[MCN-L] VRA Professional Status Task Force Report

2017-01-27 Thread Sarah Gillis
Dear Museum Computer Network,

I'd like to thank you on behalf of the Visual Resources Association for your 
help in distributing the VRA Professional Status survey last Fall 2015. I am 
pleased to announce the completion and availability of the VRA 2015-2016 
Professional Status Task Force Report on Professional 
Status.
 This report provides extremely valuable information about the landscape of our 
professions and the needs of colleagues working within a variety of visual 
resource and related environments.  Almost half of the 446 survey respondents 
identified themselves as non-VRA members, which is a good indication of how 
your support increased the survey's reach and our understanding of the 
professional status and needs of our colleagues working across related fields. 
Thank you again for the time you took to assist in this important work. Please 
don't hesitate to contact the VRA Board with questions about report. We can be 
reached at bo...@vraweb.org.

Sincerely,
Jen Green
President, Visual Resources Association
--

Jen Green, Digital Scholarship Librarian

Scholarly Communication, Copyright, and Publishing Program

Dartmouth College Library

6025 Baker, Office 180

603-646-2132

_
Sarah L. Gillis  assistant registrar, image management
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM / www.worcesterart.org
fifty-five salisbury street / worcester, massachusetts 01609
direct 508.793.4427 / general 508.799.4406


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[MCN-L] Request for Survey Participation! Digital Humanities Book Chapter

2016-12-21 Thread Sarah Gillis
Hi Everyone,



My colleague, Kristen Schuster, Lecturer in Digital Curation at King's College, 
London and myself, are excited to announce, that we have been approved to 
contribute to a book chapter, for a publication called, "Digital Humanities and 
Libraries: Altered Domains of Partnerships, Questions, and Tools," published 
through Elsevier. Our research will compare how digital humanists access, 
retrieve and manage their digital assets for various projects in comparison to 
the role of cultural heritage institutions in providing those various digital 
assets.


We have developed a survey that will help us contextualize our empirical 
knowledge of image access and use in cultural heritage institutions. The survey 
consists of ten questions, and should not take more than 20 minutes to 
complete. We would very much appreciate your input and opinion on issues 
relating to image access and use in your discipline and work.



GLAMs and Digital Humanities<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/666NKNM>


For more context on our book chapter, we welcome you to read our proposal, 
provided below.


Thank you in advance,

Sarah Gillis
Assistant Registrar, Image Management
Worcester Art Museum


&


Kristen Schuster

Lecturer in Digital Curation at King's College, London


Proposal:

Digital humanities (DH) scholarship has increased the demand for access to 
digital surrogates (referred to as digital objects going forward) produced by 
galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs). Online access portals play 
an essential role in providing DH scholars with access to the digital objects 
produced by GLAMs. The growing importance of online access to institutional 
holdings requires the development of strategies for the better understanding of 
end-user needs. This research will describe the role information professionals 
working in museum collections can play in maximizing the discovery and use of 
digital objects for DH scholarship.  Particular focus will be given to the 
types of tools, practices and frameworks that  provide access and permission to 
use digital objects.  These assessments are not aimed at characterizing 
humanities scholars as unaware or uninterested in the functional elements (i.e. 
metadata) which underpin information access portals. Instead, we argue that it 
is more likely they are not familiar with the systems and frameworks that 
produce and provide access to digital objects. Disciplinary interests and 
knowledge require researchers to describe their use of digital objects in ways 
their peers will understand. In particular, art historians have niche research 
areas that allow them to explore and describe art and architecture in critical 
and interpretive ways. Expertise based in research can influence methods and 
strategies for searching and using digital objects. These methods and 
strategies may not overtly appear in curatorial statements or scholarly essays; 
however, they do influence what might be included in a digitally curated 
exhibition or project.
There is a body of literature that addresses tensions and challenges in 
providing metadata for art library and visual resource collections. Studies 
done by Fear (2010) and Roth-Katz (2005) show that information professionals 
(such as librarians) need to balance general search terms with discipline 
specific knowledge. Striking such a balance, researchers argue, increases the 
likelihood of users finding the items they need. What is missing from this body 
of literature, however, are assessments of museum collections that use digital 
objects for various purposes. There is a need, therefore, to examine 
digitization policies and procedures in museums in order to better understand 
how a broader range of information professionals (such as collection 
registrars) use metadata to facilitate access and use of collections. Reviewing 
levels of metadata creation offers an opportunity to examine how metadata 
supports the curation of digital objects. For instance, considering the needs 
influencing the creation of technical, administrative, descriptive and 
preservation metadata for digital objects, makes room for assessing metadata 
needs from multiple vantage points (i.e.an<http://i.e.an> art historian and 
collection professionals).

