Featured Posts for February 2015
The Aura of Materiality:
Digitization as Preservation
Visual Arts Research Data Management Kristin MacDonough on the
Audiovisual Artifact Atlas
Interview:
Kim Collins,
Art Librarian at Emory University

Chapter Award: ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter SEI 2015 Award

ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter SEI 2015 Award
The ARLIS/NA-Midstates Chapter is pleased to announce a $300 scholarship for attendance at SEI 2015. The scholarship is available to any Midstates Chapter member or graduate student studying library science or a related field (broadly defined) in the Midstates Chapter region (Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, and Wisconsin). If the recipient of the award is a graduate student and not yet a member of the Midstates Chapter, the award will include a free student membership to ARLIS/NA and the Midstates Chapter for 2015.

 
SEI seeks to provide information professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on digital images, 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. The intensive three and a half-day workshop features a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s visual resources and image management professionals with courses on intellectual property, metadata, and the digital life cycle. SEI 2015 will be held June 9-12, 2015 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Applications for the SEI 2015 Attendance Award are due by 5pm Friday, April 24, 2015.  The application should include a resume and a letter demonstrating your interest in attending the workshop and need for financial support.  Please send the documents via email to rpw@umich.edu , klonbom@ilstu.edu , and amather@artic.edu.
If you have any questions about the scholarship or the application, contact Rebecca Price at rpw@umich.edu.

Student Research Paper Award from ASIS&T: “What do Information and Technology Mean to the Arts and Humanities?”

http://ischoolgroups.sjsu.edu/asistsc/studentresearchaward/

The deadline for this award is March 25th, 2015 – it appears to be only open to current students, not recent graduates, although you might want to confirm that via email if you’re interested. The monetary award amount will be announced in February for both the Masters and PhD prizes; winners are invited to present their research during the virtual Symposium in April, and may possibly be invited to present during the ASIS&T Annual Conference in November.

SIG-AH AND SIG-VIS STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER AWARD

Call for Student Papers: “What do Information and Technology Mean to the Arts and Humanities?”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FINALIST NOTIFICATION: Friday, April 10, 2015

FINALIST PRESENTATIONS: Wednesday, April 22 or Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Special Interest Group for Arts and Humanities (SIG-AH) and the Special Interest Group for Visualization, Images, & Sound (SIG-VIS) of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) are seeking papers for a Master’s and PhD student research paper award. Finalists will be invited to present their research during a virtual Symposium in the spring (April 22 and 23) and two (2) winners will receive a Best Student Paper award and cash prize. Winners may also receive an invitation to present on a possible panel at the 2015 Annual Conference in St. Louis (November 6-10).

Theme

The contest theme “What do Information and Technology Mean to the Arts and Humanities?” is open-ended to invite participation from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives on the topic. We encourage graduate-level submissions from a broad range of disciplines including arts, humanities, library and information science, and computer science. Papers should explore the role or application of information and technology in the arts and humanities and may include, but are not limited to, past research, case studies, and current projects in the areas of:

  • eHumanities/arts and humanities eScience
  • Digital reference and eResearch discovery platforms
  • Text/data mining and the use of large-scale corpora
  • Scholarly communications and digital publishing
  • Data visualization
  • The role of information technology in managing images and audiovisual resources
  • The use of images and audiovisual resources in information practices
  • Digital Humanities
  • Technology implementation projects
  • Research assessment and altmetrics

(The list is meant to be illustrative, not prescriptive.)

Who is Eligible?

Submissions can be made as a single author or a group of authors, including collaborations between students from different institutions. All submitted works should be previously unpublished. Authors do NOT need to be members of ASIS&T. All research is expected to be purely the students’ work. Research undertaken as part of a course, an internship experience, or a thesis project is eligible. Authors are required to secure any necessary permissions related to research findings from internships and thesis projects being used in this research competition.

Requirements & Selection Criteria

While the contest theme and eligibility are open, papers should show an appropriate level of writing and should include an advanced theoretical or empirical discussion, methodology or analysis. Paper submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Word .doc or .docx format
  • 10 single-spaced pages or less (approximately 4,000 words), 12 pt. font, and must follow a standard citation style (APA preferred). Tables, graphs, images, etc…may appear within the body of the text.
  • Author names should not appear anywhere in the main text
  • Separate cover page with title, author names, institutional affiliations, and abstract of 250 words or less

Submission details should be made via electronic form and final papers emailed by the March 25, 2015 deadline (details below).

Papers will be selected based on the following criteria: relevance of topic to the contest theme, originality of research and approach, and quality of student writing. Papers not meeting these requirements may be excluded from the contest.

