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2019 VRA Foundation Project Grant: Call for Applications

Call for Project Grant Applications Open! Deadline Extended to May 10, 2019, 11:59PM PST

The purpose of the VRA Foundation’s Project Grant is to provide support for projects in the field of visual resources and image management.  One grant is available in the spring 2019 cycle with up to $3,000 to be awarded.  The funds may be used for stand-alone projects, pilots or start-up financing for larger projects, or for a component of a larger project.  Collaborative projects and those proposed by groups, whether or not affiliated with an organization or institution, are encouraged.  Of particular interest are innovative projects with results that can have a broad impact and be shared with the global community.  Categories to be considered for funding would include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Metadata for Visual Media
  • Visual Media Cataloguing Standards
  • Visual Media Data Standards
  • Digitization Projects of Special or Unique Collections (Educational Institutions, Libraries, Museums)
  • Visual Literacy
  • Technology Development for Visual Media Management and Pedagogy
  • Intellectual Property Rights

The project must be completed within one year from the time the grant is formally accepted. The grant will be disbursed in two increments: $1500 at the start of the granting period, and $1500 pending the submission of a mid-project progress report. A final report, including a financial statement, on how the funds contributed to the project is due within one month of the project’s completion. Failure to complete the proposed project may result in the grantee returning the funds.

The VRA Foundation has United States Internal Revenue Service status as a 501c3 non-profit entity. All elements of a proposed project must be performed within the legal parameters of United States local, regional, and federal government requirements. International applications are welcome from institutions or individuals provided applicant institutions have the equivalent of US non-profit status and applicant individuals have a similar non-profit, educational purpose.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should be working in the field of visual resources and image management, and may include retirees, those currently unemployed, or students.
  • Membership in the Visual Resources Association is not required.
  • Other applications for funding for the same project must be disclosed.
  • Former recipients of the grant are not eligible for a period of two years following their most recent award.

Grant monies may be used for:

  • Salaries and labor costs
  • Transportation costs
  • Cost of Materials (grants generally do not fund the purchase of office and other/related equipment)
  • Other appropriate expenses (as approved by VRAF)

Grant monies may not be used to cover indirect costs at institutions

Application and Review Cycle

For full consideration, please submit your application (https://forms.gle/wgJHo2CtvaR7FWmE9) by Friday, May 10, 2019, 11:59pm Pacific Time.  The recipient of the VRAF Project Grant will be announced by May 24, 2019.

If you have further questions about the Project Grant Program or the application process, please contact the VRA Foundation Board of Directors at vrafoundation@gmail.com.

Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces 2019 Professional Development Grant recipient

Monday, March 4, 2019

ClaudyOpdenKamp

The Board of Directors of the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to present the winter 2019 VRAF Professional Development Grant in the amount of $1000 to Dr. Claudy Op den Kamp, Senior Lecturer in Film at the Faculty Member Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management, Bournemouth University.

Claudy Op den Kamp, plans on utilizing the funds to attend the 2019 Visual Resources Association (VRA) National Conference, which will be in Los Angeles, California from March 26-29th. Op den Kamp will be a co-presenter at a session titled, Special Topics in Intellectual Property Rights: Motion Pictures, Archival Footage, and Film in Pedagogy. She will be discussing Intellectual Property Rights interdisciplinary issues in the talk and from her new book, A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects (Cambridge University Press, May 2019) in which she co-edited, designed, researched images and gained image clearances for the publication. The information in this professional development journey is leading her to create a new publication “Object 51: Copyright, Digital Cultural Heritage and Academic Publishing,” which regards the process and production of A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects. Information for the second publication will be gathered at the VRA LA 2019 Conference with the intent to contribute to the wider cultural heritage community.

The VRAF Professional Development Grant Program reflects the broad mission of the VRAF to support professional development in the field of visual resources and cultural heritage information management. The grant can be used to participate in a professional development opportunity of the grantee’s choosing (such as a conference, symposium, workshop, online education), or to enroll in relevant research activities (such as hands-on field work or a site visit for scholarly purposes). For more information about the VRAF, the VRAF Professional Development Grant, and other VRAF programs, please visit vrafoundation.com.

Registration Now Open for Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends!

Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends

Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop
APRIL 26, 2019
Instructor: Shyam Oberoi

Hosted by The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler

Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation

Ready to Register? Click here.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

This day-long workshop will provide you with the background and tools to effectively organize, catalogue, and distribute your institution’s digital assets by introducing you to the core concepts of managing digital content. Participants will receive an overview of metadata standards, as well as how to manage, share, and publish digital content.

Topics covered will include:

  • Best practices for metadata cataloging, crosswalks and controlled vocabularies; Linked Open Data (LOD), Resource Description Format (RDF), International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) and other preservation metadata and authoritative taxonomies.
  • Embedded metadata and associated embedding tools as related to the easy transfer of data
  • Workflows for successfully managing collaborative digital projects, including intellectual property and rights assessments, content distribution, and long-term archival storage.
  • Successful project management strategies and tools for team collaboration.
  • Content management systems and digital delivery platforms, for a variety of types of digital content (online collections, library & archival content, scholarly publications etc)
  • Assessing rights and reproductions, and other copyright considerations that may impact digital distribution.

SCHEDULE FOR APRIL 26, 2019:

  • 9:30-9:50 – Arrival with coffee service
  • 9:50-10:00 – Introductions
  • 10:00 – 12:30 – Morning workshop session
  • 12:30 – 2:00 Lunch
  • 2:00 – 3:30 – Afternoon workshop session
  • 3:30 – 3:45 Coffee Break
  • 3:45 – 4:45 – Final Thoughts and Q&A

INSTRUCTOR:

Shyam Oberoi is the Chief Digital Officer for the Royal Ontario Museum where he oversees the Museum’s digital and technology strategy.  Before coming to the ROM, he was the Director of Technology and Digital Media at the Dallas Museum of Art, where he led the Museum’s digital and technical initiatives with responsibility for media creation, gallery interactives, technical services and mobile experiences. Among his successes was a multi-year project to comprehensively digitize every object in the DMA’s collection, and publish the entire collection online with extended scholarly content.  Previously, Shyam spent nearly a decade at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where he oversaw a team responsible for the archiving, cataloging, licensing and digital content distribution for the museum’s 2 million works of art. He is frequent presenter at museum and technology conferences including SXSW, American Alliance of Museums, Museum Computer Network (MCN), and has led a number of cross-institutional collaborative technology projects, including “Building for Engagement: Participation at Scale in Art Museums” funded by a National Leadership Grant from the IMLS.  He has a B.A. in Computer Science from Manhattan College, and an M.A. in English from New York University.

REGISTRATION:

The workshop fee is $125. You may register for the workshop HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: On-site registrations will not be accepted for this workshop.

If you have questions about registration, contact Beth Haas, VRAF Director, bwodnick@princeton.edu

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations for the VRAF Regional Workshop will only be accepted until April 12, 2019. Until this time, registrants will be refunded their full fee minus a $25 service charge. After April 12, cancellations will not be refunded. While every attempt will be made to hold the workshop on April 26, 2019, if inclement weather prevents either the instructor or a large number of participants from attending, the workshop will be rescheduled. Refunds of the registration fee will only be issued if you are unable to attend the workshop on the rescheduled date. The VRAF is not responsible for refunding any previously made travel or lodging arrangements.

LOCAL INFORMATION

Workshop Location:

Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW, Washington, DC

Enter from the copper domed kiosk on Jefferson Drive between the “Castle” and the Freer Gallery of Art.

Parking: There is limited metered parking on Jefferson, Independence and side streets around the mall.  Metro or Circulator Bus is recommended.

Public Transportation: Orange and Blue line metro stop at the Smithsonian metro.  Exit the station following the signs to the “mall.” Upon exit, the Freer Gallery and Ripley Center (domed kiosk) will be on your right/SE.
https://www.wmata.com

Air Travel: Flights can be booked to Dulles (IAD) or Reagan (DCA) Airports. Public transportation (Metro) can be used to travel either directly to the workshop or your hotel of choice.

Amtrak: If traveling by Amtrak, you will arrive at Union Station and be able to connect either directly to your hotel or the workshop via Metrobus or Metrorail. It is about a 30 minute walk from Union Station to Freer|Sackler.

