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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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VRA Bulletin – Call for Content

The VRA Bulletin is recruiting content for its first ever Open Access issue due out in Spring 2019! 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. If you’re interested in serving as a reviewer, please reach out to the Content Editor, Hannah Marshall, at marshall.hannah.marie@gmail.com.

In light of the Bulletin’s expanded access and peer-review option, this call is open to a wide variety of article types including but not limited to:

  • Scholarly articles
  • Case studies
  • Editorials
  • Reviews of books and other resources
  • Project updates
  • Reports from working groups and professional organizations

Examples of timely topics that we’d welcome articles on (and which you may already be thinking about and working on…):

  • Spring conference presentations (the VRAB editorial team is happy to work with presenters to adapt papers, posters, and talks into articles!)
  • Art + Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thons
  • DPLA
  • Visual resources in institutional repositories
  • Digitization projects – whether in-house, grant-funded, outsourced, collaborative, etc.
  • Others!

Articles should be submitted using the online system by Friday, March 1st.

The editors are available to discuss and advise on topic ideas prior to submission, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

Sincerely,
Hannah Marshall, Content Editor
Amy Lazet, Production Editor

2019 VRAF Professional Development Grant

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the VRAF Professional Development Grant program. This program offers two $1000 grants yearly. This grant can be used to support conference participation, enroll in a workshop, for an online education opportunity, or for research activities.
**VRA Membership is not required to apply!**

For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:59pm Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, and to submit your application go here or please contact the VRAF Board of Directors at vrafoundation@gmail.com

Purpose:

The purpose of the VRAF Professional Development grant is to support professional development in the field of visual resources and cultural heritage information management. The grant can be used to participate in a professional development opportunity of the grantee’s choosing (such as a conference, symposium, workshop, online education), or to enroll in relevant research activities (such as hands-on field work or a site visit for scholarly purposes). Priority will be given to applications that include participation at a conference (giving a paper, teaching a workshop, chairing a committee, etc.); research that shows promise to lead to publication or contributes to the visual resources and cultural heritage information management community; or to applications that can demonstrate that the receiving the opportunity will have a broader benefit to an institution or region. Please note that recipients of the award are required to submit a report outlining how the award contributed to his or her professional development within 30 days following the event.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should have a professional interest in visual resources and cultural heritage information management, and may include retirees, the currently unemployed, or students seeking educational and training opportunities in support of broad access to cultural information.
  • Membership in the Visual Resources Association is not required.
  • Statements of financial need will be strongly considered.

Acceptable Uses of Award Money:

  • Transportation costs to and from the event venue
  • Registration fees or tuition
  • Required course materials (e.g., work books, DVDs)
  • Lodging
  • Meals – including meals in transit to and from the educational event
  • Research expenses

Grant monies may not be used to cover indirect costs (a percentage of grant money taken by the grantee’s institution to cover perceived overhead)

Application Criteria:

  • A goals statement outlining the opportunity, how it will benefit your work, and any potential contributions this opportunity may allow you to make beyond your own professional development.
  • A comprehensive budget and breakdown of your proposed travel, lodging, meal, and other expenses. When costs are estimated, please explain (e.g., “roundtrip airfare on United as determined via Expedia search”; my lodging costs reflect an estimate for a shared room). If your institution requires you to use a specific airline, or has set a corporate airfare rate, please note this in the comments section. Be as clear and complete as possible about other funding support you will receive or are applying for, such as from your home institution, or other grants and awards.
  • Your resume/curriculum vitae

Application:

Please submit an online application to be considered for a VRAF Professional Development Grant.


To obtain further details about the VRAF, the VRAF Professional Development Grant, and other VRAF programs, please visit vrafoundation.com. The recipient of the 2019 VRAF Professional Development grant will be announced by Friday, March 1, 2019, and must be used before March 1, 2020