Spring 2015 Symposium

Finalists will be invited to present their research during a virtual Symposium on April 22 and 23, 2015. The Symposium will highlight student research projects amidst the larger discussion of the applications and uses of information and technology in the arts and humanities. Finalists will be selected based on the selection criteria above, as well as the possible contribution of the research to the Symposium.

Awards

Two (2) finalist papers may be awarded for Best Master’s/MLIS Student Paper or Best PhD Student Paper, including a monetary prize. Based on the quality of submissions, additional awards may be made for merit-worthy papers.

Award monetary prize amounts will be announced in February.

Winners may be invited to present on a possible panel at the 2015 ASIS&T Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO, November 6-10, 2015 (pending panel acceptance on the Conference schedule).

Submission and Deadline

Authors are invited to submit papers, based on the requirements and selection criteria above, by filling out the form at http://goo.gl/forms/tSFJjckVId and emailing the final paper to ASIST.SIGAH {at} gmail.com before 11:59 pm PST, March 25, 2015.

Please ensure the information submitted on the web form matches the final paper submission cover page. Finalist and Best Paper selections will be made by a panel of judges.

If you have any questions, please email Jeremy McLaughlin at Jeremy.mclaughlin {at} sjsu.edu

Student Research Paper Award details:                                                                                      http://bit.ly/SIGStudentRsrch

Student Research Paper Award Submission Form:                                        http://goo.gl/forms/tSFJjckVId


ARLIS/NA -TXMX Lois Swan Jones Travel Award – Deadline extended

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Deadline extended to January 19, 2015

2015 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award Announcement

The ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce the 2015 Lois Swan Jones Professional Development Award. This $500 award encourages active involvement of a member of the Texas-Mexico Chapter in the ARLIS/NA 43rd Annual Conference held in Fort Worth, Texas, March 19–23, 2015.

The LSJ award honors the memory of Lois Swan Jones, Professor Emerita of art history at the University of North Texas, by underwriting participation of members of the Texas-Mexico Chapter at the ARLIS/na annual meeting. The award committee urges everyone with interest and need to apply, especially first-time conference attendees. To meet the primary requirement, applicants must lack full institutional funding. Previous winners are eligible. A description of the award, application procedure, and a list of previous recipients are available on the Chapter’s website:

http://www.arlis-txmx.org/lsj-award

The deadline for applications is Monday, January 12, 2015. The award committee will announce the winner on Monday, January 26, 2015. Direct all inquiries to the 2015 award committee chair: Lynn Wexler (The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston). Other members of the 2015 committee are Samuel Duncan (Amon Carter Museum of American Art), Beth Dodd (University of Texas, Austin), and last year’s winner, Alison Larson (University of North Texas).

Submitted by Lynn Wexler, Chair, Lois Swan Jones Award Committee

Lynn Wexler

Reference Librarian

Hirsch Library

MFAH The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet Street

Houston, TX 77005

  1. 713.353.1510 f. 713.639.7795

lwexler@mfah.org


ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter Conference Travel Award

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$500.00 to go to the ARLIS/NA conference in Fort Worth, Texas (March 19-23, 2015).

Deadline Friday, January 9, 2015!

Eligibility:
Applicants must be current members/affiliates of the Northwest Chapter, this includes members who are still currently students. If you have not yet joined the Chapter or renewed your membership for 2015 please use the attached form or follow this link to the online form.  The Northwest Chapter now accepts PayPal (details here)

Criteria:
The Chapter’s executive committee will consider these factors in evaluating the applications:
– Is this the first time the member has attended an annual conference?
– Is the member actively involved in the Northwest Chapter?
– What are the member’s specific goals for the conference (e.g. giving a paper, serving on a committee, chairing a session, professional development)?
– What level of financial support is available from the member’s home institution?

Application:
Please send your application with the following information to Suzanne Rackover, suzanne_rackover@banffcentre.ca

1. Name
2. Position/Title
3. Institution
4. Address
5. Phone number
6. Email address
7. Short explanation of why the Chapter should support your attendance at the annual conference (not to exceed 250 words).

Deadline:
All eligible applications submitted by Friday, January 9th, 2015 will be considered. This timeline ensures applicants have ample time to take advantage of the early bird registration deadline.

**In addition to attending the conference, the award winner must also submit a written report on the conference to the Chapter Secretary by Saturday, May 16, 2015. This report will be posted on the NW Chapter’s website (http://nw.arlisna.org/travel_award_reports.htm).

 

The executive committee looks forward to receiving many applications!

