Featured Posts for February 2015
Conversation with Library as Incubator Project: Part One
and Part Two
The Aura of Materiality:
Digitization as Preservation
Visual Arts Research Data Management Kristin MacDonough on the
Audiovisual Artifact Atlas
Be the next ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator!

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


Sign up for ARLIS/NA-MW’s Virtual Conference 12/5

*please excuse-cross postings*
 Greetings!
The ARLIS/NA-Mountain West chapter would like to invite you to participate in our annual virtual conference. The theme for this year is Testing the Waters: Professional Experimentation in the Arts and Art Librarianship. In keeping with this theme, our conference is trying an experimental new format that includes both asynchronous and synchronous components. Here’s how it works:
  • Presentations have been recorded ahead of time and uploaded to the conference website so that you, the participant, can watch them all at your own pace.
  • Live discussions boards, bios, pictures, slidedecks and other links are included for each presenter page.
  • A live Q&A will be held on December 5th, 9-11:30am MST. This will allow everyone to interact directly with the presenters with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have. If you are not able to attend, this session will also be recorded for everyone to enjoy later.
To join us for our conference, simply visit the ARLIS/NA-MW website and sign up today. Price of admission is $20 for chapter members and $30 for everyone else. Participants will be enrolled in the conference via their email address and will have unlimited access to the site and the presentations.
Please sign up today and participate in this experimental new conference!
Regards,
Luke Leither
Vice Chair, ARLIS/NA Mountain West Chapter 
 
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Luke Leither
Art and Architecture Librarian
J. Willard Marriott Library
295 S 1500 E
SLC, UT 84112

One Week Left to Submit Your Proposal for the ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference!

We are very excited about the plans coming together for this event, and look forward to seeing your proposals! Have a look at the requirements here.

Here are a few of the reasons why you should get in on this fabulous opportunity:

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Submit your proposal for the ArLiSNAP/VREPS Virtual Conference!

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ArLiSNAP and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are joining forces to host a virtual conference this winter! The conference is titled Visualizing the Future: New Perspectives in Art Librarianship, and will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, January 17th, 2015.  This is an excellent opportunity for those who cannot be physically present at our annual conferences.

 

We are looking for students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work. Have you been working on a project using technology in a new way? Do you have thoughts to share on topics such as metadata and visual resources, copyright and the arts, or visual literacy? Would you like to share your work with the ARLIS and VRA communities? Submit your proposal, and add your voice to our discussion on the future of the field!

 

Other sessions in this event will include:

  • A roundtable of new professionals, who will share advice about starting out in your career. The speakers will answer questions about their work, as well as their thoughts on the best ways to gain experience and job hunt in this field.
  • A panel on initiatives in art archiving, where speakers working on documentation and preservation will discuss their work, and suggest ways for students to get involved.
  • A keynote speech from art librarian Elizabeth Lane, who will discuss her current work and her thoughts on the future of the profession.

 

Requirements:

  1. Presenters must be MLIS students or new professionals with fewer than five years of experience in the field.
  2. Presentations will be between ten and fifteen minutes in length.
  3. Ideally, presenters will be available for a live presentation and brief Q&A session on the afternoon of Saturday, January 17th, 2015. However, pre-recording the presentation prior to the event may also be possible.

 

Submit your proposal via this link by Saturday, November 15th.

 

If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to contact Ellen Tisdale, ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator, at ellen.j.tisdale [at] gmail [dot] com.


Opportunities & Ways to Get Involved with ARLIS

The 2015 Gerd Muehsam Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) sponsors the annual Gerd Muehsam Award, recognizing excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. ARLIS/NA established the award to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.

Requirements
•       Graduate students must have created the project or written the paper during the preceding 18 months while enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a post-graduate library school program in art history or a related discipline
•       The paper or project must be in conjunction with a course assignment
•       One submission is allowed per person or group

Required Format
•       Papers: The paper must be 10-25 pages, typed, double-spaced on single sides of 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The paper must include an abstract of 250 words.  The title page must include a paper title, the name of the entrant and the institution attended, the name of the faculty member for whom it was written, and the course title.  Applicant name and information should appear only on the title page. The bibliography and footnotes should follow an accepted format, such as the Chicago Manual of Style or The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. For group projects, all participant names and assigned roles should be included on the title page. In addition, authors must inform the committee chair if their contribution has been published previously or is being considered for publication.
•       Internet projects: If an Internet project, a 250-word summary of the project, its URL, the name of the institution and course for which it was created, and the name of the faculty member assigning the project must be included.  It must also be accessible to all of the committee members for review.
•       All applicants must include their mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers with their applications.

