Student-designed ARLIS/ANZ Website Prototype Chosen

Since September of this year, the ARLIS/ANZ President’s blog detailed the exciting process of choosing a new website designed by Communication Design students at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

In September President Ellen Thompson reported that students were,

“looking at ways to incorporate blogging, wiki and forum technology into the Arlis/ANZ site itself, so that eventually we don’t have to hang third-party freeware off the site, and can communicate with each other and our Chapter colleagues from within our ‘home’. The only way is up, in terms of the functionality we can expect from our future Arlis/ANZ site”

Indeed, the chosen website design does everything mentioned above, and more! Check out the prototype, which is up for demonstration purposes, but awaiting more substantial content. They’ve incorporated space for an image gallery, videos, discussion forums (with spaces for each chapter), a wiki, and more!

Best wishes to the ARLIS/ANZ group on their stunning new web presence!

Pratt SILS Study Abroad: London, Florence

Pratt Institute, School of Information & Library Science

(originally posted on ArLis-L by Tula Giannini, PhD, MLS, MM
Dean, Pratt-SILS)

London Program, 2008

We are delighted to announce Pratt-SILS London Program, 2008 – the 2nd summer school program and Bloomsbury Conference in partnership with University College London, School of Library, Archive and Information Studies (UCL SLAIS), on E-Publishing and Publications. We are now accepting applications and we invite you learn about this special program which at UCL located in the Bloomsbury district of London, recognized as a world capital of the publishing industry. To learn more please visit the program Web site at Explore last year’s exciting program. This year as last the program include trips to Cambridge and Oxford publishing firms, the Bodleian and British Libraries and the National Archives at Kew.

Summer School on E-Publishing

First Bloomsbury Conference of E-Publishing and Publications

5th Summer Institute in Florence

Pratt Institute, School of Information & Library Science is pleased to announce its 5th Summer Institute in Florence, “Florentine Art & Culture, Research and Documentation,” a 3-credit, 3-week course, May 26-June 13, 2008. We are now accepting applications. This year’s Florence program promises to be more exciting than ever owing to a number of new aspects that enrich and broaden the student experience. The course will be taught by Professor Anthony Caradonna, distinguished faculty of Pratt’s School of Architecture and of its long-established Rome program, working with Prof. Giannini, Dean of Pratt-SILS. Now, as an interdisciplinary course, we are collaborating with Pratt’s School of Architecture brought together by the broad program theme, “I-ARTE” (Information, Art, Research, Technology and Education). Students have the option of a 3-day trip to Rome guided by Prof. Caradonna and a 2-day trip to Bologna, historic city of learning, art and libraries and universities. We invite applications from graduate students in LIS, art and architecture, history of art, library and museum professionals and art educators. Please visit the Florence Web site for detailed information and an application form.

Hello from Arlis/ANZ

Hi ArliSNAP and Sara – who left a kind comment on my new blog, which I’m using to communicate with the Australian and New Zealand Arlis group.

Arlis/ANZ is only just beginning to use this technology to help our membership communicate and interact – spread as we are over two countries and many thousands of kilometres with only a relatively small membership in terms of numbers. Your comment about how useful blogging technology has been in the ArliSNAP environment is inspiring, and encouraging to me that this is indeed the way to go.

I’m very happy to have had contact from a sister Society and would welcome visitors to our site and our blog – please leave any comments or suggestions that you think might be useful as we follow your lead in the use of this technology.

kind regards

Ellen Thompson

President – Arlis/ANZ

Pratt-SILS Summer Programs Abroad in Art Librarianship

Pratt-SILS is proud to announce its summer program in Florence, now in its 4th year,
and a new 2-week summer 07 program and conference in partnership with
University College London, School of Library, Archives
and Information Studies focusing on E-Publishing and publications.
Please visit the program Web-sites for detailed information and application.
Programs are open to graduate students in LIS or related field, and professional librarians.

Pratt-SILS International Summer Programs 07

We are happy to answer your questions.
or call the Pratt-SILS office 212-647-7682

Tula Giannini, PhD, MLS, MM
Dean, Pratt-SILS
144 West 14th St. 6th fl.
New York, New York, 10011

Intute & ArLiSNAP

I just wanted to send out a big, public thank-you to Intute for indexing ArLiSNAP.  to view our entry, go to here.

“Intute is a free online service providing access to the very best web resources for education and research. All material is evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists to create the Intute database.”

For more information on Intute, go to

For more information on Intute’s Art & Humanities division, go to

Drue Heinz Librarian at the American Academy in Rome

Drue Heinz Librarian at the American Academy in Rome
Rome, Italy

The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the position of Drue Heinz Librarian.  The Academy is a private, not-for-profit institution, founded in 1894, which confers the Rome Prize and supports Rome Prize Fellows in their independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities.

The Library collection, which comprises about 138,000 volumes, aims to provide various levels of support in the academic disciplines represented in the fellowship fields (ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, and modern Italian studies).

The Library. located in Rome, is currently undergoing a major renovation, to be completed in September 2007. The Library is also in the process of changing its integrated library management software to “Millennium” (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.), as part of the URBS library consortium (Unione Romana Biblioteche Scientifiche).

Prospective applicants should refer to the complete Position Posting on the Academy’s website at for additional information about position responsibilities, professional qualifications and application requirements.

The closing date for applications is October 10, 2006.

American Academy in Rome
7 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022-1001
212 751 7200
212 751 7220 FAX