SEI Instructor of the Week!

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute, many of whom are joining us for the first time! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2017 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned.

We’re happy to introduce David Riecks, owner of ControlledVocabulary.com, and celebrated metadata consultant. David will be leading the Embedded Metadata Workshop and Let’s Get Practical: Metadata Open Session. The workshop will take a hands-on approach to embedding metadata into digital image files, playing with tools that read, write, and extract metadata from digital files, and what programs may be best for data acquistion, work flow management and information exchange. Be prepared for active learning exercises – Come with questions, leave with answers!

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David Riecks

Did you know?

David Riecks founded ControlledVocabulary.com as a resource for building controlled vocabularies, thesauri, and keyword hierarchies for describing images to increase success in finding them in digital asset management (DAM) systems.

You may recognize him as being involved in many of the metadata standards initiatives influential to the photography, digital image, and digitization fields — or from being a featured speaker at conferences and industry events — such as PhotoPlus Expo, the Microsoft Pro Photo Summit, and the International PhotoMetadata Conferences, among others. Riecks has chaired the Society of American Archivists’ Imaging Technology Standards committee, the American Society of Media Photographers Digital Photography Standards & Practices committee, and more.

Riecks recently assumed leadership for the Photo Metadata website, a project begun under the Stock Artists Alliance, one of several projects under an umbrella of partnerships spearheaded by the Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP).

In recognition of his years of work to further photo metadata standards, he was named as a “Pioneer of Digital Preservation” by the Library of Congress in 2009.

Register for SEI to benefit from his knowledge directly!

6 weeks from today SEI will be happening! If you’d like to bunk in the dorms at $53 per night, those arrangements will need to be made by THIS Friday, May 5. If you’d like to book a room at the Franklin inn, the block group rate of $165 per night can be secured until May 12th. There are a limited number of rooms at that price. An email will be sent to all registered attendees with the booking code.

Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registering, accommodations, curriculum and much more.

In its 14th year as a joint program between the  Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2107 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 6-9, 2017.

SEI provides both new and more experienced professionals the opportunity to stay current in the rapidly changing fields of digitization, project management, fair use and copyright, metadata, and digital asset management, as well as significant networking opportunities. As a 2015 SEI graduate noted, “The curriculum was excellent in scope, striking a balance between detailed, practical exploration of relevant skills & tools, and putting these in the context of broader issues in visual resources/arts librarianship.”

SEI 2017 is filling up. Register soon!

Contact the SEI co-chairs Jesse Henderson or Nicole Finzer with any questions and

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SEI 2017!

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute, many of whom are joining us for the first time! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2017 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned.
We’re happy to introduce Greta Bahnemann, Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library, a position she has held since 2010. Greta will be leading the Metadata for Cultural Heritage Materials workshop.Plan for the variety of original materials in a digital project, and their associated multimedia digital formats. This session will delve into creating and managing technical, descriptive and administrative metadata, selecting appropriate metadata schemas, crosswalking, and metadata cleanup. Come with questions, leave with answers!

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Greta Bahneman

Did you know?

The Minnesota Digital Library’s contributors include libraries, historical societies, museums, and archives, and also provides education and training opportunities concerning digitization best practices, metadata for digital collections, and digital preservation! Minnesota Reflections is the initial project of the MDL, begun in 2003, and now includes digital content from more than 186 participating organizations from across the state. Collaborative digitization has included over 280,000 items, including photographs, postcards, maps, documents, letters, and oral histories. These materials are available online in a free searchable database.

Greta is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for Minnesota Reflections, and has spearheaded a number of innovative projects with the Minnesota Digital Library, including integration as a service and content hub for DPLA and implementation of new Geospatial metadata standards!Check out the MDL Section of Minitiex News to stay up-to-date with all of the cool things happening with the Minnesota Digital Library and Minnesota Reflections!And Register for SEI to benefit from her knowledge directly!

6 weeks from today SEI will be happening! If you’d like to bunk in the dorms at $53 per night, those arrangements will need to be made by next Friday, May 5. If you’d like to book a room at the Franklin inn, the block group rate of $165 per night can be secured until May 12th. There are a limited number of rooms at that price. An email will be sent to all registered attendees with the booking code.

Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registering,accommodations, curriculum and much more.

In its 14th year as a joint program between the  Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2107 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 6-9, 2017.

SEI provides both new and more experienced professionals the opportunity to stay current in the rapidly changing fields of digitization, project management, fair use and copyright, metadata, and digital asset management, as well as significant networking opportunities. As a 2015 SEI graduate noted, “The curriculum was excellent in scope, striking a balance between detailed, practical exploration of relevant skills & tools, and putting these in the context of broader issues in visual resources/arts librarianship.”

SEI 2017 is filling up. Register soon!

Contact the SEI co-chairs Jesse Henderson or Nicole Finzer with any questions and

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See you in North Carolina!

SEI 2017!

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute, many of whom are joining us for the first time! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2017 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned.

