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The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) announces the 2019-20 Regional Workshop series

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Regional Workshop series:

November 22, 2019: Beyond Licenses: Integrating Creative Commons, RightsStatements.org, and Traditional Knowledge into Permissions Practices at the University of Denver with instructor Anne Young, Head of Rights and Reproductions, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Newfields.

March 13, 2020: Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media at Occidental College Library with instructor Cara Hirsch, Deputy Head of Legal and Business Affairs at The Virtual Reality Company.

May 22, 2020: Collaborating Across the Institution: Creating Professional Partnerships to Support Cultural Heritage at the University of Michigan Library with instructor Jackie Spafford, Images Resources Curator, University of California, Santa Barbara.

May 29, 2020: From Project to Product: Effective Project Management and Strategic Planning at the University of Toronto Mississauga with instructor Shyam Oberoi, Chief Digital Officer, Royal Ontario Museum.

In the 2019-20 season, we’re delighted to expand the Regional Workshop program in two important ways. The host applications were open to international institutions for the first time and we received several strong international applications. The University of Toronto Mississauga will host the inaugural international VRAF Regional Workshop with veteran instructor Shyam Oberoi’s new project management and strategic planning workshop.

The “propose your own workshop” option was exercised by the University of Denver in their host application. The Regional Workshop team has matched their request with instructor Anne Young, who can delve into a deeper understanding and utilization of Creative Commons licenses, RightsStatements.org, and Traditional Knowledge labels with collection objects to expand existing permissions practices at galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs). Join us for the first workshop of the 2019-20 season on Nov. 22, Beyond Licenses: Integrating Creative Commons, RightsStatements.org, and Traditional Knowledge into Permissions Practices. Register today to save your spot!

The Regional Workshop Implementation Team welcomes your questions, comments, and feedback at vraf.rwit@gmail.com and looks forward to the exciting developments of the 2019-20 season! This workshop series reflects the VRAF mission to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management. 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.


The current members of the RWIT:

Beth Haas, VRAF Director

Sonya Coleman, VRAF Workshop Coordinator

Meghan Rubenstein, VRAF Senior Workshop Liaison 

Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Announcement | Apply to Host a 2019-2020 Regional Workshop | Deadline Extended! – VRAF Regional Workshops – Call for Host Sites


The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting host applications for the VRAF Regional Workshop Program for 2019-20. The application deadline is now Friday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Thanks to the continued generous support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, this program will allow the VRAF to continue to realize its mission to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management.

For the 2019-2020 program, the VRAF will support four workshops for up to $3000 each, including an instructor stipend and travel expenses, a stipend for the local organizer, catering, and other minor expenses incurred by the host institution. The VRAF will provide significant logistical support, including locating a qualified instructor and managing registration. With the VRAF Regional Workshop Grant, host institutions will be able to offer a workshop without the burden of developing it from within, and provide valuable programming not only to their local constituents, but also to their broader region. This opportunity is open to Visual Resources Association (VRA) Chapters, VRA affiliates, related information management organizations, museums, libraries, and academic institutions. For a reasonable registration fee, the workshops will provide an immersive experience on a single topic, framed in a manner that is relevant to digital asset management professionals, users of cultural heritage information, and the larger information community.

Applications will be accepted to host one of the following workshops:

We will also consider applications in which the host site proposes its own workshop topic. International hosts welcome to apply. Please review the description of the VRAF Regional Workshop Program as well as the VRAF Mission Statement prior to confirm that your proposed workshop fits within both the program’s parameters and the larger goals of the VRAF.

To conform to the guidelines of our Samuel H. Kress grant, workshops must be held by June 2020. For more information about the VRAF Regional Workshop Program, visit https://vrafoundation.com/regional-workshops/. To apply, visit https://vrafoundation.com/apply/. If you have additional questions about the program, please contact the Regional Workshop Implementation Team, vraf.rwit@gmail.com. The deadline for application is Friday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

On behalf of the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team


VRA Foundation Regional Workshop Seeking Workshop and Publicity Liaisons

Relevant, up-to-date training on topics related to visual resources, delivered at locations throughout the country — and you can help!

The Visual Resources Association Foundation Regional Workshop Implementation Team works collaboratively to host workshops each year, report on each, and seek grant funding for the coming year. This workshop series reflects the VRAF mission to promote scholarship, research, education, and outreach in the fields of visual resources and image management and is generously sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Now in its second year, the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team seeks new members for the positions of Junior Workshop Liaison and Publicity Liaison. Joining the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team offers career development over the course of three years, as you progress through the Workshop Liaison positions to Workshop Coordinator. Perfect for developing your skill set–including project management, communication, educational programming, and grant writing–and networking with visual resources professionals. The Publicity Liaison position is for one year, with an option to renew for a second. You’ll help us develop messaging and market each workshop to the fullest via listserv, email, and social media.

For full position descriptions, please see the VRAF website [https://vrafoundation.com/regional-workshops/regional-workshop-implementation-team/]. Please send resume or CV to the VRAF Regional Workshop Implementation Team, vraf.rwit@gmail.com.

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

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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


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.


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


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.


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.


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