Professional development in Visual Resources: Kress Scholarship and Simmons workshop

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarships for SEI Pro 2010

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation, http://www.kressfoundation.org/,  has generously agreed to sponsor four scholarships for this year’s Summer Educational Institute:  SEI Pro 2010SEI Pro will be held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, from June 8 to June 11, 2010.  It is an intensive workshop intended to provide advanced instruction in visual resources and image collection management.  ARLIS/NA and the VRAF are developing a special curriculum to offer in-depth training that is often not found in library and information science degree programs.   We are grateful to the Kress Foundation’s ongoing support of this valuable institute.

If you are interested in applying for a Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarship, information can be found on the website, http://www.vrafoundation.org/sei2010/ .

Kress Summer Educational Institute Scholarship recipients will each receive $625 for tuition, room, and incidentals.

To apply please send a current curriculum vitae, a brief essay (500 words or less) describing the reasons why you want to attend SEI Pro 2010 and how the experience will fit into your career goals.  Please include a description of financial need.

Please send the application in electronic form to:

Alix Reiskind

areiskind [at] gsd [dot] harvard [dot]edu

Co-Chair SEI Implementation Team and Visual Resources Librarian

Frances Loeb Library

Harvard Graduate School of Design

48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA  02138

Phone: 617.496.8673

Applications will be accepted from January 4, 2010 through February 12, 2010.  Recipients will be notified no later than March 21, 2010.

You may contact Alix Reiskind with any questions.

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Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education is pleased to offer a special three-day workshop:

Digital Image Curation: Creating a New Field of Practice

Dates: March 11-13, 2010

Presenters: Dr. Martha Mahard and Dr. Ross Harvey (Simmons College) and guest speakers

Location: Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Digital images, like all digital objects, need careful attention if we are to keep them usable in the future. Digital curation provides a way of looking at the issues that need to be addressed to achieve this aim. This three-day workshop is intended for librarians, archivists and other information professionals concerned with managing digital images. It uses the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model as the framework for presentations, discussion and practical exercises about how to curate digital image collections.

Costs: $599 for registration and payment before January 31, 2010; $699 thereafter. (Costs include continental breakfasts, afternoon snacks, meal tickets for lunch at the Simmons cafeteria, and a reception on the first evening.)

Limited to 25 students.

For more information and to view the workshop schedule, please visit the Digital Image Curation page: http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/careers/continuing-education/workshops/offsite.php

Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator – History of Art – at Vanderbilt University

Visual Resources Curator – History of Art – (KCB17626) at Vanderbilt
University

Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and
creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large.
Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the
quest for new knowledge through scholarship,
dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach,
creative experimentation of ideas and concepts.
In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly
intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry,
equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.

Our Mission
To be a truly preferred place to work nationally, being THE model of
excellence in customer service, response time, accuracy of information and
pride of affiliation with our institution.

Job Description:

Develops, manages, and maintains the history of art digital image
collections; in collaboration with the digital imaging specialist, implements
the expansion of a database of digital images used in the teaching of art
history; performs research necessary to catalog images of artworks; assists
collection users; trains and supervises assistants.

Minimum Requirements:
This position requires a Master’s degree, preferably in the History of Art
and/or MLS, and a minimum of 24 months of relevant experience.

Preferred Skills and Experiences:
Prefer applicants who received both BA and MA in Art History
Visual Resources Library experience; knowledge of digital image
production and software a must.
Knowledge of image cataloging and the ability to assign image
metadata according to VRA Core 4.0 and Cataloging Cultural
Objects Standards
Use and application of controlled vocabularies, including Getty
Vocabularies, LCSH, and TGN2; relational cataloging database
software, with a preference for VCat in FileMaker Pro
Use of Microsoft Excel to export catalog metadata as csv files for
importing into the MDID2 image database, advanced skills with

standard and specialized computer software such as Photoshop.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Oversees and implements the acquisition of images requested by
faculty, working with existing material, and/or locating images in print
or commercial sources with the goal of providing high quality images
for use in instruction.
Implements the cataloging of images of art according to the
established system; conducts research necessary to catalog.
Trains and supervises regular and student assistants in the
performance of various duties related to both analog and digital
collections.
Develops policies and procedures.
Provides assistance to collection users; resolves routine to complex
problems related to user requests; assists with research and special
projects.
Keeps pertinent acquisition records, including appropriate
documentation of sources.
Collaborates in the selection and ordering of equipment and
supplies.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:
Please apply online at http://vanderbilt.jobs/  (Requisition No.:KCB17626) by
December 31, 2009.  Applicants will need to create a candidate profile and
upload a copy of your cover letter and résumé.
This is a full-time position (35 hours per week).
Hours are 9:00am until 4:30pm; Monday thru Friday.
Salary ranges up to $45,749.60 annually; dependent upon years of
education and experience.
Experience may be substituted for education: basic qualification
requirement on a 2:1 basis (2 years of experience for each year of
education required, but not attained)
Vanderbilt is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker
Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1801-1810. In
accordance with that law and Vanderbilt policy, smoking is prohibited in all
enclosed areas on Vanderbilt property.

