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  • Technology &Visual Literacy Alex Watkins Job Talk UC Boulder
  • As we create and make available technology tools We must also create the users of these technologies Photo by Max & Dee via flickr
  • Technology and images go hand in hand We must build savvy users and interpreters of images Art & Architecture librarian will have to understand images,technology, and teaching Da Vinci’s Studies of the working of cogwheels, 1483-7
  • Visual Literacy •Identify •Search •Analyze •Incorporate •Respect •Assert Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as Allegory of Painting, 1630
  • Visual Literacy helps createa tech rich university It is vital for: Institutional Digital Repositories Libraries Online Scholarship Raphael’s School of Athens, 1510
  • Building Digital Libraries Provide images, information and ideasA source for artists, writers, architects, teachers and more Work in a team to select items, create collections, create metadata
  • Finding Images: Digital Libraries As we digitize need to also cultivate users of our digital resources Students often stop with Google Images, where copyright and ownership are murky Scholars need visual literacy to find the rich collections in digital librariesDetail of Panini’s Ancient Rome, 1757
  • The Visually Literate Scholar •Goes beyond Google •Uses Digital Libraries, Databases, and Specialized Search Engines •Finds images they can legally use •Is a savvy user of the library’s digital content Degas’ Portrait of Edmond Duranty, 1879
  • The Art & Architecture LibrarianHelp in the creationof digital libraries andthe acquisition ofimage databasesCollaborate with librarians,faculty, and visualresources curators toincrease awareness ofimage resources Michelangelo’s The Separation of Light and Dark, 1508-12
  • New Forms of Scholarly CommunicationThe Digital Humanities and other new forms of digitalscholarship can be facilitated by the library Fearless in the face of new technology, ready to learn anything, and then turn around and teach it
  • Using Images:Digital Scholarship New Forms of Scholarship that have emerged require images Digital Humanities Powerpoint Blogs Websites Detail of David’s Death of Socrates, 1787
  • The VisuallyLiterate ScholarSelects greatimagesAnalyzes andunderstands theirmeaningManipulates andIncorporates theimage Detail of Manet’s Dejeuner sur lherbe, 1863
  • The Art & Architecture LibrarianUnderstand howimages reflect onthe scholarPromote the use ofimages in scholarlycommunication &web resourcsesTo Fully harnessdigital scholarshipmust use images Caravaggio’s Narcissus, 1597
  • Institutional RepositoryTakes the Entire Community tofill it with contentRepository must meet the needsand desires of the scholars whowill deposit in itArt & Architecture librarian canensure the the repository willwork for artists, art historians,and architects photo by author
  • Understanding Rights: Sharing ScholarshipMuch of the content that we will want in our repositoryuses images to illustrate points Image Copyright is a major obstacle Caravaggio’s Saint Jerome, 1606
  • The Visually LiterateScholarUnderstands the nebulous nature offair use Uses images made available through public domain and creative commonsCan confidently deposit their work inthe Institutional Repository Make their own work available Detail of Vermeer’s Woman Holding a Balance, 1662
  • Art & Advocate and encourageArchitecture depositing in the Institutional Repository Librarian Is a natural fit to help build image copyright knowledge at Boulder Detail of David’s Oath of the Horatii, 1784
  • Teaching Visual Literacy Need to meet the students where they are Online In the Classroom At the LibraryEakins’s Agnew Clinic, 1889
  • Virtual Outreach Boulder already has an excellent online guide to finding images Integrated into the Learning Management System Through Social Media Blog posts, twitter responses
  • In the Classroom An embedded librarian can help faculty teach visual literacy From art students to thesis writers Collaborate closely Problem Based Discussion Hands-On Mini-Lessons Relevant Assessmentphoto by author
  • In the Library During reference interactions can guide students to alternate image resourcesInstructional sessions can explain the risks and rewards of using images, and the right way to do it Workshops on finding images, image copyright, or depositing in the I.R.
  • ConclusionThe Art &ArchitectureLibrarian can fostervisual literacyThis skill is essentialto a technology richuniversityThe community canleverage these skillsto create digitalscholarship Balla’s Street Light, 1910
  • Thank YouCreated by Alex Watkins Detail of Cézanne’s Still Life with Jar, Cup, and Apples, 1877