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Tuesday, March 26
 

6:00pm

Material and Object Collections Special Interest Group Meeting
CO-ORGANIZERS:
  • Allan Kohl, Librarian, Visual Resources and Library Instruction,  Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Jackie Spafford, Image Resources Curator, University of California, Santa Barbara

MODERATOR:
  • Allan Kohl, Librarian, Visual Resources and Library Instruction,  Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Materials-based collections represent a challenging new mode of information management in terms of subject specialization, physical description and accommodation, and institutional mission. The goal of this SIG is to facilitate open discussion of Material and Object Collections and their relationship to various library/visual resources tasks. The Material and Object Collections SIG would provide an opportunity for individuals working with a variety of materials and objects collections - including those that support art and art history courses, those that support architecture and design courses, and those in cultural heritage organizations - to share ideas, issues, and potential solutions in regard to tasks similar to common library/visual resources activities (including cataloging, documentation, staffing, outreach), as well as more specialized concerns relating to the management of physical objects (security, storage and retrieval, the design of user spaces, etc.). By providing an opportunity for participants to share brief introductions and profiles of their collections, we hope to encourage networking and exchange information about sources for specialized items; to display sample items; and to provide examples of successful solutions to typical problems. Our long-range goal would be to foster an ongoing support group that would be of particular benefit to those professionals who are in the beginning stages of building or organizing physical collections.


Tuesday March 26, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm

Publications and Communications Group Meeting
ORGANIZER:
  • Amy McKenna

Tuesday March 26, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
San Diego Room, Mezzanine Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm

Solo Visual Resources Professionals Special Interest Group Meeting
MODERATOR:
Jennifer Kniesch, Visual Resources Librarian, Dickinson College

The Solo Visual Information Professionals Special Interest Group acts as a platform for discussion for VRA members who are solo professionals. Solo visual information professionals have no professional peers within their immediate department. They often serve as the head of the library or visual collection and may have support staff such as assistants, interns, student workers or volunteers. They are found in all types of GLAM related organizations including special libraries, art and architecture school libraries, museum libraries, branch libraries, academic departments and independent art agencies. For solo professionals, the VRA SIG provides a crucial means to connect with the wider community. This special interest group enables solo professionals to discuss the issues, challenges, and opportunities unique to their positions.

Tuesday March 26, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
California Ballroom, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA
 
Thursday, March 28
 

8:00am

LUNA Special Interest Group Meeting
ORGANIZER:
  • Michelle de Farra, Project Manager, Luna Imaging

PRESENTERS:
  • Michelle de Farra, Project Manager, Luna Imaging
  • Drake Zabriskie, Chief Technical Officer, Luna Imaging

This session will focus on sharing recent enhancements to the LUNA Software including the LUNAversal Viewer, IIIF technologies and the integration of Archival Cloud Storage. The session is open to current users and those who are interested in learning more about how LUNA serves the evolving needs of the VR community. A question and answer period will follow.

Thursday March 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
California Ballroom, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

8:00am

MDID Special Interest Group Meeting
ORGANIZER/PRESENTER:
  • Andreas Knab, Owner, vrcHost LLC

In this session Andreas Knab from vrcHost will share updates made to the MDID3 application over the past year, including the 2018 MDID 3.3 release. Other speakers will give short presentations on the use of MDID at their institutions. Topics for discussion include software and hardware requirements, installation issues, best practices, system integration, custom application development, etc. This informative session is open to anyone using or interested in MDID. Adequate time for a question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Thursday March 28, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

10:30am

Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities Special Interest Group Meeting
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:
  • Brian Shelburne, Head, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst

A gathering of Visual Resources professionals interested in Digital Scholarship to discuss issues in DS from the VR perspective and share thoughts on how to integrate DS work into our daily routines.

Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
California Ballroom, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

10:30am

Future-Proof Your Data: An Intro to CCO, the First Building Block Special Interest Group Meeting
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:
  • Susan Jane Williams, Metadata Specialist, Archivision

PRESENTERS:
  • Jon Cartledge, Digital Imaging Specialist, Smith College
  • Sheryl Frisch, Visual Resource Specialist, California Polytechnic State University

CCO (Cataloging Cultural Objects) is the first building block in creating standardized data that can stand the test of time and be migrated into future digital initiatives. However, the 2017 Cataloging and Metadata Practices Survey showed that many respondents were not familiar with CCO, and that both new VRA members and veteran catalogers are likely to be dealing with modified "in-house" data entry guides. Find out what you may have been missing! CCO gives a solid foundation in structuring and storing your data for the 21st century, and guides to standardizing data content, both for data entry and for public display and use, including Linked Open Data (when combined with a data structure schema and RDF.) This session will be the perfect opportunity to get exposure to CCO concepts and training, with a Q&A segment as well.

Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

3:45pm

Artstor/ITHAKA Special Interest Group Meeting
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR:
  • Megan O'Hearn, Education & Outreach Manager, ITHAKA

PRESENTERS:
  • Caroline Caviness, Product Manager, JSTOR Forum
  • Katherine Elston, User Support Lead, ITHAKA
  • Deirdre Ryan, Director, ITHAKA/JSTOR

Join us for an update on our latest tools and plans for their future development. We’ll be discussing the many improvements we’ve made to the Artstor Digital Library, including classroom teaching tools, image groups, and accessibility. We’ll also be presenting some of the results of our pilot program to make Artstor content available on JSTOR for institutions subscribing to both resources. Then we’ll move on to JSTOR Forum, covering its simpler, more intuitive new interface as well as other recent changes. Finally, we’ll spotlight some of the freely available Public Collections made possible by Forum subscribers and discuss their usage and discoverability.

Thursday March 28, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA