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Sunday, April 28 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Non Nobis Solum: Building Cultural Heritage Collections Together

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Sponsored by California Digital Library, Office of the President, University of California

Turning Patrons into Teammates: Collaborating with Faculty and Students to Describe Images in Shared Shelf - Jennifer Martinez Wormser, Library Director, Laguna College of Art + Design

Beyond Borders: Sharing Resources in a Consortial Setting - Susan Thalmann, Curator of Visual Resources, Pomona College and John Trendler, Curator of Visual Resources, Scripps College

CA State Library's Local History Digital Resources Project: Cultural Collections Using CONTENTdm to Create a Consistent Product for the Online Archive of California - Trudy Levy, Consultant, Califa (retired) and Image Consulting Cooperative

AccessCeramics: A Global, Collaborative, Approach to Building a High-Quality Collection of Ceramic Arts Images - Stephanie Beene,Visual Resources Coordinator, Lewis and Clark College

Moderator: Maureen Burns, IMAGinED Consulting

Not for ourselves alone, an ancient dictum that resonates in the digital world. Technology developments have led to a number of exciting collaborative models and innovative electronic tools to build, share, and discover cultural heritage materials online. Although aggregating digital collections and providing standardized descriptive information have been the core work of information professionals for several decades, now web- and cloud-based applications, open access, digital curation, remote storage, and preservation initiatives provide unprecedented opportunities to involve our patrons in these efforts. This panel will discuss a range of electronic tools enabling systems and workflows to be scaled into productive partnerships and collaborative networks involving a number of players. Artists and archivists, public librarians and visual resources curators, educators and students can all be enlisted to curate, contribute, and describe images and text-based materials of interest to the educational community. Such intra- and inter-institutional alliances provide notable models for expanding the ways we collect, publish, preserve, and access educational content and cultural heritage collections. They are not without their challenges, which the presenters will also discuss. Yet, engaging a broader public in this work increases awareness of what we do and why we do it. It also extends the reach of archives, libraries, museums, and visual resources collections into the community and demonstrates the value of this work to academic enterprise.


Sunday April 28, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Conference Center 107

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