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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

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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.


Translating Visual To Textual Resources: Editorial And Technological Support For Electronic Publishing, Maureen Burns Jun 2018

Translating Visual To Textual Resources: Editorial And Technological Support For Electronic Publishing, Maureen Burns

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This article is an extension of a presentation that occurred at the 2018 College Art Association, Visual Resources Association affiliate session in Los Angeles. The session was entitled, “Shifting Sands: New Trends in Visual Resource Services.” It is a case study based upon the author's personal experience of twelve years working as the production editor for UC Irvine's Journal for Learning through the Arts. It is suggested that visual resources curators are well-positioned to support electronic publishing ventures. With the plethora of online tools supporting digital technology, there are opportunities for visual resources professionals to support more than ...


Teens Use Tech To Talk Art: Amplifying Teen Voice And Art Interpretation, Tasia Endo Dec 2016

Teens Use Tech To Talk Art: Amplifying Teen Voice And Art Interpretation, Tasia Endo

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According to a 2015 Pew study, 88 percent of teens have cell phones, and 73 percent have smartphones. Tapping into teens’ extreme familiarity with mobile, the Seattle Art Museum has found a synergy at the intersection of its dual goals of increasing technology and youth voice at the museum. Using Interpretive Technology is paramount for SAM’s vision “to be a great art museum for the 21st century.” With a new website in 2013, increased digital interactive experiences in the galleries, and expanded interpretive offerings on mobile, SAM constantly considers how technology can achieve the museum’s mission of connecting ...


Endless Images: A Socal Summer Mini-Conference, Maureen Burns, Hannah Marshall, Jenifer Martinez Wormser Oct 2016

Endless Images: A Socal Summer Mini-Conference, Maureen Burns, Hannah Marshall, Jenifer Martinez Wormser

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This article reports on the Endless Images mini-conference that took place on August 14 and 15, 2016, in Laguna Beach, California, and provides concise summaries of each presentation. Three professional organizations—the Visual Resources Association (VRA), the Society of California Archivists (SCA), and the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)—sponsored the event. The goal was to bring together professionals from each of these like-minded organizations to showcase their digital projects and explore the connections in their work. Twenty presentations in two sessions and a lightning round highlight both the challenges and solutions that characterize the current digital ...


Usability And Image Resource Interfaces: Five Steps To Plan Your Own Study, Melanie Clark Jan 2014

Usability And Image Resource Interfaces: Five Steps To Plan Your Own Study, Melanie Clark

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Usability testing, a systematic approach to finding out what parts of a tool or resource are difficult to use, can be particularly useful with digital image systems and other visual resources. This article explains the benefits of observing how patrons use our resources and provides five steps to performing a simple usability test on an image database.


Musings On Electronic Publishing, Maureen Burns Mar 2012

Musings On Electronic Publishing, Maureen Burns

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In the tradition of the VRA Bulletin's "Notes from the President" the author helps to inaugurate the first electronic VRAB issue and thanks the members of the Visual Resources Association who have participated in the transition from a print publication to an electronic journal. Summary information is provided about the open access movement and new models of electronic publishing. How traditional publication processes change in an electronic environment is also discussed. Detailed information takes potential authors through the steps necessary to contribute articles and the advantages of the automated system are mentioned. VRA members and other information professionals are ...