VREPS at #VRA2019

Only 1 more week until VRA LA 2019! The Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Student group have a few things planned this year. Keep reading to learn more!

Meetup Lunch (RSVP only)
When: Tuesday, March 27 from 12:15-1:45pm
Room: Golden State I
About: New members, 1st/2nd time conference attendees, VREPS, conference/year-round mentors and mentees, and peer resume & cover letter reviewers/reviewees are invited to meetup over an informal lunch. If you are new to the VRA or the conference experience or are an emerging professional or student, or just need some time to catch up with your mentor, mentee, reviewer or reviewee, this Meetup is a great way to connect in a friendly and social environment. Boxed lunch will be provided.


Community Partnership Event
When:
Wednesday, March 28 from 2:15-4:00pm
Room: Golden State Ballroom Foyer 
About: This event will provide ample opportunities for conversations about products, projects, and information about how to become more involved in the work of the Visual Resources Association. VREPS will be at the Membership Committee table, stop by and say hi!


VREPS Annual Meeting
When:
Wednesday, March 28 from 12:15-1:00pm
Room: Sacramento
About: Join your VREPS colleagues to discuss future programming, employment opportunities, and emerging trends in visual resources, and more, that are important to you. All are welcome!


VREPS Session: Stories from the Start
When: Thursday, March 29 from 5:00-6:00pm
Room: Golden State II 
About: Have questions about starting out in the Visual Resources field? Interested in hearing other VRA members’ backstories? Join VREPS for a informal conversation with experienced professionals. Speakers will share stories from the beginning years of their career and discuss the difficulties they faced. An open discussion will follow, allowing all attendees to ask questions. Learn More


Below are some additional posts we created about #VRA2019

VRA2019 Conference Guide + Tips

VREPS in LA: Food + Places to Visit

VRA Special Interest Groups Meeting in LA

VRA2019 Social Spotlight: Meetup Lunch

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Happenings

Advice & Articles

Big Flickr Announcement: All CC-licensed images will be protected!

ICYMI…Are Temporary Appointments a Threat to Archiving? via Moving Image Archive News

Open Access Is Going Mainstream. Here’s Why That Could Transform Academic Life via The Chronicle of Higher Education

Freeze! A manifesto for safeguarding and preserving born-digital heritage via Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision


CFPs, Conferences, Awards, and such…

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Call for Submissions
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Learn More & Apply

Society of American Archivists Foundation
10 Travel Awards
available—of up to $1,000 each—to support attendance at the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and SAA in Austin, July 31–August 6. Learn More & Apply! [have to be a member to apply]


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Happenings

Advice, Articles, & Toolkits

Endangered Data Week is a collaborative effort coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. Browse their map and list of events that are happening!

10 Myths about Canadian Copyright Law via Copyrightlaws.com

Reflections on PASIG 2019: Advancing Digital Preservation Through Community Cultivation by Oya Y. Rieger [The Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG)]

Do’s and Don’t’s of Job Talks – a Twitter thread by Liz Bucar @BucarLiz

Recap: SAA-UW Decolonizing Archives Online Panel via Society of American Archivists – University of Wisconsin


Conferences, Symposiums, Workshops and such…

VRA Bulletin
Call for Content – first-ever open access issue!
Deadline: Friday, March 1st
Learn More & Submit Something

VRA Foundation Regional Workshop
Topic: Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends
When: April 26, 2019
Where: The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler
Register Here

Summer Educational Institute
Where: University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM
When: June 4-7, 2019
Take a look at the 2019 Schedule
Learn More & Register Here


Webinars, Classes, and more

Documentary Heritage & Preservation Services for New York
Topic: Finding Aid Basics
This workshop covers the basics of collection-level finding aids and focuses on content and formatting as governed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), the descriptive standard for archival materials.
Watch Here (free)

Lyrasis
Topic: Digital Collection Policy Development and Content Selection/Prioritization – Two-hour online class
When: March 8, 2019
Register Here

Lyrasis
Topic: Creating Online Exhibits: New Ways to Reach Out, Advocate, and Publicize Your Collections and Services
When: March 6, 2019
Register Here


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Happenings

Awards, Fellowships and $$$

VRAF Professional Development Grant
Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019 – Two Grants Available!
Apply Here – VRA Membership NOT required!