Accommodations:

Lunch options nearby (Please note that the registration fee does not include lunch costs.)

Wifi Information:  Wifi will be available to all attendees. Password will be provided on the day of the workshop.

Workshop Contacts:

For questions about the venue, contact Cory Grace, Supervisory Digital Imaging and Asset Specialist, The Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler, gracec@si.edu

If you have questions about registration, contact Beth Haas, VRAF Director, bwodnick@princeton.edu or Sonya Coleman, workshop liaison, sonya.coleman@lva.virginia.gov

2019 VRA Foundation Professional Development Grant: Call for Applications | One week left for submission!!!

2019 VRA Foundation Professional Development Grant: Call for Applications

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the VRAF Professional Development Grant program. This program offers two $1000 grants yearly. This grant can be used to support conference participation, enroll in a workshop, for an online education opportunity, or for research activities. For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:59pm Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, and to submit your application here: https://goo.gl/forms/mLrZCo7VdQrup3nf2 or please contact the VRAF Board of Directors at vrafoundation@gmail.com. The recipient of the 2019 VRAF Professional Development grant will be announced by Friday, March 1, 2019, and must be used before March 1, 2020.

Purpose:

The purpose of the VRAF Professional Development grant is to support professional development in the field of visual resources and cultural heritage information management. The grant can be used to participate in a professional development opportunity of the grantee’s choosing (such as a conference, symposium, workshop, online education), or to enroll in relevant research activities (such as hands-on field work or a site visit for scholarly purposes). Priority will be given to applications that include participation at a conference (giving a paper, teaching a workshop, chairing a committee, etc.); research that shows promise to lead to publication or contributes to the visual resources and cultural heritage information management community; or to applications that can demonstrate that the receiving the opportunity will have a broader benefit to an institution or region. Please note that recipients of the award are required to submit a report outlining how the award contributed to his or her professional development within 30 days following the event.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should have a professional interest in visual resources and cultural heritage information management, and may include retirees, the currently unemployed, or students seeking educational and training opportunities in support of broad access to cultural information.
  • Membership in the Visual Resources Association is not required.
  • Statements of financial need will be strongly considered.

Acceptable Uses of Award Money:

  • Transportation costs to and from the event venue
  • Registration fees or tuition
  • Required course materials (e.g., work books, DVDs)
  • Lodging
  • Meals – including meals in transit to and from the educational event
  • Research expenses

Grant monies may not be used to cover indirect costs (a percentage of grant money taken by the grantee’s institution to cover perceived overhead)

Application Criteria:

  • A goals statement outlining the opportunity, how it will benefit your work, and any potential contributions this opportunity may allow you to make beyond your own professional development.
  • A comprehensive budget and breakdown of your proposed travel, lodging, meal, and other expenses. When costs are estimated, please explain (e.g., “roundtrip airfare on United as determined via Expedia search”; my lodging costs reflect an estimate for a shared room). If your institution requires you to use a specific airline, or has set a corporate airfare rate, please note this in the comments section. Be as clear and complete as possible about other funding support you will receive or are applying for, such as from your home institution, or other grants and awards.
  • Your resume/curriculum vitae

Application:

Please submit an online application to be considered for a VRAF Professional Development Grant.

 

Registration Now Open for Exhibit, Instruct, Promote, Collaborate: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship @ UChicago with Susan Jane Williams

Exhibit, Instruct, Promote, Collaborate: An Introduction to Omeka for Digital Scholarship with instructor, Susan Jane Williams

A Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop

Hosted by the University of Chicago
March 1, 2019

Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

Are you a beginning Omeka user who would like to know more about its capabilities and possible uses? This workshop will explore both the Omeka.net (free, remote hosted) and the Omeka.org (free, to install on your own server) versions, and the newest product, Omeka S (a way to manage many collections under one admin interface). Plug-ins, mapping and loading data, and customization will be covered. There will be time at the end to brainstorm about workflow scenarios and case uses of Omeka by visual resources professionals, as well as by faculty and students. Participants should bring their own laptops if they want to participate in the hands-on portion of the workshop.

