arts Library

Lunch will be available at a cost of $10 per person.  Personal checks or cash can by given to Alyssa Resnick, ARLIS-SC Treasurer, on the day of the event.

Please RSVP to Robert Gore,, by Thursday, September 6th and specify if you would prefer a vegetarian or non-vegetarian lunch.

A map showing the location of the Brand Library can be found here.  There is ample free parking on site.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Robert Gore
ARLIS-SC Vice Chair

Fall 2007 Meeting- VRA Greater Philadelphia Chapter

The VRA Greater Philadelphia Chapter is pleased to announce our Fall 2007 meeting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, held jointly with the Upstate New York chapter of VRA.

Date:  Friday, October 26th 10:30am to 3:30pm.

As the Museum is open on Friday evenings until 8:45pm, attendees are encouraged to plan a visit to the Museum galleries after the meeting concludes.

To reserve tickets to the Renoir Landscapes exhibition for Friday evening, please visit

Activities will include talks and tours highlighting the Library, Archives, Albert M. Greenfield Visual and Digital Resources Center, and Wachovia Educational Resource Center in the newly renovated Perelman Building.

RSVP by October 1 to Evan and Nicole, and we look forward to seeing you in October!

Evan B. Towle, Chair VRAP
Visual and Digital Resources Librarian
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Nicole Finzer, Secretary/Treasurer VRAP
Visual Resources Specialist
Bryn Mawr College

NORASIST Program on Accessible Design for the Web

Northern Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Information Science and Technology (NORASIST)

Annual Business Meeting and Program


Accessible Design for the Web:

Legal Requirements, Standards, and Design Tips


David Robins
Assistant Professor, Kent State University
Information Architecture and Knowledge Management


Monday, September 17, 2007

6-8 p.m.  –  We will elect officers for 2007/2008

Light meal and refreshments will be provided


Join us at the newly-renovated

Cleveland Heights University Heights Public Library

2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 (for directions and map go to )

Enjoy a tour of the facility following the program


One year ago, a federal judge ruled that retail stores with an online presence can be sued if their web site is not accessible to the blind. Although federal law (Section 508 of the American Rehabilitation Act) pertains primarily to federal agencies, it is now obvious that all organizations with a web presence are subject to legal recourse in content on their web sites is not accessible. Dr. Robins will discuss legal requirements and standards for accessibility, and how to design sites that are accessible.


David B. Robins is an Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Program in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) at Kent State University. He teaches courses in information design, information architecture, usability and content management systems. He is conducting research in usability, and the impact of aesthetics on web site credibility and usability. Dr. Robins has an undergraduate degree from Colorado State University (Bachelor of Fine Arts), a Master of Science (Library Science) from the University of North Texas, and a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Texas.


For Reservations, contact: Penny O’Connor, 4534 Grayton Road, Cleveland OH 44135 (216)676-4859


ASIST has some pretty interesting programs.  Check them out to see if you have a chapter in your area @

Working Digital Assets Symposium

Working Digital Assets

This day-long symposium will explore the current state of managing, sharing, and preserving digital assets.

Date:  Monday, September 24, 2007
Location:  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Cost:  No registration fee

Who should attend?

Museum, library, and archive professionals; students; anyone who produces, uses, and/or manages digital assets.

Join us in considering questions about digital assets such as:

* Can we plan for 50 years and 5 years at the same time?
* What makes a ‘quality, useful, and/or trustworthy’ asset?
* What are the hot-button rights issues?
* Where are the innovative, creative, and/or resourceful solutions?
* How can we stay ahead of the technological curve(s)?

Partial list of speakers:

Joseph Busch, Taxonomy Strategies LLC;
Patricia Cruse, California Digital Library;
Gary Fong, Genesis Photo Agency;
Hannah Frost, Stanford University Libraries;
Sue Grinols, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco;
Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive;
Wendy Levy, Bay Area Video Coalition;
Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information;
Angelo Sacerdote, Bay Area Video Coalition.

Updated information will be distributed in early September.

For more information, contact the Collections Information and Access Department at