It's Not You, It's Mimi!: Building an Institutional Repository Specifically for the Arts Community

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Anne Hepburn and Jason Williams presentation for the "Case Studies 1" session at the VRA + ARLIS/NA 2nd Joint Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

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It's Not You, It's Mimi!: Building an Institutional Repository Specifically for the Arts Community

  1. 1. <ul><li>It’s not you ... </li></ul><ul><li>It’s Mimi </li></ul>Anne Hepburn // Jason Williams Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland, Oregon, USA
  2. 2. Building an institutional repository specifically for an arts community
  3. 4. Mimi is ... ... A multimedia archive for a college and a museum ... Foundation for rich student portfolios ... A collaboration between the Library and IT
  4. 6. PNCA •  600+ Full-time enrollment (BFA + MFA) AICAD member •  100-year history — formerly Museum Art School
  5. 7. 44,000 original student works
  6. 10. Museum of Contemporary Craft •  Founded 1937 •  Entered Partnership with PNCA in 2009 •  Very active in Mimi
  7. 11. Communications + Public Programs •  PNCA and MoCC •  Mimi holds multimedia from: _ Public Events _ Exhibitions _ Lectures and Panels
  8. 12. Continuing Education •  Roughly 1500 students all ages annually •  Mimi holds an archival collection of Children’s Art
  9. 13. Build Our Own? Really? Internal Collaboration From acquiring Grant Funding To designing metadata schemes that fit varied formats + External Collaboration Talking with other institutions about their experiences
  10. 14. Other Options LUNA Insight ContentDM DSpace Extensis Portfolio Fedora
  11. 15. Running Start Built our own Calendar and LMS HTML5 • CSS3 • Ruby on Rails • Multimedia Processing
  12. 16. Mimi Features •  Customized metadata • Dublin Core & VRA Core •  Full-text search •  Any file type (images, video, audio, PDF) •  Beautiful, engaging and fun
  13. 22. Volunteer Supported • PNCA Volunteers are MLS students from Emporia State University, Portland cohort •  Museum has separate volunteers cataloging their archival holdings and new exhibits
  14. 23. Future •  100,000 - 150,000 items within 2 years •  Backbone of next generation student portfolios • Full integration with all PNCA + MoCC websites •  Integration with other schools? Libraries? Museums? •  Open to the public 2012

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