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Materials Special Interest Group

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Materials Special Interest Group at the VRA + ARLIS/NA 2nd Joint Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

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Materials Special Interest Group

  1. 1. Materials LibrariesSpecial Interest Group(MATSIG)<br />VRA-ARLIS Annual Conference<br />March 24, 2011<br />Carol Terry & Mark PompeliaRhode Island School of Design<br />
  2. 2. Materials… More Questions than Answers<br />Who is the target audience?<br />How is the collection organized?<br />Does the collection have a metadata schema?<br />Do you maintain only current samples?<br />Do you adhere to trends in material innovation?<br />What areas do you target for collection development?<br />What are your circulation policies for borrowing and item loss?<br />What is the accommodation of physical space?<br />How do you facilitate browsing?<br />Storage<br />Display<br />Physical formatting<br />
  3. 3. Materials… More Questions than Answers<br />Role of manager<br />Role of finding aides<br />Print resources on site<br />Exhibits<br />Student work<br />Laboratory testing<br />Safety<br />Product literature<br />Budget for acquisitions<br />Subscriptions<br />Finished object vs. raw sample<br />Product demonstrations<br />“What are people looking for and why is it here?”<br />
  4. 4. Materials…<br />Library: too finite/complete?<br />Lab: too scientific?<br />Studio: too creative or messy?<br />Collection: too limited?<br />Center: just right???<br />Departments<br />Schools<br />Libraries<br />Architecture Firms<br />Engineering<br />Construction<br />Color and/or Lighting components?<br />Blog names: materio, materia, materiality, materialize, etc…<br />
  5. 5. Materials Products & Services<br />Sweets Network<br />building materials, products, manufacturers<br />Construction Specifications Institute <br />MasterFormat<br />publication of CSI<br />master list of numbers and titles classified by work results<br />primarily used to organize project manuals and detailed cost information, and to relate drawing notations to specifications.<br />Material Connexion<br />Inventables<br />
  6. 6. Material Connexion<br />
  7. 7. Materials Library,Material Connexion<br />
  8. 8. Materials Library,Material Connexion<br />
  9. 9. Materials Library,Material Connexion<br />
  10. 10. Materials Library,Material Connexion<br />
  11. 11. Materials Library,Material Connexion<br />
  12. 12. Active Matter,Material Connexion<br />
  13. 13. Inventables<br />
  14. 14. Inventables<br />
  15. 15. Materials Bibliography & Research<br />Materials Matter series by Material Connexion<br />Ingredients series by Chris Lefteri<br />Transmaterialseries by Blaine Brownell<br />
  16. 16. Materials Site Visits<br />Material Connexion<br />Pratt Institute<br />Materials Library<br />CSDS<br />Art Center College of Design CMTEL<br />New York School of Interior Design<br />University of Houston School of Architecture<br />California College of Art<br />
  17. 17. Center for Sustainable Design Studies, Pratt Institute <br />
  18. 18. Center for Sustainable Design Studies, Pratt Institute <br />
  19. 19. Center for Sustainable Design Studies, Pratt Institute <br />
  20. 20. Center for Sustainable Design Studies, Pratt Institute <br />Material of the Month<br />Case Study Research Guide<br />Eco Design Strategies<br />Green Glossary<br />Material Research Example<br />Materials Research Questionnaire<br />
  21. 21. Color Material Trends Exploration Laboratory (CMTEL)Art Center College of Design<br />
  22. 22. New York School of Interior Design<br />
  23. 23. Materials Research CollaborativeSchool of Architecture, University of Houston<br />
  24. 24. Materials Research CollaborativeSchool of Architecture, University of Houston<br />
  25. 25. Materials Research CollaborativeSchool of Architecture, University of Houston<br />
  26. 26. Materials Research CollaborativeSchool of Architecture, University of Houston<br />
  27. 27. Materials Research CollaborativeSchool of Architecture, University of Houston<br />
  28. 28. Materials Research CollaborativeSchool of Architecture, University of Houston<br />
  29. 29. New Materials Resource Center,California College of the Arts<br />
  30. 30. New Materials Resource Center,California College of the Arts<br />
  31. 31. New Materials Resource Center,California College of the Arts<br />
  32. 32. Material Resource Center,Rhode Island School of Design<br />
  33. 33. Material Resource Center,Rhode Island School of Design<br />Material Resource Center<br />The MRC will inspire the art and design community and provide access to a diverse range of materials and processes. The library will allow artist and student, professor and practitioner to explore technologies both new and old. The library will continue RISD’s unique tradition of the idea made tangible.<br />
  34. 34. Material Resource Center,Rhode Island School of Design<br />2009 audit of existing collections around campusacross 24 departments !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br />Map resources with creation of an online map or locator<br />Consolidate collections into central library <br /><ul><li>The MRC must be a direct reflection of the work happening at RISD.</li></li></ul><li>MATSIG Blog: material|resource<br />
  35. 35. MATSIG Future?<br />Updates from audience<br />Communication Structure: Blog (+Wiki?)<br />Future plans<br />Plan to submit a materials paper for Visual Resources Curators session at the Southeast College Art Association (SECAC) <br />Try to organize upcoming ARLIS/NA- or VRA -sponsored session at College Art Association<br />Organize a session at ARLIS/NA 2012 in Toronto<br />BLOG!<br />

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