Save the Date: SEI to be held at Northwestern University

ARLIS/NA and the VRAF are pleased to announce the implementation team for the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) 2020, to be held at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, June 23-26, 2020.

  • Senior Co-Chair: Courtney Baron, University of Louisville
  • Junior Co-Chair: Bridget Madden, University of Chicago
  • Incoming Co-Chair: Molly Szymanski, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Local Co-Chair: Nicole Finzer, Northwestern University 
  • Curriculum Specialist (VRA): Kimberly Wolfe, University of Richmond
  • Curriculum Specialist (ARLIS): Annie Sollinger, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Development Specialist: Tina Budzise-Weaver, Texas A&M University
  • Webmaster/Publicity Specialist/VRAF Treasurer: Otto Luna, University of New Hampshire
  • VRAF Liaison: Beth Haas, Princeton University
  • ARLIS/NA Liaison: Lauren MacDonald, Saint Mary’s College

SEI is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF). SEI seeks to provide information professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital imaging, the information and experience needed to stay current in a rapidly changing field, and the opportunity to create and be part of a network of supportive colleagues.

For more information on SEI 2020, visit our website: seiworkshop.org 
Have questions? Please feel free to contact one of our co-chairs:

Courtney Baron (courtney.baron@louisville.edu
Bridget Madden (bridgetm@uchicago.edu

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2019 SEI Instructors: Nancy Sims

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2019 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned!


We’re happy to introduce Nancy Sims!

Nancy Sims is the University of Minnesota Library’s subject specialist on copyright issues.  She is both librarian and lawyer, has long experience working in academic libraries, and is fascinated by the pervasiveness of copyright issues in modern life.  Her role is to help individuals and groups throughout the University community understand how copyright affects their work.  She provides education on the copyright website and through workshop programming.  Nancy advocates for policies and practices that support sustainable scholarship, democratic information access, and wide public cultural participation.

Classes:

  • Intellectual Property
    • Understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing in regard to the educational use of visual materials is essential to successfully managing digital projects. This session will cover Fair Use, case law that may impact the use of images for education, specific digital and web issues, and introduce a vocabulary for professional use. Dive deeper into copyright issues specific to the cultural heritage and visual resource fields by looking at rights and reproductions guidelines, established standards, and emerging best practices.
  • Intellectual Property Practicum
    • Real-world examples of copyright and intellectual property rights challenges will be examined to engage participants in active learning. Through discussions of real-life dilemmas, students will learn how to approach and solve problems as they interact with their peers through debate, presentations, and ad hoc role plays. The instructor will provide case studies for discussion. Participants are also asked to provide questions in advance to discuss with the group and the expert

Looking to learn more about SEI? Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org – where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registeringaccommodationscurriculum and much more.

2019 SEI Instructors: Julie Rudder

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2019 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned!


We’re happy to introduce Julie Rudder!

Julie Rudder is the Repository Program Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. In this role, Julie oversees the repository program which includes the service, content, and systems that support the preservation and access institutional repository collections and digital collections. Prior to this position she was the Digital Initiatives Project Manager at Northwestern University Library where she managed major technical development projects for the library’s repository system. In this role she served as Product Owner for the Avalon Media System, a collaborative project between Northwestern University Library and Indiana University Libraries.

Classes:

  • DAMs and Digital Repositories: What is a repository and why do I need one?
    • This session will help to demystify concepts related to digital repositories and content stewardship such as digital asset management, DAMS, digital curation, data curation, digital preservation, and more. We’ll consider how and why service, infrastructure, and content management are the foundation of repository management. We’ll also talk about the types of staffing and support that repositories need.
  • DAMs and Digital Repositories Practicum: What kind of repository do I need and what services will we offer?
    • In this session we will work from personal or supplied use cases and scenarios in order to design a repository service and implementation approach. We will cover popular proprietary and open source systems and consider the pros and cons of different systems (e.g. ContentDM, Samvera/Hyku, Bepress, SharedShelf, Omeka, Preservica, and Archivematica). We will also introduce the Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) and its use in current repositories.

