ARLIS/NA Lunchtime Chats
"Transforming Visual Resources in the 21st Century" with moderator Elizabeth Schaub, UT Austin
October 16th, 12noon pacific/1pm mountain/2pm central/3pm eastern
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As we approach the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the visual resources community has an opportunity to reflect on the complex landscape that drives the field's evolution and discuss strategies to ensure staff expertise, collection content, and services remain relevant in a world where the need for images--as well as efficiencies--has increased. This lunchtime chat will focus on the ways in which visual resources activities have changed vis-a-vis:
In addition, this forum will provide an opportunity to discuss examples of collaborative initiatives and innovative approaches to change precipitated by shifting institutional priorities.
- content (local collections and licensed content)
- services (reference and instruction)
- Susan Jane Williams, "The Future of the Visual Resources Profession: A Personal View," Guidelines for the Visual Resources Profession, Art Libraries Society of North American and The Visual Resources Association (2000), p. 75-79.
- Virginia Kerr, "Hurry Up and Wait: a Quick Review of Twenty-Five Years of Evolving Technologies in Image Collection Management," The VRA Bulletin, Spring 2008 (v.35:1), p. 38-41.
- Ann Whiteside, "Where Are We Going? And If We Know, What Will it Look Like?" The VRA Bulletin, Spring 2008 (v.35:1), p. 42-45.
- 2009 Horizon Report, New Media Consortium, 2009.