MIKE SATALOF| SPRING 2012 PRACTICUM | PRATT SILSDISCOVERING MUSEUM HISTORY AND NEW ROLES IN        IMAGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
MET VISUAL HISTORYFifth Avenue Façade, July 1926 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
THE SEGV PROJECT• Special Exhibition Gallery View (SEGV)• 2-year collaboration with ARTstor  • No public, private, or fede...
THE SEGV PROJECTProject Workflow1.   Assess and select slides2.   Clean, re-bind, re-label3.   Inventory4.   Assign unique...
THE SEGV PROJECTProject Workflow1.   Assess and select slides2.   Clean, re-bind, re-label3.   Inventory4.   Assign unique...
SELECTION PARAMETERS• Digitize:  • Gallery and exhibition views  • Unique photographs  • Met Museum-controlled copyright• ...
NEW DIGITAL IMAGE   DSsegv1_0085 | Saints and their Legends (1974) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
“MET”ADATADSsegv1_0085 | Saints and their Legends (1974) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
TRANSITION AT THE IMAGE LIBRARY2006: The Photograph and Slide Library 2006: The Image Library 2012: (Digital Media Depart...
TRANSITION AT THE IMAGE LIBRARY• Consolidation of Museum departments• Danger of compartmentalization at large institutions...
ANALOG ASSET LIBRARIANSHIP
DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
Discovering Museum History and New Roles in ImageResource ManagementMike SatalofPratt Institute SILS Practicum, Spring 201...
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  • Summer 2011 – Spring 2012Two parts – successful project management and transitioning roles of visual resource centers
  • SEGV part of Met Visual History Project – ongoing, multiple iniatiativesOngoing series of initiatives – multiple projects so far, with ARTstorDocumentation of institutional history; museum architectural; historical artworks; and exhibition history
  • 2-year projectDigitize and catalog 4,000 imagesARTstor (no public, private, or federal grant funds! – exchange for distribution and rights strategic intern use)IMPORTANT – aims to fill a gap in museum’s collectionsUnique photographyHistory of museum spaces and of exhibitionsCurators, historians, museum archives
  • 10 batches – cyclical workflow – differnet batches constantly coming and goingSelectionRe-binding (often deteriorating slide mounts)Inventory – record all metadata and assign unique # BY HAND*DIGITIZATION*Catalog in DAMS – metadata from number of sourcesRe-file slides in original master sets; create master sets if neededDocument project’s work in master sets and on original order forms
  • Selection (subjective part of the process)In particular – show the gallery and/or exhibitionUniqeRIGHTS CONTROL – MMA or contract photogsNOIndividual works – risky – for example, a single piece – show contextPeople’s facesBannersCopyiright issues – contemporary photography shows
  • Metadata comes from: Slides themselves Met Museum Archives – show authority data Original order forms
  • Changes – restructuringTransition period begins in 2006 – re-defined (not fully)2012 – integration with Department of Digital Media Wider initiatives – vision-oriented director Thomas Campbell
  • Campbell consolidates Museum departments – particularly primary digital – under Digital MediaDanger at large institutions – security, lack of communication and resource sharing(the stuff?)
  • Anxiety - end of traditional librarian roles, expanding / shifting job descriptions / public reference, etc.
  • Still similar! – work within museum projects and departmentsImage discovery and delivery; conservators ALL THE TIME; curatorial, web and editorial departments – shaping the output of the museumMaintain the collection and EXCITED about new partnership with Digital Media and being stakeholders in future of the Museum!
  • Discovering Museum History and New Roles in Image Resource Management

    1. 1. MIKE SATALOF| SPRING 2012 PRACTICUM | PRATT SILSDISCOVERING MUSEUM HISTORY AND NEW ROLES IN IMAGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    2. 2. MET VISUAL HISTORYFifth Avenue Façade, July 1926 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    3. 3. THE SEGV PROJECT• Special Exhibition Gallery View (SEGV)• 2-year collaboration with ARTstor • No public, private, or federal funding! Interns/volunteers• Digitize and catalog 4,000 slide images over 10 batches (one batch per curatorial dept.)• Unique collections • Visual history of Museum spaces and of past shows • Gap in currently available collections
    4. 4. THE SEGV PROJECTProject Workflow1. Assess and select slides2. Clean, re-bind, re-label3. Inventory4. Assign unique identifier5. *Digitization by ARTstor*6. Ingest images into DAMS7. Catalog in DAMS8. Re-file slides, document digitization on master sets and original orders
    5. 5. THE SEGV PROJECTProject Workflow1. Assess and select slides2. Clean, re-bind, re-label3. Inventory4. Assign unique identifier5. *Digitization by ARTstor*6. Ingest images into DAMS7. Catalog in DAMS8. Re-file slides, document digitization on master sets and original orders
    6. 6. SELECTION PARAMETERS• Digitize: • Gallery and exhibition views • Unique photographs • Met Museum-controlled copyright• No: • Individual works of art or case shots (subjective) • People’s faces • Banner shots of Museum façade • Shows with “known” copyright issues
    7. 7. NEW DIGITAL IMAGE DSsegv1_0085 | Saints and their Legends (1974) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    8. 8. “MET”ADATADSsegv1_0085 | Saints and their Legends (1974) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    9. 9. TRANSITION AT THE IMAGE LIBRARY2006: The Photograph and Slide Library 2006: The Image Library 2012: (Digital Media Department) • The Image Library ceases to exist in name
    10. 10. TRANSITION AT THE IMAGE LIBRARY• Consolidation of Museum departments• Danger of compartmentalization at large institutions• Dedication to active digital asset management • (What happens to the analog collections?) • (What happens to the space?)
    11. 11. ANALOG ASSET LIBRARIANSHIP
    12. 12. DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
    13. 13. Discovering Museum History and New Roles in ImageResource ManagementMike SatalofPratt Institute SILS Practicum, Spring 2012Dr. Tula Giannini, DeanThe Image Library and Department of Digital Media, TheMetropolitan Museum of Art

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