Looking to learn more about SEI? Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org – where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registeringaccommodationscurriculum and much more.

2019 SEI Instructors: Jesse Henderson

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2019 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned!


We’re happy to introduce Jesse Henderson!

Jesse is a Digital Services Librarian at the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC) where she manages the production of digital assets for the collections. She has been in this position since late 2013. Previously she was the Visual Resources Curator at Colgate University from 2006 through 2013. At UWDCC Jesse manages a production team and the majority of projects that flow through their shop. She is responsible for working with stakeholders, upgrades and maintenance of reformatting equipment, as well as setting and implementing digitization standards. Additionally, her love of FileMaker Pro has helped to influence the way their team keeps track of projects as they flow through their shop, how handoffs are communicated, and how they gather statistics on tasks associated with digital production, which help to create cost estimates and production timelines.

Jesse has an MLIS from McGill University and a BA in Art from the University of Iowa. She has already been involved with SEI in many ways: as an attendee in 2007, as a co-chair in 2015-17, and as an instructor since 2017. 

Classes:

  • Project Design (Co-instructed with Nicole Finzer)
    • Get your feet wet in this practical introduction to digital project design. Some of the topics we will cover include funding, scoping, staffing, delegating, workflow creation, assessing risk, etc. Learn the step-by-step processes, review project management tools, and discover how to identify deliverables for a digital project.
  • Project Design Practicum (Co-instructed with Nicole Finzer)
    • Project management is about people! What does it take to be an effective project manager? To create an effective project design, it is imperative to include multiple stakeholders during the planning phase, and clearly assign roles and responsibilities to team members. You will work in groups on case studies that result in diving into drafting a matrix that identifies the steps in the process and result in a toolbox of takeaways.
  • Digitization
    • Get your feet wet in this practical introduction to digitization. We’ll cover some basics on lingo related to digitization, organization of digital files, and capture standards. We’ll also cover how to think about equipment you’ll need, what considerations you should take in for your environment, and then jump in to thinking about workflows while also covering quality control. Lastly, you’ll come away with an understanding of the term ‘process monitoring’.
  • Digitization Practicum
    • The practicum time will cover more in depth process monitoring and how you might implement it into your digitization in even a small-scale way. This involves using targets in your digitization process at some point and using objective aim points to make adjustments to your scans.

Looking to learn more about SEI? Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org – where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registeringaccommodationscurriculum and much more.

2019 SEI Instructors: Nicole Finzer

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2019 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned!


We’re happy to introduce Nicole Finzer!

Nicole is a Digital Curation Librarian at the Northwestern University (NU) in Evanston, Illinois. She has been in this position since 2015 and before that was Visual Resources Librarian from 2009 through 2014. Previously she was the Visual Resources Specialist at Bryn Mawr College from 2006 through 2008, and Assistant Curator of Visual Resources at Pennsylvania State University from 2004 through 2005. Prior to pursuing her MLS, she worked at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and the Chicago History Museum. At NU Nicole serves on agile teams for developing and implementing software, is service owner on systems, assesses existing processes, does outreach with stakeholders across campus, and manages up to fifteen projects annually. She currently manages the largest grant funded ($300,000) digitization project awarded to the libraries. She recently completed her Project Management Certification and is part of the DPOE Trainer Network.

Nicole has an MLS from Indiana University Bloomington and a BFA in Art History and Printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has already been involved with SEI in many ways: as an attendee in 2005, as an instructor of Digital Preservation in 2014 and 2015, as a co-chair in 2016 through 2018, and now as an instructor, again.