Advice, Articles, & Toolkits

6 Best Practices for Legally using Google Images by Copyrightlaws.com

ARLIS/NA Diversity Forum Panelist: Jennifer Ferretti via The Art of Diversity


CFPs, Conferences, Symposiums, and such…

PressED is a conference looking into how WordPress is used in teaching, pedagogy, and research. The conference happens solely on Twitter at #pressedconf18!
When: April 18, 2019, from 4:00am-4:00pm EST
Call for Submissions Here

VRAF Regional Workshops
Topic: Exhibit, Instruct, Promote, Collaborate: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship
Instructor: Susan Jane Williams
Hosted by The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
March 1, 2019

Topic: Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends
Instructor: Shyam Oberoi
Hosted by The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler
April 26, 2019


Webinars, Podcasts, and more

Documentary Heritage & Preservation Services for New York
Topic: Metadata Matters
What is metadata? And why does it matter? This webinar will answer these questions and more! Intended to help those just getting started with metadata, topics covered will include best practices for item- and collection-level metadata, file naming, and systems for capturing metadata. Dublin Core and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) will also be addressed.
When: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Register Here (free)

NDSR Art
Topic: Archiving Performance in an Institutional Context: Perspectives from the Mark Morris Dance Group
When: February 28, 2019 at 11:00am EST
Learn More & Register Here


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Happenings

Advice, Articles, & Tools

A list of videos, databases, books, links, legislation, and publications for collection specialists and related professionals compiled by the Association of Registrars and Collection Specialists (ARCS)

Guidelines for the use of copyrighted materials and works of art by art museums compiled by the Association of Art Museum Directors.

Is it possible to decolonize the Commons? An interview with Jane Anderson of Local Contexts.


CFPs, Conferences, Symposiums, and such…

2019 Digital Initiatives Symposium
This day-and-a-half conference focuses on the digital elements of library ecosystems and features workshops and user group meetings for a variety of institutional repository platforms.
Where: San Diego, California
When: April 29-30, 2019
Learn More & Register

Archiving 2019
Discuss and learn about the most pressing issues in the cultural heritage landscape.
Where: Lisbon, Portugal
When: May 14-17
Learn More

Call for Papers: Art Documentation
(Semi-annual peer-reviewed journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America)
Deadline: March 1, 2019
Learn More & Submit

Helen Pond McIntyre ‘48 Lecture: Archiving in the Future Perfect Tense
Speaker: Avery Gordon
Where: NYC
When: Monday, February 25, 2019, at 6:30pm
Learn More + Register Here


Webinars, Podcasts, and more

Documentary Heritage & Preservation Network for New York
Topic: Digital Preservation for Small Repositories
This webinar focuses on simple, practical first steps small repositories can take toward digital preservation and points you to a wide array of helpful resources. Watch Here (free)

ACRL Webinar
Topic: Introduction to Augmented Reality for and by Librarians
When: April 4, 2019, starting at 11:00 am CST
Register Here (free)

Library 2.019 mini-conference – SJSU
Topic: Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design
When: March 13, 2019 from 12:00pm – 3:00 pm PST
Learn More & Register Here (free)


Awards, Fellowships and $$$

VRAF Professional Development Grant
Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019 – Two Grants Available!
Apply Here – VRA Membership NOT required!


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Happenings

Awards, Fellowships and $$$

VRAF Professional Development Grant 
Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019 – Two Grants Available!
Apply Here – VRA Membership NOT required!