 

SCHEDULE FOR MARCH 1, 2019:

8:30am-8:50am           Arrival

8:50am-9:00am           Introductions

9:00 am–10:45 am      Morning session

10:45 am–11:00 am    Break

11:00 am–11:45 am    Morning session

11:45 am–1:15 pm      Lunch on your own

1:15 pm–2:45 pm        Afternoon session

2:45 pm–3:00 pm        Coffee break

3:00 pm–3:30 pm        Final thoughts

 

INSTRUCTOR

Susan Jane Williams is a 28-year member of the Visual Resources Association and served as its Vice President in 1999 and 2000. Following a career as a botanical illustrator, Williams graduated from Ohio State University with an MA in Art History and began working as a Slide and Media Librarian at Rochester Institute of Technology in 1990. Because Rochester is the home of Kodak, she was involved in some early and innovative digitization projects. Hired by Yale University, she was charged with building their first digital teaching collection. She won the DeLaurier Award from VRA in 2007 for developing a cataloging database tool, VCat, which utilizes VRA Core 4 and CCO and is capable of Core 4 XML, and now, RDF with LOD output. She has worked as an independent cataloger and consultant since 2007, serving the academic and commercial image vendor communities.

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION: REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED. 

PLEASE NOTE: On-site registrations will not be accepted for this workshop.

If you have questions about registration, contact Beth Haas, VRAF Director, bwodnick@princeton.edu.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations for the VRAF Regional Workshop will only be accepted until February 15, 2019. Until this time, registrants will be refunded their full fee minus a $25 service charge. After February 15, cancellations will not be refunded. While every attempt will be made to hold the workshop on March 1, 2019, if inclement weather prevents either the instructor or a large number of participants from attending, the workshop will be rescheduled. Refunds of the registration fee will only be issued if you are unable to attend the workshop on the rescheduled date. The VRAF is not responsible for refunding any previously made travel or lodging arrangements.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

As local hosts of the upcoming VRAF Regional Workshop, Bridget Madden and Nancy Spiegel are pleased to announce an award that is intended to provide four individuals with a fully-funded registration fee to attend the workshop, a $125 value. The application will be open through January 25, 2019. The four award recipients will be announced by February 1 and all applicants will be notified via email. You may access the application at https://goo.gl/forms/BctWzwDft62h4Pz12.

LOCAL INFORMATION

Workshop Location:

Joseph Regenstein Library, University of Chicago
1100 E. 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Room 122

Parking:

Free street parking in the neighborhood may be available. Parking in the Ellis Garage just north of Cochrane-Woods Art Center (CWAC) will cost $28 for the entire day. For more information about driving and parking, please see https://safety-security.uchicago.edu/services/parking/

Public Transportation:

CTA Green Line south to Garfield and CTA Bus #55; CTA Red Line south to Garfield and CTA Bus #55 to Ellis. Metra Electric to 57th street.

Air & Train:

The University of Chicago is eight miles from Midway International Airport and about 25 miles from O’Hare International Airport. The Library is about 9 miles from the Union Station Amtrak Station which serves the X routes.

Accommodations:

Three neighborhood hotels:

Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/illinois/hyatt-place-chicago-south-university-medical-center/chizu

La Quinta Inn & Suites Chicago – Lake Shore: http://www.laquintachicagolakeshore.com/

Sophy Hyde Park: https://sophyhotel.com/

Lunch options nearby (Please note that the registration fee does not include lunch costs.)

All options are within a 10 minute walk of the Library:

  • Ex Libris Cafe (take out sandwiches and other food from local restaurants)
  • The Nile (Mediterranean)
  • Saucy Porka (Asian-Puerto Rican fusion)
  • Pret a Manger (sandwiches, soup, coffee, bakery)
  • Dollop (sandwiches, coffee)
  • Nella Pizza e Pasta (Italian, Neapolitan style pizza)

Wifi Information:

Wifi will be provided free of charge for all participants.

Workshop Contacts:

For questions about the Regenstein Library venue, contact Bridget Madden, bridgetm@uchicago.edu, or Nancy Spiegel, nspiegel@uchicago.edu.

If you have questions about registration, contact Beth Haas, VRAF Director, bwodnick@princeton.edu.

Regional Workshop Registration Open for Something Mappy This Way Comes: An Introduction to Digital Mapping Technologies

Register before the Holiday season is over–Ready to register? Click here.