We’re happy to introduce Lisa Gregory, Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. Lisa will be leading our Digitization Basics Workshop. Plan for your next digitization project in this workshop! We’ll cover scanning specs, budgeting, staffing and equipment considerations, grant writing and contract negotiations. We’ll discuss a variety of hardware and software option for a range of materials and project needs. Come with questions, leave with answers!

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Lisa Gregory

Did you know?

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (DHC) is a statewide digitization and digital publishing program through the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The DHC provides libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions with the opportunity to promote and increase access to their collections through digitization, and is supported by the State Library of North Carolina, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the UNC-Chapel Hill University Library. The DHC also serves as the North Carolina service hub for the DPLA!!

Lisa was a 2012 recipient of the Library of Congress National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Award, which honors those who exemplify creativity, diversity and collaboration essential to supporting the digital community as it works to preserve and make available digital materials. Check out this interview with her. And Register for SEI to benefit from her knowledge directly!

6 weeks from today SEI will be happening! If you’d like to bunk in the dorms at $53 per might, those arrangements will need to be made by next Friday, May 5. If you’d like to book a room at the Franklin in, the block group rate of $165 per night can be secured until May 12th. There are a limited number of rooms at that price. An email will be sent to all registered attendees with the booking code.

Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registering, accommodations, curriculum and much more.

In its 14th year as a joint program between the  Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2107 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 6-9, 2017.

SEI provides both new and more experienced professionals the opportunity to stay current in the rapidly changing fields of digitization, project management, fair use and copyright, metadata, and digital asset management, as well as significant networking opportunities. As a 2015 SEI graduate noted, “The curriculum was excellent in scope, striking a balance between detailed, practical exploration of relevant skills & tools, and putting these in the context of broader issues in visual resources/arts librarianship.”

SEI 2017 is filling up. Register soon!

Contact the SEI co-chairs Jesse Henderson or Nicole Finzer with any questions and

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See you in North Carolina!

Internship: Fisher Fine Arts Library, Penn Libraries

2 positions available, 15 hours / week, paid internships with the Fisher Fine Arts Library.

The Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern will be responsible for identifying parts of the arts and design collections for digitization, promotion, and development. This will include surveying the Fisher’s rare and specialized collections; investigating collection development needs; and focusing on parts of the collection that should be digitized and described in Shared Shelf, a digital asset management system. By extension, the intern will improve internal Shared Shelf documentation, as well as external guides on image rights and use. In order to promote the library’s collections, spaces, and programs, the intern will be responsible for posting regularly to the library’s social media account.

In addition to the responsibilities above, the intern will provide online and in-person reference assistance at the Van Pelt Dietrich-Library Center’s public services hub, and participate in a wider program to teach bibliographic instruction to first-year students at Penn.

Internships

With the Visual Resources Association Foundation Internship award, sponsored by Samuel H. Kress Foundation, around the corner, I wanted to prime everyone’s pump for applying for internships! Some opportunities currently available:

Preservation Digital Technology Internship at the Library of Congress:

  • The goal of the internship is to provide Library Science and Information Technology students with the opportunity to study and work with state-of-the-art digital technologies for digital reformatting of library materials.
    If you are accepted, a minimum of 250 hours — on a part-time or full-time schedule — is generally required.

Various Internships at the Smithsonian Libraries (deadline April 1 or until filled):

  • Native American Artist Files; Educational Programs and Resource Development; Chesapeakiana Collection Project

Cataloging Internship_Summer 2017 (Guggenheim Museum Library, with stipend)

  • The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently recruiting for a Cataloging Internship available in the Library department for our upcoming summer 2017 session (June 1August 11). The Guggenheim offers stipends to all participating interns – $500 for undergraduate-level students, and $1,000 for graduate-level students. These stipends will be awarded to all applicants who are accepted into our summer 2017 cycle!

Call for Residents – NDSR Art – National Digital Stewardship Residency Program for Art Information Professionals

 

NDSR Art seeks resident applications for its inaugural cohort!

The resident application period is open until March 17, 2017 and four residents will be selected for the inaugural NDSR Art cohort. Goals and specific responsibilities required by each host institution project are available on the 2017-2018 Projects page.Visit the Resident Applicant page for details about the program and resident application process. For more information, join NDSR Art program staff and the 2017-2018 hosts for the Resident Applicant Webinar on Tuesday, February 28th.

Webinar: Resident Applicant Webinar

Feb 28, 2017 11:00 AM EST

Register here

About NDSR Art

NDSR Art is a residency program that helps art and cultural institutions tackle issues of digital preservation and stewardship. The program supports art librarians, art information professionals, and visual resource curators in their endeavor to provide long-term, durable access to institutional repositories, born-digital works of art, and interactive technologies.

NDSR Art is a partnership of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and ARLIS/NA, made possible with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For additional information, visit the NDSR Art website at http://ndsr-pma.arlisna.org/ or email: ndsr@philamuseum.org.