Classes:

  • Project Design (Co-instructed with Jesse Henderson)
    • Get your feet wet in this practical introduction to digital project design. Some of the topics we will cover include funding, scoping, staffing, delegating, workflow creation, assessing risk, etc. Learn the step-by-step processes, review project management tools, and discover how to identify deliverables for a digital project.
  • Project Design Practicum (Co-instructed with Jesse Henderson)
    • Project management is about people! What does it take to be an effective project manager? To create an effective project design, it is imperative to include multiple stakeholders during the planning phase, and clearly assign roles and responsibilities to team members. You will work in groups on case studies that result in diving into drafting a matrix that identifies the steps in the process and result in a toolbox of takeaways.
  • Digital Preservation
    • How do you ensure continued access to digital content over time? This session provides an introduction to fundamentals of digital preservation policies, strategies and actions. You will learn from the perspective of a Digital Curation Librarian, whose work encompasses the selection, acquisition, preservation, maintenance, and delivery of digital content. You will review methods and procedures to manage and preserve digital content, and get your feet wet applying them to case studies via group work.
  • Digital Preservation Practicum
    • What software tools do you use for digital preservation? You will get your feet wet exploring software and processing files to prepare them for preservation via demonstrations and hands-on exercises. This module will provide a foundation for DAMs and Digital Repositories, which will cover proprietary and open source systems that include preservation actions (e.g. Samvera/Hyku, Preservica, and Archivemetica).
  • Instructional Design & User Outreach
    • Close the loop on the digital life cycle by strategizing ways to help your end users navigate the shores of your digital collections. Develop methods for promoting your content and engaging with users through social media and other outreach initiatives. Design learning activities, such as assignments or instructional workshops, around your digital collections based on your institution’s mission and user interests. Participants will leave SEI with the end in mind to successfully complete their digital projects.

Looking to learn more about SEI? Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org – where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registeringaccommodationscurriculum and much more.

2019 SEI Instructors: Courtney Baron

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2019 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned!


We’re happy to introduce Courtney Baron!

Courtney Baron is the Head of Library Teaching and Outreach Services at Oxford College of Emory University. She leads the Research Practices and Events teams and coordinates the information literacy instruction program and outreach initiatives for the Oxford College Library. She serves on a number of groups within the Emory Libraries, including the Information Literacy Framework Task Force, Assessment Integration Group, and Wikipedia Working Group. Courtney co-leads the Instructor Development Community of Practice (ID-COP), a working group for teaching librarians at Emory. At Oxford College, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Center of Academic Excellence and the International Students Advisory Committee.

She received her Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Classical Archaeology and Latin from the University of Georgia and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Valdosta State University. Baron currently serves as the Co-Chair of the ARLIS/NA Archaeology and Classics SIG. She is the Junior Co-Chair of SEI and will be teaching the Instructional Design and Outreach module. Her research interests include feminist pedagogy, visual literacy, game-based learning, and providing library services to the arts and humanities.

Classes:

  • Instructional Design & User Outreach
    • Close the loop on the digital life cycle by strategizing ways to help your end users navigate the shores of your digital collections. Develop methods for promoting your content and engaging with users through social media and other outreach initiatives. Design learning activities, such as assignments or instructional workshops, around your digital collections based on your institution’s mission and user interests. Participants will leave SEI with the end in mind to successfully complete their digital projects.

Looking to learn more about SEI? Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org – where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registeringaccommodationscurriculum and much more.

2019 SEI Instructors: Greta Bahnemann

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2019 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned!


We’re happy to introduce Greta Bahnemann!

Greta is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library, a position she has held since 2010. At the Minnesota Digital Library, Greta is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary project, Minnesota Reflections, a cultural heritage collection of more than 280,000 items. She has also spearheaded a number of innovative projects the Minnesota Digital Library, including the creation of the MDL Primary Source Sets project and the implementation of new Geospatial metadata standards.

Greta holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and a MLIS from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She has already been involved with SEI: as a co-chair in 2014-16, and now as a presenter.

