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Instant Architecture: Hosted Access To The Archivision Research Library With Built-In Image Management & Presentation Tools, Maureen A. Burns Ed.D., Andreas Knab Oct 2018

Instant Architecture: Hosted Access To The Archivision Research Library With Built-In Image Management & Presentation Tools, Maureen A. Burns Ed.D., Andreas Knab

VRA Bulletin

The Archivision Research Library is a collection of 100,000 digital images of art and architecture professionally photographed by a trained architect. It documents the built environment--from ancient monuments to cutting-edge contemporary constructions--with extensive, standardized descriptive metadata. Archivision is accessible for research and teaching through a web-based application--a dedicated hosted instance of MDID--with vrcHost LLC delivering full services and technical support: installation, integration, and maintenance. This combination provides not only instant access to Archivision, but also to sophisticated tools for managing images using an open source media management system to discover, aggregate, study, and present digital media.


Adventures In Crowdsourcing: A Digital Odyssey From Lower Manhattan To Google Earth To Build A Museum Without Walls, Abby Suckle Faia, Anna Heineman Phd Dec 2015

Adventures In Crowdsourcing: A Digital Odyssey From Lower Manhattan To Google Earth To Build A Museum Without Walls, Abby Suckle Faia, Anna Heineman Phd

VRA Bulletin

cultureNOW has been developing a guidebook to the world outside thru smartphone technology to create a museum without walls. The exponentially growing digital collection currently contains about 18,000 sites, 52,000 images, 2550 podcasts, and 53 self-guided tours. 90 cities and arts organizations are partners to share their content. It is a collection that lives only in the cloud and can be accessed from everywhere, created by a group of ‘accidental librarians’ who are learning as they go about how to access and structure the content to reach its audience. It is very much a work in progress. These ...


Now What?, Marian Lambers May 2015

Now What?, Marian Lambers

VRA Bulletin

Using her experiences at the College for Creative Studies, Marian Lambers challenges visual resources professionals to acknowledge the habits of a new generation of image users, promote department services, aggressively curate, and expand their roles in the educational communities they serve.


Wired! @ 5 (Years): Visualizing The Past At Duke University, The Wired! Group, Duke University May 2015

Wired! @ 5 (Years): Visualizing The Past At Duke University, The Wired! Group, Duke University

VRA Bulletin

Wired! is a learning community of faculty, staff, and students at Duke University committed to exploring how digital technologies prompt new approaches to teaching and research in the humanities. Wired! was founded to explore the potential of digital visualization tools for the study of art, architecture and urban space. Digital projects focus on communicating humanities research to a broad public through websites and digital applications.

Wired!’s special focus is the study of visual and material culture: art, architectural, and urban history. Research projects and teaching are based in the Wired! Lab at Duke University, where faculty, staff, and students ...


Embedded Metadata In Cultural Image Collections And Beyond: Embedding Metadata In Image Files At Calpoly, San Luis Obispo, Sheryl Frisch Jan 2013

Embedded Metadata In Cultural Image Collections And Beyond: Embedding Metadata In Image Files At Calpoly, San Luis Obispo, Sheryl Frisch

VRA Bulletin

This article is based on the presentation, “Embedded Metadata in Cultural Image Collections and Beyond: Embedding Metadata in Image Files at CalPoly, San Luis Obispo,” given at the Visual Resources Association’s (VRA) annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 18,2012. This case study illustrates the practice of embedding metadata into image files at CalPoly’s Art and Design Department’s Visual Resources Collection, from its early stages to today. It will show the evolution of using embedded metadata as a method of applying descriptive label information to images, to its use in cataloging, and how the practice can ...