Job Posting: Visiting Visual Resources Collection Curator, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Visiting Visual Resources Collection Curator, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University
of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Visiting Visual Resources Collection (VRC) Curator will manage a College-wide key teaching
resource serving faculty in Art History, Architecture, Landscape Architecture and other FAA units.
The FAA VRC Curator will oversee the acquisition, processing and cataloguing of digital images
for FAA faculty’s teaching and research needs; maintain course web sites; and supervise
graduate assistants and part-time student workers. The VRC Curator will coordinate with the
University Library’s Visual Resources Coordinator and will participate in the University Library
group that is implementing ArtSTOR’s “Shared Shelf” platform on this campus.

Responsibilities:
1. Develop and maintain collections: In consultation with faculty, the Curator will continue
the VRC’s transition to digital images and will coordinate with the University Library
regarding campus-wide metadata standards.
2. Provide end user support: Train, assist and troubleshoot for faculty in the use of ArtSTOR
and other digital image databases.
3. Oversee course web sites: In consultation with faculty, organize and regularly update
course web sites.
4. Contribute to campus ARTstor “Shared Shelf” initiative: Coordinate with University
Library’s Visual Resources Coordinator, and other staff and faculty supporting visual
resource collections and services, to configure this platform for diverse user groups on
campus.
5. Technology Liaison: Work with FAA academic units and University Educational
Technology office to establish and coordinate effective hardware and software support for
teaching with digital images.
6. Visual Resources Professional Activity: Maintain active involvement in relevant
professional groups such as VRA, ARLIS/NA in order to keep abreast of developments in
the field of Visual Resource management

Qualifications:
Master’s degree in art history, architectural history, library science, or related field. Expertise in
digital image collection, production, and management, including thorough knowledge of digital
imaging, scanning and correction, web-design (HTML and XML), PowerPoint, copystand
photography. Proficiency with ArtSTOR including its Offline Image Viewer (OIV). Familiarity with
metadata standards such as VRA Core 4.0, data content standards such as Cataloging Cultural
Objects (CCO), and controlled vocabularies such as the Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus,
Union List of Artist Names, Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names. Strong computer skills with
proficiency in Microsoft Office and database applications. Excellent interpersonal and
communication skills. Demonstrated organizational abilities and attention to detail. Ability to work
independently and as a team member and to effectively delegate and supervise others. Prior
experience managing digital visual resources to support use in an academic or research setting.
Knowledge of European or Asian languages desirable.
This is a full-time, visiting position (may become regular position at future date). Salary is
commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start date is negotiable.

Application materials
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 8, 2010. Please create
your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume and full contact
information for 3 references to:
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration,
faculty, and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also
embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

Link: https://jobs.illinois.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=1284

For more information contact:
Prof. Lisa Rosenthal, Chair
VRC Curator Search
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
School of Art and Design
143 Art and Design Building
408 East Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
lrosenth@illinois.edu

http://vraweb.org/jobs/12.16.09_Vanderbilt.pdf

Free Digital Asset Management Webinars in January and February 2010

This sounds like an interesting webinar series for anyone working with visual / image resources and other digital assets in library, museum, and nonprofit / corporate settings.  And the series is FREE!

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Earley & Associates presents a free 4-part Jumpstart webinar series dedicated to the strategic, organizational and technological challenges of Digital Asset Management (DAM). The series of 90-minute weekly webinars begins with laying the groundwork for building the business case for DAM, and subsequent sessions tackle marketing resource management, optimizing creative workflows, and the impact of taxonomy on asset reuse. We will close with an overview of the DAM vendor landscape, including tool selection considerations and the vendor selection process.

Dates: Thursdays, January 14-February 4, 2010
Time:  1:00-2:30pm Eastern
Cost: Free

For session details and registration, please visit: http://bit.ly/63jfhn

ArLiSNAP Meeting at VRA in Toronto?

While ArLiSNAP is officially a special interest group of ARLIS/NA, we have members in VRA (Visual Resources Association) as well. Would other ArLiSNAP members be interested in meeting informally in Toronto?

Here’s a link to the conference:

VRA 27th Annual Conference
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
March 18-21, 2009
http://vraweb.org/conferences/toronto2009/index.html