Classes:

  • Metadata for Cultural Heritage Materials: Getting Your Feet Wet
    • Jump in! The metadata water is fine. In this module, Greta will address the myriad issues associated with creating metadata for digitized content. This module will provide an overview of the variety of original, analog materials and their associated digital forms. She will then delve into creating and managing technical, descriptive, and administrative metadata, the selection of an appropriate metadata schema, understanding crosswalks, writing metadata guidelines, and metadata cleanup work.
  • Embedded Metadata: Swimming Out a Little Further
    • Swim out a little further – and explore the foundational principles of embedded metadata. Today’s metadata discussion continues with an introduction to embedding metadata into digital image files, the tools used for reading and writing embedded metadata, and how metadata can be used effectively in digital workflows and to support the exchange of information through the delivery of image assets with embedded content.
  • Metadata Practicum: Breaking the Ice on Practical Projects
    • This session will provide an overview of recent metadata-related projects that Greta has implemented at the Minnesota Digital Library. She will discuss her work with applying geospatial metadata, creating Primary Source Sets, conducting a digital collection gap analysis, and discuss the Minnesota Digital Library’s ongoing work to implement standardized rights statements. These case studies will provide students with some practical examples of digital collection work and demonstrate how digital collections are evolving and changing resources.

Looking to learn more about SEI? Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org – where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registeringaccommodationscurriculum and much more.

In its 16th year as a joint program between the Art Libraries Society of North America(ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2019 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 4-7, 2019.

Scholarships Available for Summer Educational Institute (SEI)

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) and the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), along with the SEI 2019 Implementation Team, are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships for the 2019 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI), to be held June 4-7, 2019, at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque.

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The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is once again generously funding six scholarships for SEI 2019. This intensive workshop is designed to serve a wide range of information professionals eager to learn about best practices and new technologies and/or update job skills in the realm of digital collections management, as well as to provide significant networking and professional development opportunities. The comprehensive curriculum seeks to address the requirements of today’s cultural heritage information professional, including hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors. SEI provides new professionals, current library school students, and mid-career professionals from a wide range of related fields the opportunity to stay current in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Museum professionals, archivists, visual resources professionals, digital librarians, art and architecture librarians, digital project managers, current and recent graduate students, and others in related fields are all encouraged to attend.

Details:

  • The six Kress Scholarship recipients will each receive $833 towards the cost of SEI.

  • Kress Scholarship applications are due by Friday, February 8, 2018.

  • Recipients will be notified no later than Friday, March 8, 2018.

  • Each Kress Scholarship recipient will be required to write a report detailing how they benefitted from SEI and the scholarship upon completion of SEI 2019.

Instructions:

  • Submit a resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter (no longer than two pages) describing the effect attending SEI would have on your studies and/or your career.

  • All applications will be evaluated by three SEI co-chairs based on the criteria established for the award (including current or future career goals as well as financial need) and any additional directions from the Kress Foundation staff.

  • Submit your application materials via e-mail in a single document (PDF preferred), using the following file naming convention: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_KRESS2019 to SEI 2019 Senior Co-Chair Lesley Chapman at lchapman@colgate.edu

SEI registration will open January 14, 2019.

Summer Educational Institute 2018

ICYMI…

This week the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) will be taking place at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF). SEI seeks to provide information professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital imaging, the information and experience needed to stay current in a rapidly changing field, and the opportunity to create and be part of a network of supportive colleagues.

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This intensive three and a half-day workshop features a curriculum taught by expert instructors who cover:

 

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Reformatting
  • Metadata and Cataloging
  • Project Management
  • Digital Curation
  • Digital Repositories
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Digital Humanities
  • Professional Growth and Development

SEI is open to new professionals, current library school students and more experienced professionals interested in updating their skill sets. Participants may include:

  • Library Professionals
  • Museum Professionals
  • Information Professionals
  • Digital Collection Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Visual Resources Professionals
  • Art and Architecture Librarians
  • Current Students
  • Recent Graduates

Participants in SEI 2018 will receive a Certificate of Completion from ARLIS/NA-VRAF, signed by the ARLIS/NA president and the VRA Foundation chair.

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If you missed this year’s SEI, follow them on Facebook to receive updates: https://www.facebook.com/SummerEducationalInstitute

To be placed on the wait-list for SEI 2019, please contact SEI Co-Chair Lesley Chapman (lchapman@colgate.eduScholarships are available to help attend! 

Even more reasons why you should attend SEI: http://arlisnap.arlisna.org/2018/02/why-you-should-attend-the-summer-educational-institute-sei-for-visual-resources-and-image-management/