The expertise gained through scholarship is vital; however, the disciplinary 
requirements expected of scholars limit how they describe the digital objects 
incorporated into their DH projects. These limitations present particular 
challenges for information professionals working in GLAMs as well as visual 
resource centers. This chapter will discuss methods information professionals, 
working directly with museum collections, can use to create meaningful systems 
for cataloguing, digitizing, and preserving digital objects. A description of 
access and use policies (such as copyright and image access) which promote 
effective digitization projects, will segue to a discuss

Re: [MCN-L] [Imaging SIG:] object photography on film

2016-12-19 Thread Sarah Gillis
Dear Meghan,

We have a very substantial photographic archive here at the Worcester Art 
Museum.  Through previous work experience, I established a retention standard 
for this material.  Once print copy is retained and one negative (if 
surviving).  For color transparencies, I retain the best ranked version deemed 
by the original photographer. I catalogue, scan it and dispose of the extras.  

We follow the philosophy here that this material is still worth retaining, but 
is crucial to be digitized so that continued exposure does not cause further 
degradation to the image. 

Does this help? 

Sarah L. Gillis, Assistant Registrar, Image Management

WORCESTER ART MUSEUM / www.worcesterart.org 
fifty-five salisbury street / worcester, massachusetts 01609
direct 508.793.4427 / general 508.799.4406  

-Original Message-
From: mcn-l-boun...@mcn.edu [mailto:mcn-l-boun...@mcn.edu] On Behalf Of Meghan 
Gross
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 11:30 AM
To: mcn-l@mcn.edu
Subject: [MCN-L] [Imaging SIG:] object photography on film

I'm writing to get a sense of what others are doing with object photography on 
film. I'm interested in the disposition of 4x5 color transparencies that serve 
as the photographic record of museum collections used in publications and other 
outward facing projects (not curator/registrar/conservation photography).

If there is a resource for this information already, please point me in that 
direction. If not, here are some questions:

- Do you actively digitize your film archive if no current (digital
capture) photography is available?

- Have you disposed of or downsized your film archive?
> If yes, what was the criteria for disposal or retention? And, how did 
> you
dispose of the film? (destroy, offer for re-use, move offsite ?)
> If no, what was your reasoning for retaining the film archive? 
> (Obvious
reasons are collection history/photographic record)

Thank you,
Meghan

Baltimore Museum of Art
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[MCN-L] Results from 2015-2016 VRA Professional Status Task Force

2016-11-11 Thread Sarah Gillis
**Posting on behalf of the Visual Resources Association**

Dear Museum Computer Network,

I'd like to thank you on behalf of the Visual Resources Association for your 
help in distributing the VRA Professional Status survey last Fall 2015. I am 
pleased to announce the completion and availability of the VRA 2015-2016 
Professional Status Task Force Report on Professional 
Status.
 This report provides extremely valuable information about the landscape of our 
professions and the needs of colleagues working within a variety of visual 
resource and related environments.  Almost half of the 446 survey respondents 
identified themselves as non-VRA members, which is a good indication of how 
your support increased the survey's reach and our understanding of the 
professional status and needs of our colleagues working across related fields. 
Thank you again for the time you took to assist in this important work. Please 
don't hesitate to contact the VRA Board with questions about report. We can be 
reached at bo...@vraweb.org.