Something Mappy This Way Comes: An Introduction to Digital Mapping Technologies with Instructor, Justin Madron

Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop

Hosted by the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR
January 25, 2019

Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation

Workshop Description:

This workshop will be a crash course in Digital Humanities mapping and related technologies. Examples of digital platforms will be given, with discussion of strengths, weaknesses, and budgets. Participants will learn about current DH mapping projects from the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab and do a deep dive into what makes them successful and cutting edge. Discussions of data workflows and best practices will set the stage for learning about digital storytelling. Lastly, you will work with primary source data sets to create a digital mapping project that allows users to explore historical information with 21st century mapping technology.

Schedule for January 25, 2019:

  • 8:45- 9:15 Arrival
  • 9:15 Introductions
  • 9:30-10:30 Mapping in the Digital Humanities – An Introduction
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:00 Collecting Data and Digital Storytelling
  • 12:00-1:30 Lunch on Own / Informal DH Project Brainstorming
  • 1:30-2:45 Creating Spatial Data from Primary Sources
  • 2:45-3:00 Coffee Break
  • 3:00-4:00 Building a Digital Mapping Project

Instructor:

Justin Madron is the Digital Scholarship Lab’s GIS Project Manager & Analyst at the University of Richmond (VA). He is in charge of GIS related tasks and technologies required for the production and maintenance of the digital atlas of American history project. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University and a Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Environmental Studies with a focus on Geographical Information Systems and Technologies. His graduate research was on the historical and present reforestation of red spruce in the Appalachian Mountains.

REGISTRATION:

The workshop fee is $125. You may register for the workshop HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: On-site registrations will not be accepted for this workshop.

If you have questions about registration, contact Beth Haas, VRAF Director, bwodnick@princeton.edu

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations for the VRAF Regional Workshop will only be accepted until January 11, 2019. Until this time, registrants will be refunded their full fee minus a $25 service charge. After January 11, cancellations will not be refunded. While every attempt will be made to hold the workshop on January 25, 2019, if inclement weather prevents either the instructor or a large number of participants from attending, the workshop will be rescheduled. Refunds of the registration fee will only be issued if you are unable to attend the workshop on the rescheduled date. The VRAF is not responsible for refunding any previously made travel or lodging arrangements.

Local Information

Workshop Location:

The workshop will be held in Room 102 of Mullins Library, on the University of Arkansas campus. Room 102 is on the lower level of Mullins, and may be reached by stairs or elevators from the west end of the building (facing the Arkansas Union). Signage is posted throughout the library, and library staff will also be happy to help point you in the right direction! Room 102 includes desktop computers at each workstation; there are also outlets, should you wish to bring your own laptop or tablet.

Parking:

The Stadium Drive Parking Garage (380 N. Stadium Dr., Fayetteville, AR 72701) connects to the Arkansas Union, which is across from the Mullins Library, where the workshop will be held. It is less than a five minute walk from the library. There is an hourly charge of $1.75.

For more information about parking on campus, please refer to: https://parking.uark.edu/parking-services/parking-garages/index.php

Depending on where you’re staying in town, you may wish to take the free campus shuttle, Razorback Transit, which has limited routes to downtown and other areas. Those staying at the Chancellor may take the brown line; the purple line runs near several hotels in west Fayetteville. For a transit map, see https://parking.uark.edu/transit-services/transit-operations/maps-and-schedules.php

Air travel:

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is approximately a 30 minute drive from campus. There is a rental car service at the airport, and several shuttle services available, if booked beforehand.

Public Transportation:

Approximately $65 for shuttle or taxi/Uber/Lyft service from the airport. There is no public transportation.

Accommodations:

Comfort Inn & Suites ($84/night). 1234 Steamboat Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704 (chain hotel about 2.7 miles from Mullins Library, just off the interstate). https://www.choicehotels.com/arkansas/fayetteville/comfort-inn-hotels/ar215?brand=CI

Chancellor Hotel ($129/night). 70 N East Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701(boutique hotel about 1.4 miles from Mullins Library, downtown). www.hotelchancellor.com

Inn at Carnall Hall ($149/night). 465 Arkansas Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (historic inn about 0.3 miles from Mullins library, on campus). https://www.innatcarnallhall.com

Stay-Inn-Style Bed and Breakfast ($95+/night). 117 W Rock St, Fayetteville, AR (bed and breakfast about 1.2 miles from Mullins Library, just south of downtown). https://www.bbonline.com/united-states/arkansas/fayetteville/stayinnstyle.html

Lunch options nearby (Please note that the registration fee does not include lunch costs.)

