Logo Competition, Upstate NY Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America
ARLIS Western New York will soon be ARLIS/NA Upstate New York!
The Upstate New York Chapter of ARLIS/NA is having a competition for a new logo. We would like to invite you to submit proposals for the new logo.
- You can view the chapter’s old logo at the top of the ARLIS Western New York website: http://arliswny.org/about
- You can view the logo of the national association, Art Libraries Society of North America, here: http://www.arlisna.org/about/history.html
*Please note that the ARLIS/NA logo will be changing soon.
Those of you in art & design schools, or have friends that are designers, don’t hesitate to pass along this opportunity!
Deadline & Prize
The deadline for submissions is December 9, 2013.
The winner will receive $100. The winning logo will be used on the ARLIS Upstate NY chapter’s website, Facebook page, documents, and promotional materials. The winner will be selected by members of ARLIS Upstate NY. The designer of the winning logo will be featured on the Chapter’s website.
You must incorporate the text “ARLIS/NA Upstate NY” or “ARLIS/NA Upstate New York” into your design. You may use the text “Art Libraries Society of North America” instead of ARLIS/NA.
Your entry should be submitted as a high resolution JPEG or TIFF to Yvette Cortes at: email@example.com
Please include your name, institution, and phone number in the body of each email submission.
Use the subject line: ARLIS Upstate NY Logo Competition
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is accepting applications for the 2014 Gerd Muehsam Award. This award is given annually for a student paper or web project focused on a topic relevant to art librarianship or visual curatorship. Current students and recent graduates in library studies, art history, museum studies, and studio art are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is December 6, 2013.
For detailed information about the Gerd Muehsam Award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_info.html
Past recipients of the award are listed at http://www.arlisna.org/about/awards/muehsam_recipients.html
Follow the link to see the updated internship description and qualifications: http://arlisdmv.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/LibraryCollectionsIntern_20131119.pdf.
Compensation is $15 per hour and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references (including full contact information) to Tessa Brawley, Assistant Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2013 or until a suitable candidate is chosen.
On November 15th, ARLIS/NA-MW hosted the virtual conference Wide Angle: Perspectives on Visual + Media Arts Information. Here are some highlights from two of the talks that were presented.
Nicole Beatty, the Arts & Humanities Librarian at Weber State University, gave the presentation titled Digital Humanities: What is it and what does it mean for scholars and librarians? She noted that while the definition of what constitutes the Digital Humanities is still in flux, it is generally thought to refer to the use of a wide range of technologies to support research and education in the humanities. The technology used can include digitization, data visualization, geo-spatial mapping, cloud computing, social media, and more.
Some interesting examples of geo-spatial mapping include SFMOMA’s ArtScope and Mapping Gothic France. This blog shows some of the interesting possibilities when using data visualization to explore the collection of the Tate Galleries.
If you’re wondering where to find the tools for creating these projects, Beatty recommends Bamboo Dirt as a great place to start. This site lists a registry of digital research tools, and can help scholars find the software that fits their needs. If funding is an issue, as it often is, the National Endowment for the Humanities provides grants for those interested in pursuing projects in the digital humanities. We will likely see the number of projects in the digital humanities increase in the future, as Beatty explains that including these kinds of multi-media resources in instruction can help students to engage with the material in new ways.
Another presentation, titled From Commons to Open Content: New Perspectives on Visual Resources in the Public Trust, was given by Allana Mayer, MLIS Candidate from McGill University. She discussed the concept of Open Access, referring to content that may be used, reused and redistributed, often with certain restrictions.
One project Mayer discussed was the Library of Congress photostream on Flickr, a collection of images with no known copyright restrictions. The project started with 3,000 images, with 50 added every week, and approximately 75 institutions contributing since 2008. These images are suitable for reuse on websites and the like, but are not sufficiently high-quality to be used in a larger format. The Library of Congress invited Flickr users to tag and comment on photos, thereby learning more about images that formerly had little metadata associated with them. The project has stopped accepting new institutions, and is not currently expanding.
Another is the open content offered by the Rijksmuseum, which began with 125,000 images. These are high-quality images, but are offered under a non-commercial copyright restriction. The Rijksmuseum has also launched apps for creating content using their images. The Getty’s Open Content Program is another exciting recent initiative, with over 10,000 images available, requesting only that attribution be given to the Getty when an image is reproduced. NGA Images of The National Gallery of Art is a third excellent source of open access images, with over 29,000 images available for non-commercial use.
While there are legal issues to take into consideration when launching initiatives such as these, Mayer notes that many museum curators believe in the importance of sharing high-quality images of works of art with as wide an audience as possible.
The above links and more will be collected on ArLiSNAP’s pinterest page. For other useful links about digital humanities projects, follow our Technology pinboard; for open content links, have a look on the Open Access Images pinboard.
Respond to the original posting located here.
Director of Libraries
Interlochen, Michigan , United States
Interlochen Arts Academy
Interlochen Arts Academy, a fine arts boarding high school, offers the highest quality artistic training combined with comprehensive college-preparatory academics. The Academy also offers post-graduate opportunities.
Interlochen Arts Camp
Young artists from around the world gather at Interlochen each summer to learn, create and perform alongside leading artists and instructors. Programs are offered to students in grades three through twelve.
Interlochen College of Creative Arts
Adult artists thrive on opportunities to learn and express themselves creatively. The College of Creative Arts offers programs in a variety of arts disciplines.