Sincerely,
Jen Green
President, Visual Resources Association
--

Jen Green, Digital Scholarship Librarian

Scholarly Communication, Copyright, and Publishing Program

Dartmouth College Library

6025 Baker, Office 180

603-646-2132

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Re: [MCN-L] Image Metadata for Physical dimensions of subject of image

2016-04-19 Thread Sarah Gillis
Hi Dave,

I am embedding physical dimensions into the image files of the subject 
depicted.  I use the VRA Metadata Panel/Palette (we're going back and forth on 
a relaunch name).  With this tool, multiple dimensions can now be added for one 
image file.  

http://metadatadeluxe.pbworks.com/w/page/74156486/VRA%20XMP%20Info%20Panel 

At present, I'm not sure if we follow specific standards in our data entry for 
the measurements, but have a working group which came to a consensus on how 
dimensions should be captured for our collection.  

3D objects are H X W x D, centimeters first, then inches. If the object is on a 
mount, we add a separate dimension for the mount/base, and then an overall for 
both together. 

Paintings are canvas, then framed, then frame only.

Works on paper is Image then plate (if detected), then sheet. 

All of this information is added from the database to the image files within my 
workflow. I add all basic cataloguing information of the object as well as 
Getty thesauri terms (which are now linked through the Panel) so that it 
matches the original cataloguing records as much as possible. 

I am intrigued by this ruler and look forward to testing this further. Thanks 
for sharing! 

I hope this helps! 

Best Regards,
Sarah Gillis Assistant Registrar, Image Management
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM / www.worcesterart.org 
fifty-five salisbury street / worcester, massachusetts 01609
direct 508.793.4427 / general 508.799.4406  

Experience MEOW!
May 20 - September 4

-Original Message-
From: mcn-l-boun...@mcn.edu [mailto:mcn-l-boun...@mcn.edu] On Behalf Of 
Beaudet, David
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 9:54 AM
To: mcn-l@mcn.edu
Subject: [MCN-L] Image Metadata for Physical dimensions of subject of image

Greetings,

The IIIF specifications allow for a data service to be registered that returns 
physical scale metadata for images which, in turn, can be used to render a 
ruler on-screen in order to convey image scale.

http://iiif.io/api/image/2.0/
http://iiif.io/api/annex/services/

I'm curious if anyone is embedding the physical dimensions of the subject of 
their photographs as metadata in the image and if so:
1. what metadata standard(s) are you using, and 2. is this practice part of 
your imaging workflow or done ad-hoc?

Thanks,

Dave Beaudet
National Gallery of Art, Washington

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[MCN-L] FW: Secure your spot today! SEI 2016 is filling up fast!

2016-02-23 Thread Sarah Gillis
**Please Excuse Cross-Posting**

Best Regards,

Sarah L. Gillis | Assistant Registrar, Image Management


From: Sarah Gillis [mailto:sarah.l.gil...@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2016 10:49 PM
To: Sarah Gillis <sarahgil...@worcesterart.org>
Subject: Fwd: Secure your spot today! SEI 2016 is filling up fast!

-- Forwarded message --
From: "Stephanie Beene" <steph.be...@gmail.com<mailto:steph.be...@gmail.com>>
Date: Feb 22, 2016 3:47 PM
Subject: Secure your spot today! SEI 2016 is filling up fast!
To: <vr...@listserv.uark.edu<mailto:vr...@listserv.uark.edu>>
Cc:


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Places traditionally have filled up quickly for this intensive workshop 
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The SEI curriculum<mailto:http://seiworkshop.org/curriculum/> is packed with 
hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors:


Digitization Basics-- Martin Kalfatovic

Developing and Delivering Digital Content—Julie Rudder

Metadata for Cultural Heritage Materials—Johanna Bauman, Marcia Focht

Embedded Metadata Workshop—Johanna Bauman, Marcia Focht

Intellectual Property Rights—Nancy Sims

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[MCN-L] Photography Question Follow-Up

2016-02-04 Thread Sarah Gillis
Dear Group,

When I had put out the query regarding photographing Greek vases, I was not 
prepared for the overwhelming responses I received.  I'm glad I'm not alone in 
facing these object struggles.  Our staff photography and I would like to thank 
everyone for their contribution and suggestions in how to best approach these 
objects.

There is a true sense of community in this group and we are so grateful!

Thank you!