View a Google map of the below restaurants.

There are a number of on-campus options: https://www.dineoncampus.com/razorbacks/campus-dining-map:

Arkansas Union [across from Mullins Library]:

Flying Burrito: http://flyingburritoco.com/menu/

Pei Wei: https://www.dineoncampus.com/razorbacks/todays-menu

Where the Wild Greens AR: https://www.dineoncampus.com/razorbacks/todays-menu

Au Bon Pain: https://www.dineoncampus.com/razorbacks/todays-menu

True Burger: https://www.dineoncampus.com/razorbacks/todays-menu

Heading east of campus, towards the Dickson Street entertainment district, you’ll also find a number of local restaurants, including:

Wifi Information:

Wi-fi will be provided free of charge for all participants.

Workshop Contacts:

For questions about the venue, contact Lori Birrell, Head of Special Collections, University Libraries, 479-575-8443, lbirrell@uark.edu

If you have questions about registration, contact Beth Haas, VRAF Board Director, bwodnick@princeton.edu or Sonya Coleman, workshop liaison, sonya.coleman@lva.virginia.gov

 

Registration Open! VRAF Regional Workshop: Documenting Cultural Heritage @ The George Eastman Museum

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that registration is open for Documenting Cultural Heritage: Strategies and Spaces for Digital Capture, to be held on November 30, 2018. This workshop will be hosted by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, and is open to cultural heritage professionals, the information, museum, and educational communities, and anyone interested in visual culture. Documenting Cultural Heritage: Strategies and Spaces for Digital Capture is the first of four workshops being offered in the 2018-2019 VRAF Regional Workshop Program. The VRAF is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their continued support of this exciting opportunity to partner with cultural heritage and educational institutions.

Workshop Description: “Digital capture” encompasses a broad range of technologies and processes. While the role of a digitization space has historically revolved around slide and flatbed scanners, these represent just two of many possible approaches to digital imaging. The first part of this workshop will explore traditional methods for digital capture, including scanners, DSLR cameras, copystands, lighting, and specialized imaging devices for specific uses. Part two of the day will take participants beyond the basics by focusing on emerging technologies and their impact on the capture, dissemination, and storage of cultural materials.  All workshop content will be framed within the important questions you should be asking when planning the present and future directions of your digital capture project or facilities. Participants will also receive significant supplemental material, including recommended equipment, buying guides, and a variety of workflow documents from several institutions. When combined with the presented information, participants will have the tools in place to build an efficient digitization space that is as unique as their specific resources and project needs.

Documenting Cultural Heritage will be taught by Chris Strasbaugh, Digital Library Archivist and Curator at the Knowlton School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning at The Ohio State University.  As photographer, art historian, and now digital curator, Chris has always been driven to document and preserve cultural heritage. His work as a Digital Library Archivist and Curator is a perfect mix of his passions in preservation, photography, emerging technology, open access, and metadata management. He works with an archive of unique work, documenting the history of the various programs in the Knowlton School as well as highlighting new work that showcases the students in the programs.

Chris has recently presented on the topic of digitization at the 2+3D Photography – Practice and Prophecies – 2017 conference at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, HASTAC 2017 in Orlando, and the June 2017 Images: Digitization and Preservation of Special Collections in Libraries, Museums, and Archives, NISO Virtual Conference. In addition to conference presentations, he has also produced online learning trainings, taught local workshops, and has actively assisted special collections in designing and streamlining their digitization process.

To register for Documenting Cultural Heritage: Strategies and Spaces for Digital Capture and to learn more about the workshop, visit https://vrafoundation.com/current-regional-workshops/documenting-cultural-heritage-eastman-2/.  The fee for this day-long workshop is $125. If you have questions about registration, feel free to contact Beth Haas, VRAF Director, bwodnick@princeton.edu or for questions about the program or venue, please contact Elizabeth Chiang, echiang@eastman.org.