Scholar's Resource - Vendor Slam

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Vendor Slam presentation by Scholar's Resource at the VRA + ARLIS 2nd Joint Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

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Scholar's Resource - Vendor Slam

  1. 1. 2011 ARLIS/VRA Vendor Slam March 19, 2011
  2. 2. Scholars Resource is one of the premiere providers of images to academia.
  3. 3. Why consider Scholars Resource? <ul><li>Scholars Resource is noted for its: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convenience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost Effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of Images </li></ul></ul>Davis Art Images
  4. 4. CONTENT <ul><li>Core Academic Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly 250,000 professionally photographed images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnered. Not Donated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extremely high-quality images and metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exclusive to academia (teaching & research) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic & Textbook Sets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Photographers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional photographers representing names you know and admire: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bridgeman </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saskia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Davis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Archivision </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kiracofe </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ken Garrett </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Museums </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collections directly from Museums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Metropolitan Museum of Art </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MFA Boston </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Toledo Museum of Art </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>… and one to be announced at end of this presentation </li></ul></ul></ul>Toledo Museum of Art
  5. 5. CONVENIENCE <ul><li>Benefits of Ownership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Store in any format (e.g. VRA Core 4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access from any platform (e.g. Insight, Artstor, MDID, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any size you need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print-quality resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infinitely Flexible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No-cost Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images and data stored on SR website. Free. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Images and Metadata always current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Search Engine. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP Authentication available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High-resolution Online Viewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available for download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No cost. No work!! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academic & Textbook Sets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Sets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbook Sets </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. COST EFFECTIVE <ul><li>License in Perpetuity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convenience and safety of ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rent vs. Own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholars Resource is the only aggregator (academic) that gives you this option. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In your hands – forever. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pay for only what you need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renting entire library not required </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. You already have us! <ul><li>2.3 Million images in schools around the world </li></ul><ul><li>300+ schools in U.S. alone </li></ul><ul><li>Available online for download or via hi-resolution online viewer </li></ul>
  8. 8. Image Management / Hosting <ul><li>Hosting your own images in-house can be expensive! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware $$$ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Server costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disk Storage (LOTS!!) costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Facility costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Backup and Redundancy costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personnel $$$ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware, Network and Systems administration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Programmers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web Developers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Database administrators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Management costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing Maintenance and Upgrade $$$ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Outsourcing is not only extremely cost effective, but leverages a provider’s economies of scale to provide safety and availability that would require tens of thousands of dollars per year to do yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>No Brain Damage!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Hosting should provide <ul><ul><li>Scalable Storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image Platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search Engine </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Download </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online viewing (is it high-resolution?) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VRA Core 4 based database (for art, architecture, and cultural images) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Three Questions you should ask: <ul><li>How easy is it to get my images into your system? </li></ul><ul><li>Is your system cloud-based? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it cost? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Real-life example <ul><li>3,000 students (classified as “Very Small”) </li></ul><ul><li>40,000 images </li></ul><ul><li>Average size: 4MB for a total of about 1.25 GB </li></ul>
  12. 12. Hosting Calculator
  13. 13. Hosting Calculator
  14. 14. <ul><li>Just because you are paying more doesn’t necessarily mean you are getting more </li></ul><ul><li>And if you are, is it worth the extra cost? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Join our Facebook Community! <ul><li>Insights, news, special offers and discounts </li></ul><ul><li>Free Kindle! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit our booth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become a fan on Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.facebook.com/scholarsresource </li></ul>
  16. 16. Announcing! Asian Art Museum of San Francisco ! <ul><li>Among most comprehensive collections of Art from all across Asia, from Persia to Japan </li></ul><ul><li>6,000 images within the next few months with 2,000 by mid-April. </li></ul><ul><li>Images not available anywhere else </li></ul><ul><li>Watch facebook for announcements </li></ul>

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