Interlochen Public Radio
Classical Music: 88.7 FM, Interlochen; 88.5 FM, Mackinaw City; 94.7 FM, Traverse City and 100.9 FM, East Jordan/Charlevoix
News Radio: 91.5 FM, Traverse City; 90.1 FM, Harbor Springs/Petoskey; 89.7 FM, Manistee/Ludington
Streaming online at ipr.interlochen.org. Through two listener-supported broadcast services, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) connects northwest Michigan with arts, news and culture on a global scale. IPR also gives significant focus to local and regional news, information and artists.
Interlochen brings dozens of world-renowned artists to northwest Michigan, enhancing the region’s position on the global arts map. Interlochen presents more than 600 events each year by students, faculty and guest artists, making Interlochen one of the nation’s largest arts presenters.
Interlochen Center for the Art’s MISSION…
To engage and inspire people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts.
THE CORE PURPOSE…
To ignite lifelong passion for the arts
THE CORE VALUES…
Nurturing, Inspiring, Transforming, Enlightening and Enduring
The library staff
- Build meaningful relationships with faculty, staff and students.
- Assist patrons in finding information.
- Provide a collection that reflects and anticipates patrons’ needs.
- Create a welcoming atmosphere.
This position works closely with its staff in order to provide these services to the ICA community. The Director of Libraries also works with the Division Director team in order to help coordinate library efforts and expertise across the camp and academy curriculum.
- Must possess an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS
- An undergraduate degree in an arts and/or education related field is desirable
- Progressive managerial experience in a library
- Proficient in teaching and using library databases
- Understanding of current copyright standards
- Have experience in implementing best practices for library collections and services
- Knowledgeable in both the current and future trends and practices in libraries
Required documents for application are: cover letter, resume and a current listing of three professional references. These documents should be uploaded into your application, under the additional documents section. You can complete the online application by clicking the “I’m interested” green button.
If you are unable to upload the additional documents at time of application you can email them to email@example.com, subject title: Director of Libraries. Materials will only be accepted electronically.
Review of materials will commence December 15, 2013 and continue until the position has been filled. Materials submitted will be held in strictest confidence, and references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant.
Original job posting available here.
Position Available at the MFAH
|Location:||Rosine Building, a non-smoking facility|
|Reports To:||Archives Director|
|Pay Type:||Salaried, Exempt, Full Time, 35 hours/week|
|Salary:||Commensurate with Experience and Education|
|Benefits:||Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, Pension Plan, Credit Union, Flexible Compensation Plan, Paid Time Off, Reserve Time Off, Holiday Pay, Museum Membership and Discounts|
|Work Schedule:||Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.|
• The Digital Archivist is responsible for the MFAH Archives digitization program of textual, photographic, architectural, and audio-visual materials
• The Digital Archivist serves on the Electronic Record Archive implementation team
• Oversees digitization of archival materials, creates and color-corrects sub-masters, and creates access copies
• Primarily responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of legacy equipment.
• Responsible for description of a/v collection
• Responsible for the exportation of data from collection management system.
• Will assist with migration of EAD finding aids
• Assists with the accessioning, arrangement and description of the MFAH´s institutional records and manuscript collections in electronic form
• Monitors digitization and ingestion workflows
• Keeps abreast of best practices and standards
• Provides training to staff and volunteer
• Provides reference service to professional staff and scholarly public
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of image technical metadata required
• Knowledge of a/v wrappers and codecs required
• Strong command of archival theory and best practices required
• Demonstrated knowledge of principles of content description
• Demonstrated familiarity with MARC, EAD and DACS required
• Demonstrated familiarity with OAIS Reference model and TRAC principles
• Significant knowledge of ingestion and preservation tools for born-digital records, specifically disk imaging tools, write blockers, file format authenticators, metadata extractors, and checksum generators
• Demonstrated ability to work with databases, data mapping and migration of data
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Ability to think creatively required
• Familiarity with PREMIS
• Knowledge of emerging standards such as linked data and semantic web development, specifically FAST, highly desirable
• Familiarity with RDA, EAC-CPF and METS preferred
Education and Experience:
• Masters in Archival Studies, Library and Info Science, History or equivalent degree required
• Two or more years of professional archival experience with similar duties required
• Experience overseeing digitization and volunteer projects strongly preferred
• Experience writing documentation and conducting presentations and training
• Experience validating EAD finding aids strongly preferred
• Experience with born-digital records archiving and trustworthy digital repository strongly preferred
• Experience with developing, utilizing and documenting workflows strongly preferred
• Experience acquiring and maintaining legacy equipment for accessing obsolete a/v and digital formats strongly preferred
• Art history background strongly preferred. Experience in museum setting highly desirable.
• DAS coursework highly desirable
• Experience providing reference service and processing records preferred
• ACA certification preferred
Our readers who are interested in pursuing a career in academic libraries may be interested in this free webinar series, offered through Library Journal. Even if you’re not available when the webinars are running live, those who register will receive a link to the archive when it becomes available.
Part 1: What is a Data-Driven Academic Library? Wednesday, December 4, 2013,
3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Part 2: The Evolution of Usage:
Analyzing and Benchmarking Use, Wednesday, December 11th, 2013,
3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT
Part 3: Redefining Scholarly Value
Through New Data, Wednesday, December 18th, 2013, 3:00-4:00 PM ET/12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Complete details and links to register: lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/11/webcasts/what-is-a-data-driven-academic-library/