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Presented by Laura Anne Heller at the Annual Conference of the Visual Resources Association, April 18th - April 21st, 2012, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Session: Beyond These Four Walls: Optimizing Traditional Collections Through Outreach and Collaboration
With the advent of digital technology, image repositories are no longer limited to a single physical presence on campus or in a museum. This provides motivation for creative thinking and prompts the establishment of new working relationships within our own institutions as well as on a national level. As curators, librarians, and faculty become well versed in the use of digital technology, many have been able to optimize the development of their resources through successful collaborative ventures. This session will highlight some of these recent projects at academic institutions, museums, and cultural archives.
ORGANIZER & MODERATOR: Karin S. Whalen, Reed College
• Jen Green, Lamson Library and Learning Commons, Plymouth State University
• Marianne Martin, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
• Laura Anne Heller, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
• Stephanie Post, The Metropolitan Museum of Art & Jenni Rodda, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University