Best Regards,

Sarah L. Gillis | Assistant Registrar, Image Management

WORCESTER ART MUSEUM / www.worcesterart.org
fifty-five salisbury street / worcester, massachusetts 01609
direct 508.793.4427 / general 508.799.4406


HASSAN HAJJAJ:  MY ROCK 
STARS
November 7, 2015 - March 6, 2016
*
Our image reproduction application is now available online!
Image Reproduction 
Request

Want to own your own custom reproduction of a Worcester Art Museum masterpiece? 
Visit our partner Rudinec & Assoc. today!
RequestAPrint
Introducing: Zazzle! Our online museum shop where you can purchase custom 
merchandise containing images from our permanent collection!  Check it out 
today!
Worcester Art Museum - Zazzle Shop


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[MCN-L] Photography Question

2016-02-02 Thread Sarah Gillis
This query is for all of the photographers on the list-serv!

We are in the process of capturing new photography of some Greek vases which 
recently underwent conservation treatment.  No matter how much we try and 
filter it out, the reflection is very evident on these objects.  I wondered if 
anyone has experience with this type of material in photography and had any 
advice to capture a smooth surface, without the reflecting distractions?


Thank you!

Best Regards,

Sarah L. Gillis | Assistant Registrar, Image Management

WORCESTER ART MUSEUM / www.worcesterart.org
fifty-five salisbury street / worcester, massachusetts 01609
direct 508.793.4427 / general 508.799.4406

HASSAN HAJJAJ:  MY ROCK 
STARS
November 7, 2015 - March 6, 2016
*
Our image reproduction application is now available online!
Image Reproduction 
Request

Want to own your own custom reproduction of a Worcester Art Museum masterpiece? 
Visit our partner Rudinec & Assoc. today!
RequestAPrint
Introducing: Zazzle! Our online museum shop where you can purchase custom 
merchandise containing images from our permanent collection!  Check it out 
today!
Worcester Art Museum - Zazzle Shop


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Re: [MCN-L] Photography Question

2016-02-02 Thread Sarah Gillis
Publication quality.



Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Tablet


 Original message 
From: Jeffrey Evans <jfev...@princeton.edu>
Date: 2/2/2016 8:42 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: Museum Computer Network Listserv <mcn-l@mcn.edu>
Subject: Re: [MCN-L] Photography Question

hi Sarah, many solutions for this of course.  What sort of photography is this 
(meaning quality)?  Publication, or just better study/record images?

Jeff

Jeff Evans
Photographer, Manager of Visual Resources
Princeton University Art Museum
609-865-2562
jfev...@princeton.edu

> On Feb 2, 2016, at 3:58 PM, Sarah Gillis <sarahgil...@worcesterart.org> wrote:
>
> This query is for all of the photographers on the list-serv!
>
> We are in the process of capturing new photography of some Greek vases which 
> recently underwent conservation treatment.  No matter how much we try and 
> filter it out, the reflection is very evident on these objects.  I wondered 
> if anyone has experience with this type of material in photography and had 
> any advice to capture a smooth surface, without the reflecting distractions?
>
>
> Thank you!
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Sarah L. Gillis | Assistant Registrar, Image Management
>
> WORCESTER ART MUSEUM / 
> www.worcesterart.org<http://www.worcesterart.org/<http://www.worcesterart.org<http://www.worcesterart.org/>>
> fifty-five salisbury street / worcester, massachusetts 01609
> direct 508.793.4427 / general 508.799.4406
>
> HASSAN HAJJAJ: <http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/hassan-hajjaj/> MY 
> ROCK STARS<http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/hassan-hajjaj/>
> November 7, 2015 - March 6, 2016
> *
> Our image reproduction application is now available online!
> Image Reproduction 
> Request<http://www.worcesterart.org/Collection/collection_information.html>
>
> Want to own your own custom reproduction of a Worcester Art Museum 
> masterpiece? Visit our partner Rudinec & Assoc. today!
> RequestAPrint<http://www.requestaprint.net/worcester/index.php>
> Introducing: Zazzle! Our online museum shop where you can purchase custom 
> merchandise containing images from our permanent collection!  Check it out 
> today!
> Worcester Art Museum - Zazzle Shop<http://www.zazzle.com/worcesterartmuseum>
>
>
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[MCN-L] 2015 VRA Professional Status Survey

2015-10-08 Thread Sarah Gillis
Tell Us About Yourself!

