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Managing Images Across the Campus Universe

  1. 1. Managing images across the campus universe<br />Caroline Caviness, ARTstorVRA+ARLIS/NA Joint Conference 2011<br />March 25, 1:30-3:00pm<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br /><ul><li>Background on Shared Shelf
  3. 3. Addressing non-art content
  4. 4. Key findings from institutions
  5. 5. New frontiers, open questions
  6. 6. Software functionality
  7. 7. Privacy issues, file formats, user interface
  8. 8. Relevance for Visual Resources Professionals </li></ul>Page 2<br />
  9. 9. Mission <br /><ul><li>ARTstor is a nonprofit initiative, founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  10. 10. Mission to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching, and learning in the arts and associated fields and contribute to the work of the arts and educational community.
  11. 11. ARTstor's primary goals as an organization are:
  12. 12. To assemble image collections from across many time periods and cultures that will, in the aggregate, have sufficient depth, breadth, and coherence to support a wide range of educational and scholarly activities;
  13. 13. To create an organized, central, and reliable digital resource that supports noncommercial use of images for research, teaching and learning; and
  14. 14. To work with the arts and educational communities to develop collective solutions to the complex challenges that are an inescapable part of working in a changing digital environment.</li></ul>Page 3<br />
  15. 15. Shared Shelf partners<br />Leadpartners<br />Partners<br />Page 4<br />
  16. 16. Page 5<br />Science & Medical Images Sub-Committee <br /><ul><li>Members
  17. 17. Scope and purpose
  18. 18. What drives digital image use?
  19. 19. How are these needs met?</li></li></ul><li>Page 6<br />Science & Medical Images Sub-Committee <br />What we’ve learned:<br /><ul><li> Use cases
  20. 20. Teaching
  21. 21. Research
  22. 22. File types
  23. 23. Privacy issues
  24. 24. Tools
  25. 25. Image editing
  26. 26. Annotation
  27. 27. Sequencing </li></li></ul><li>“Most [images] are located in faculty offices, languishing because it is too challenging to find an easy way to make them available to students and colleagues.”<br /> -Survey respondent <br />Page 7<br />
  28. 28. First user group<br /><ul><li>Binghamton University
  29. 29. California College of the Arts
  30. 30. California Institute of the Arts
  31. 31. Columbia University
  32. 32. DePauw University
  33. 33. Drexel University
  34. 34. Ithaca College
  35. 35. Kansas City Art Institute
  36. 36. Lafayette College
  37. 37. Laguna College of Art and Design
  38. 38. Lewis and Clark College
  39. 39. New York School of Interior Design
  40. 40. North Carolina State University
  41. 41. Oregon College of Art and Craft
  42. 42. Skidmore College
  43. 43. Trinity College
  44. 44. Union College
  45. 45. University of Calgary
  46. 46. University of California, San Diego
  47. 47. University of Delaware
  48. 48. University of Maryland
  49. 49. University of Massachusetts, Boston
  50. 50. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  51. 51. University of Ottawa
  52. 52. University of Virginia
  53. 53. Wright State University </li></ul>Page 8<br />
  54. 54. 150+ Beta testers total<br />Majority from:<br />Library<br />Campus IT<br />Visual Arts<br />Art History<br />Architecture<br />But also….<br />Page 9<br />First user group<br />~62 Collections<br /> ~2.8 per institution<br />
  55. 55. First user group<br />Beta testers from:<br />Communications/PR<br />Campus museum<br />Science Library<br />Landscape Arch.<br />Biology<br />Classics<br />Music<br />Literature<br />Page 10<br />
  56. 56. Darwin Core<br />Page 11<br />
  57. 57. Astronomy Visualization Metadata<br />Page 12<br />
  58. 58. Dublin Core<br />Page 13<br />
  59. 59. Online image management<br />Allows users to upload/download from anywhere <br />Supports collaboration <br />Online image management<br />Page 14<br />
  60. 60. Accessibility & Discovery<br />Open Shelf <br />Mixing local & ARTstor content <br />Cataloging <br />environment <br />Shared vocabularies<br />Cloud<br />Computing <br />Private Collection<br />Asset <br />management <br />Metasearch engine<br />Google Images<br />Page 15<br />
  61. 61. Teaching & learning tools<br />Image groups<br />Side by side comparison<br />Presentation tools<br />Powerpoint<br />OIV<br />3d views & sequencing<br />Page 16<br />
  62. 62. Sequencing<br />Page 17<br />
  63. 63. Sequencing<br />Page 18<br />
  64. 64. Publication to the ARTstor Digital Library<br />Challenges<br />Benefits<br />Aggregated content =<br />Interdisciplinary serendipity<br />Aggregated content =<br />Interdisciplinary serendipity<br />Page 19<br />
  65. 65. Creator: Mark Catesby, 1679 - 1749, (Artist)Title: The Ground SquirrelWork Type: Print Date: 1731- 1743Material: hand-colored etchingSource: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts<br />Title: African ground squirrel walking<br />Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaOrder: RodentiaFamily: SciuridaeGenus: XerusSpecies: XerusinaurisCommon Name: African ground squirrel Geographic Range: Africa Habitat: Grasslands, Forests Diet: Omnivore<br />Source: Biology Department Teaching Collection<br />Page 20<br />
  66. 66. Interdisciplinary Use<br /><ul><li>African-American Studies
  67. 67. American Studies
  68. 68. Anthropology
  69. 69. Architecture & Architectural History
  70. 70. Asian Studies
  71. 71. Classical Studies
  72. 72. Design & Decorative Studies
  73. 73. Foreign Languages & Literature
  74. 74. History
  75. 75. Literary Studies
  76. 76. Maps, Graphs & Charts
  77. 77. Medieval Studies
  78. 78. Middle Eastern Studies
  79. 79. Music History
  80. 80. Native American Studies
  81. 81. Photography
  82. 82. Political Science
  83. 83. Religious Studies
  84. 84. Renaissance Studies
  85. 85. Theater & Dance
  86. 86. Women’s Studies</li></ul>Page 21<br />
  87. 87. Page 22<br />
  88. 88. Navigatingprivacy issues<br />Granular access rights<br /><ul><li>Image editing and annotation tools</li></ul>Page 23<br />
  89. 89. Relevance for Visual Resources Professionals<br />Project management & production<br />Support, training, consultation <br />Expertise<br />Collaboration<br />Visual literacy & instruction<br />Page 24<br />
  90. 90. Thank you!<br />Questions: <br />caroline.caviness@artstor.org<br />Page 25<br />

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