Association of Architecture School Librarians – Annual Conference
Frances Chen Travel Award + Student Travel Award
Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019
Learn More & Apply


Advice, Articles, & Podcasts

Arts in the Public Library by Autumn Wetli via ArLiSNAP

Resources for Small Archives by the Historical Society of Pennslyvania

The Art Newspaper Podcast hosted by Ben Luke, the Art Newspaper covers and discusses news and current issues from international museums, art galleries, and auction houses


CFPs, Conferences, Symposiums, and such…

Visual Resources Association Bulletin
Call for Content: Spring 2019 Open Access Issue
In addition to being openly accessible, the Bulletin now offers a hybrid peer-review model in which authors can select whether or not to have a submission peer-reviewed.
Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019
Learn More

Triangle Digital Humanities Institute on Digital Humanities Pedagogy
Where: Duke University
When: Monday, March 5, 2019, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Learn More

CAA 2019 (College Art Association)
Where: New York City
When: February 13-16, 2019
*VRA will be meeting, during CAA2019, February 15, in the Morgan Suite at the New York Hilton, from 12:30-1:30pm* (This event is free and open to the public, so you do not need to be a CAA member or to register for the conference to attend the VRA business meeting)


Webinars, Podcasts, and more

Zoom On In are free 20-minute virtual copyright sessions. They’re part of Copyrightlaws.com’s 2019 initiatives to make people more aware of copyright law. Think of these sessions as copyright education or copyright literacy in a nutshell.

*Happening Today* The Smithsonian American Art Museum invites you to join Dr. Susan Rather, a professor and an associate chair for the department of art and art history at the University of Texas at Austin and winner of the 2018 Charles C. Eldredge Prize, for a talk entitled “Constructing the American School” on Thursday, February 7, at 4 p.m. EST at the museum. Watch a live webcast here!

National Trust for Historic Preservation-Preservation Leadership Forum presents Including Women in the Sequel: Re-Interpretation and Telling the Full History at Historic Sites. Panelists from Belle Grove, the Oneida Community Mansion House, and the Pauli Murray House discuss their work telling women’s stories—including identifying source materials, developing interpretive plans, and building narratives that tell a broader American story. Watch the recorded webinar here (free)!

New England Museum Association presents Finding the Broadest Benefit in Preservation. As many of us face ongoing limitations in funding and staffing, it is increasingly important that each preservation action taken improves long-term outcomes for the largest number of items. Preservation (preventive conservation) is best approached when we take a moment to step back from the trees and start looking at the forest. This session will provide a brief refresher on the difference between preservation and conservation, will take you through the various aspects of a preservation program while identifying areas where broad actions have significant benefits and will explore the impact and feasibility matrix as a method for building a long-range preservation plan that benefits all of your collections. Watch the recording here (free)!


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Happenings

Articles, Advice, and Twitter Chats

Art Libraries Society of North America created a Teaching Special Interest Group Blog they’re starting things off with an assortment of lesson plans and interviews created by the Teaching SIG blog team.

Working in digital preservation, collections, or museum library management? The Digital Library Federation invites you to participate in its monthly Museums Cohort meetings on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern. #DLFmuseums

#ARCSChat will be talking about Decolonizing the Museum and the Future of Collections Stewardship on February 5th at 8pm EST…on Twitter. “Museums have long been revered as prominent spaces of knowledge, scholarship, and privilege. But in recent years, institutions have been working to remove unnecessary barriers and engage in a meaningful way with their communities. In an ever-growing, global world, how will the management of institutional collections develop to support these changes?” @Arcs4All


Awards, Fellowships, and $$$

VRAF Professional Development Grant
Deadline: Friday, February 22, 2019 – Two Grants Available!
Apply Here – VRA Membership NOT required!

VRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter – Annual Conference Travel Award
Deadline: February 4, 2019
Apply Here


Conferences, Symposiums, and Workshops

Rare Book School
Call for Applications – 2019 Summer Courses
Deadline: February 18, 2019
Apply Here

DReAM Lab
A week-long Digital Humanities training event. Limited # of early registration scholarships available – apply by Feb. 15
Where: University of Pennslyvania
When: June 10-14, 2019
Learn More Here

Scholar and Feminist Conference: The Politics and Ethics of the Archive
When: February 8-9, 2019
Where: The Diana Center, New York, NY
Learn More & Register

VRAF Regional Workshop
Topic: Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends
Where: Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler, Washington, D.C.
When: April 26, 2019
Learn More Here

VRAF Regional Workshop
Topic: Exhibit, Instruct, Promote, Collaborate: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship
Where: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
When: March 1, 2019
Learn More & Register


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