 

Kind regards,

 

Suzanne

Suzanne Rackover, MA MLIS

(outgoing) Chair, ARLIS/NA-Northwest Chapter

http://nw.arlisna.org/


ARLIS/NA-Ohio Valley Travel Award

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ARLIS-Ohio Valley is accepting applications for our Spring 2015 Travel Award. If you are an art librarian or library student living in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, or western Pennsylvania, you can apply for a $250 grant to help defray the costs of attending the 2015 ARLIS/NA 43rd Conference, March 19-23, 2015, in Fort Worth, TX.  Interested ARLIS-Ohio Valley chapter members should follow the application procedures below and send as a Word attachment to Christine Mannix (cmannix@ccad.edu) or Elizabeth Lantz (elantz@clevelandart.org) by February 6, 2015. The winner will be notified no later than February 13, 2015.

Not a member? Visit the ARLIS/Ohio Valley Chapter blog at http://arlisov.wordpress.com/membership-2/ to join! Our professional membership costs $25 per year and our student membership is free with proof of ARLIS/NA membership. Memberships span the calendar year from January 1 to December 31.

TRAVEL AWARD APPLICATION:

  1. Submit a letter of application to the Travel Award Committee addressing any relevant award criteria and indicating how you will benefit from or contribute to the meeting.
  2. Include information regarding any available travel funding from your institution.
  3. Please include a current resume.

2015 ARLIS/Ohio Valley Travel Award Committee:

Christine Mannix, Columbus College of Art & Design
Phone: 614-222-3272  cmannix@ccad.edu

Elizabeth Lantz, Cleveland Museum of Art
Phone: 216-707-2538  blantz@clevelandart.org


ARLIS/NA-SE Professional Development Travel Award

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Now updated with a new deadline (1/16/15) and clarification of duties! 

Are you an art librarian or library student living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, or the U.S. Virgin Islands territory? Is one of your New Years Resolutions to be more involved in professional associations? The Southeast Chapter Travel Award is an excellent opportunity to help fund your conference travel!

Our best candidate will receive a $500 (USD) award to attend the ARLIS/NA conference in Fort Worth, Texas, March 19-23, 2015.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this award is to cultivate a talented, dedicated, and educated group of professionals for the ARLIS/NA organization as well as the ARLIS/NA-SE chapter.

Funds from this award may be used to pay for travel, lodging, registration and meals associated with professional development activities at the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

ELIGIBILITY

Any individual meeting these criteria may apply for the award; however first-time attendees are given preference.

  • Currently reside in the geographic area served by the ARLIS/NA-SE chapter (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

  • Membership in ARLIS/NA-SE and ARLIS/NA at the time of application is not required, although preference will be given to current ARLIS/SE members.

  • Currently be either employed in the field of art librarianship and/or visual resources curatorship, or enrolled in an educational program leading to a graduate degree.

  • Current students, individuals beginning their professional career within the field of Art Information in the past five years, and paraprofessionals who are becoming active in ARLIS/NA or ARLIS/NA-SE for the first time may be included.

  • Recipients of the award may not re-apply in future years.

AWARD RECIPIENT DUTIES

The travel award recipient is expected to:

  • Participate in the ARLIS/NA Conference Networking program (if they have not previously done so).

  • Attend the ARLIS/NA-SE Chapter meeting at the annual ARLIS/NA conference.

  • Submit a written report on his or her conference activities within one month of the conference. The report should be submitted to the ARLIS/NA-SE webmaster to be posted to the ARLIS/NA-SE webpage.

  • Serve on the the 2016 Professional Development Travel Award Committee and subsequently chair the committee in 2017.

Award applications will be accepted up until midnight on Friday, January 16th, 2015. The award winner will be contacted no later than Friday, January 23rd, 2015.

​Click here for the application form, or copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://goo.gl/forms/sDgzUpFza9

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Olivia Miller (olivia.miller@greensboro.edu) and/or Courtney Baron (cbaron@uga.edu).


ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter Winberta Yao Travel Award

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The Mountain West Chapter of ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) is pleased to invite applications for the Winberta Yao Travel Award. The recipient of the Winberta Yao Travel Award will receive $1000 to help cover registration/travel expenses to support attendance at the 43rd annual ARLIS/NA conference New Frontiers on the Old Frontier in Fort Worth, Texas, March 19 – 23, 2015

For further details, please visit the conference website at: 
http://arlisna.org/fortworth2015/index.php

Please note: Applicants must be a current ARLIS/NA-MW and ARLIS/NA member living in the Mountain West region (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming).


For application instructions and additional details, please visit the Winberta Yao Travel Award page at: 
http://arlisna-mw.lib.byu.edu/travel.html

Applications are due by: 
Monday, January 26, 2015

Please refer inquiries and applications to:

Margaret Van Dyk
Library Director
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
margaret.vandyk@santafeuniversity.edu
 
Best regards,
The Winberta Yao Travel Award Committee, ARLIS/NA-MW Chapter

Alexandria Caster (Chair) and Margaret Van Dyk​

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