Judging Criteria
•       Papers and projects will be judged on their relevance to art librarianship or visual curatorship, depth of research and scholarship, quality of organization, appropriate use of terminology, style and readability, and originality of thought or observation.

Deadline
•       Entries must be postmarked or emailed by 5:00 P.M., PST, on Friday, December 5, 2014.  They will not be returned.  All applicants should receive notification of the results by February 15, 2015.

Please Address and Mail or Email Entries To:

Alan Michelson, Chair, Gerd Muehsam Award Committee, alanmich@uw.edu
Head, Built Environments Library, University of Washington Libraries.

Poster Proposals for ARLIS/NA 2015: Deadline Approaching

Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 17, 2014

The Fort Worth Conference Program Committee encourages fellow librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners, students, and others across the horizon to submit pioneering ideas in a poster format. The many worthy proposers of papers and sessions which could not be accommodated in the conference program are encouraged to consider adapting their proposals to a poster format.

To quote from the 2014 Conference Poster Guidelines, “A poster consists of a visual display accompanied by pertinent handouts. . . . The visual poster display can take any form or look, provided it is confined to the 30” x 42” area. Creating the opportunity for conversation is the main goal of the poster session . . .”

Poster Session Coordinator Craig Bunch will be happy to answer all of your questions—or direct you to someone who can. Successful applicants will be notified in early November.

Please submit your application by completing the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/arlisposter

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Seeks Authors

ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the December 2014 issue of the Society’s newest online publication. ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews connects readers with new technologies and the multimedia landscape. Reviews will target projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology related to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship.

To volunteer, choose your review topic from the list provided in the review form by Friday, October 17, 2014.

Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read the complete review guidelines and direct comments and questions about the reviews to arlisna.mtr@gmail.com.


Call for Proposals: the Association of Canadian Archivists 2015 Conference

The theme for the next ACA conference is “Perspectives on the Archival Horizon” — “We can change how we view the world, but we must start from where we now stand; and we must bear in mind our position will influence how others perceive us.”

I’d be more than happy to collaborate on a session or presentation for the ACA 2015 conference in Regina, you know, if anyone wants to talk about art archiving, outreach, funding models, copyright and users’ rights …..

*eyebrow waggle*

http://archivists.ca/sites/default/files/Attachments/professional_development/Conference_docs/2015-Regina/callforsubmissions2015.pdf

The conference will be June 11-13, 2015, and the deadline for proposals is October 3rd. Links to submission forms can be found in the PDF, or on the website.

The call for student papers and posters will come out later this year!


Scholarship Opportunity! (sort of)

There are all sorts of homespun efforts to give money to students and new professionals that need it. Like this one:

http://www.archivesnext.com/?p=3751

ArchivesNext (a.k.a. Kate Theimer) has been crowdsourcing money for scholarships so that people can attend the Society of American Archivists yearly conference.

We’re giving money to people to fund their registration for the SAA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Rather than pay for full travel or lodging for just a few people, I try to give a little bit of help to as many people as possible. This effort is not affiliated with SAA in any way. Your donations are not tax deductible. It’s simple. You send me money. I give it all away within a few weeks to colleagues who need it.

The SAA conference this year is August 10-16, 2014. The scholarships are awarded by random draw and, while individual awards may not be large, the money has the potential to help out lots of people like us to attend this amazing conference for the first time. You need to be an SAA member to apply. My quick math based on the information provided is that scholarships are probably in the $200 range.

On Saturday June 28 I will draw names out of a hat and notify the lucky people. This will allow you to register by the early-bird deadline of July 7. Once you forward me the confirmation of your registration, I will send you a check.

…. One year there were a surprisingly large number of people whose names got pulled from the hat who backed out because they hadn’t realized how high the other costs of attending the meeting would be…. please do a bit of homework first and make sure you think you really can attend the conference before you apply.

For both donors and applicants, the deadline this year is June 27th.


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