Take the 2015 VRA Professional Status 
Survey

http://z.umn.edu/vraprofstatussurvey



You are invited to participate in the 2015 Visual Resources Association (VRA) 
Professional Status Survey. The VRA is a multidisciplinary organization 
dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management 
within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. The 
purpose of the survey is to gather information that will assist VRA in 
understanding and responding to recent changes in the profession.



You should participant in the survey if you work with or have worked with or 
are planning to work with: Image Media [Digital Images, Slides, Photographs, 
Film/Video, Multimedia, PDFs]

As a:

Cataloguer / Curator / Librarian / Archivist / Instructor/ Instructional 
Designer / IT Specialist / Digital Media Specialist / Photographer / Vendor / 
Support Staff

And/ or with expertise or responsibilities in any of these areas:

Collection Development / Collection Management / Database Management /
AV Support / Tech Support / Instructional or Research Support / Metadata /  
Administration / Rights and Reproductions / Graphic Design / Social Media / 
 Web Development

You should take the survey if the above describes you even if you are a 
student, unemployed, or retired. There are questions that will be relevant you.



The survey will take 10 to 30 minutes to complete.

The Survey is here: http://z.umn.edu/vraprofstatussurvey

The survey will close at 11:59 pm CT, Friday, October 30.



If you experience technical difficulties with the survey please contact Rebecca 
Moss at mossx...@umn.edu.



Thank you!

The VRA Professional Status Task Force
Jen Green and Macie Hall, Co-chairs


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[MCN-L] Join the Visual Resources Association, a dynamic community of image and cultural heritage professionals

2015-09-04 Thread Sarah Gillis
The Visual Resources Association (VRA) invites you to 
join our community. The VRA is dedicated to furthering research and education 
in the field of image and media management within the educational, cultural 
heritage, and commercial environments. Our international membership includes 
information specialists; digital image specialists; photograph and digital 
archivists; art, architecture, film and video librarians; museum curators; 
architectural firms; galleries; publishers; image system vendors; rights and 
reproductions officials; photographers; art historians; artists; and scientists.

2015 membership registration is now open. For information about joining, please 
see: http://www.vraweb.org/members/index.html



The VRA provides leadership in the visual resources field, develops and 
advocates standards, and offers educational tools and opportunities for the 
benefit of the community at large. Through collaboration and outreach with the 
broader information management and educational communities, the VRA actively 
supports the primacy of visual information in documenting and understanding 
humanity's shared cultural experience.



Membership advantages include:

  *   Access to information on the latest technologies, equipment, and current 
practices via subscription to the VRA Listserv.
  *   Subscription to and opportunities to publish in the VRA Bulletin.
  *   Discounted registration for the annual national VRA conference, with 
programming as varied as image management, copyright issues, standards, 
cataloging and classification, metadata, digital imaging technology, Web 
design, preservation of image quality, and educational opportunities.
  *   Continuing education opportunities, including VRA member-discounted 
events, and workshops.
  *   Eligibility for enrollment in one or more of the regional VRA chapters 
across the United States and Canada (chapter bylaws allowing).
  *   Mentor program for new members and conference attendees.



Questions? Please contact Melanie Clark, VRA Membership Committee Chair: 
melanie.cl...@ttu.edu





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[MCN-L] Digital Preservation - Video Formats

2013-07-11 Thread Sarah Gillis
Hello list-serv:

 

We recently received a digital media video piece as a gift.  The artist
gave us two copies of what they considered as an archival format,
QuickTime.  Our digital asset preservation plan requires videos be saved
as .wmv (Windows Media Video) file format.  The artist granted
permission for us to change the format to our archival standard. 

 

I am having a devil of a time trying to change the file format from one
to the other.  Has anyone else experienced this problem before? If so,
any suggestions?

 

 

Best Regards,

Sarah Gillis

Assistant Registrar, Image Management

Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

sarahgillis at worcesterart.org mailto:sarahgillis at worcesterart.org 

508.799.4406 x3027

direct line: 508-793-4427

 

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