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Wednesday, March 11
 

8:00am

Workshop 1: The New You: Workshop Leader, Too
ORGANIZERS / INSTRUCTORS:
Karen Kessel,, Sonoma State University, CA
Marsha Taichman, Cornell University, NY
Betha Whitlow, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO

FREE /  Limit 30 participants.
Online Registration: December 5th - February 20th

As the visual resources profession continues to evolve, many of us are now looked to not simply for our traditional expertise, but to take an active role in sharing our knowledge of such topics as new technologies, visual literacy, and intellectual property through instruction sessions and workshops. And while taking on an educator role may be a natural step in our professional evolution, the idea of coming out from behind the desk to the front of the classroom is daunting for many of us. This workshop will combine a lecture format with interactive exercises, and is designed to get you over your fears and into teaching by addressing the following:

• Topic identification and selection
• Knowing your audience
• Content development
• Strategies for effective instruction
• Marketing

Endorsed by the Education Committee.

Wednesday March 11, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Lawrence B Room, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO

9:00am

Workshop 2: Using the VRA info panel in Adobe Bridge
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR: Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego

PRESENTERS:
Sheryl Frisch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Heidi Raatz, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego

FREE / Limit 35 participants.
Online Registration: December 5th - February 20th

This 2 hour mini-workshop will demonstrate how to use the Visual Resources Association's custom XMP file info panel in Adobe Bridge to embed VRA Core display metadata into image files. For more information, see: http://metadatadeluxe.pbworks.com/w/page/74156486/VRA%20XMP%20Info%20Panel

The workshop will include hands-on exercises to create and edit metadata in single and batch modes as well as strategies for formatting field contents to maximize readability and database ingest. Excercises will also show how the VRA MetaShotPpt (PowerPoint creator) and the Bridge Web Gallery can make use of embedded VRA metadata.

Participants will benefit most from the hands-on exercises if they bring a laptop with Adobe Bridge CS 4, or higher installed. Participants without laptops will be able to follow and learn from the demonstrations on the projector screen.

Wednesday March 11, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Confluence A & B Rooms, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO

9:00am

Workshop 3: The New Applicant: 21st-Century Job Searching and Career Development
ORGANIZERS:
Anna Bernhard, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Molly Schoen, University of Michigan

PRESENTERS:
Jasmine Burns, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Maria Elia, University at Buffalo, NY
Molly Schoen, University of Michigan

FREE  / Limit 50 participants.
Online Registration: December 5th - February 20th

As the field of visual resources has rapidly evolved over the past fifteen years, so has the job market. While today's economy has caused increased competition for those seeking a job in visual resources and similar professions, technology allows new applicants to more easily find available positions, network, and create their own opportunities. This workshop will cover a wide range of career-related ideas for everyone from students starting out in the field to seasoned professionals seeking new experiences. Topics include: how to find and apply for opportunities and positions, online resources for the VR job seeker, how to improve application materials and hone interview skills, how to create new opportunities, and the changing nature of the visual resources profession. An open discussion will follow, allowing all attendees to ask questions and share their opinions on the future of the field.

Organized on behalf of Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students (VREPS).



Wednesday March 11, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Confluence C Room, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO
 
Saturday, March 14
 

1:35pm

Workshop 4: Exploring Research Data Management in the Visual Arts
ORGANIZER / PRESENTER: Leigh Garrett, University for the Creative Arts, UK

Fee: $20  /  Limit 30 participants.
Online Registration: December 5th - February 20th

This workshop will enable participants to actively explore the nature of research data in the visual arts and the essential elements of its appropriate management.

For researchers, the effective management of research data helps validate and contextualise the outputs of artistic research, while at the same time supports the research method by enabling researchers work more effectively and to mitigate against the risk of data lost. In addition, many funders in the UK now require data management plans to be submitted as part of the funding process.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and led by the Centre for Digital Scholarship, a research centre of the University for the Creative Arts, and working in partnership with Falmouth University and the Glasgow School of Art, the VADS4R project is currently developing a series of tailored skills development workshops and materials on research data management in the visual arts. These are focused on the needs of early careers researchers and postgraduate students in the visual arts and will be piloted over the course of the current academic year. Through utilising this emerging knowledge and practice, participants will be given an opportunity to:
> examine the nature of research data in the visual arts and why is it important and to whom;
> learn about the key requirements of good research data management and what to consider when when planning your own approach;
> explore the vital elements of the data management planning to help support your funding proposals.

The workshop will consist of a mixture of presentations and participant led activities. It will be an abridged version of the full program currently being piloted but it will offer introduction to this vast and complex area, and participants will be able to access to the online toolkits for independent review following the session.

Saturday March 14, 2015 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Confluence A Room, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO

1:35pm

Workshop 5: Introduction to the International Image Interoperability Framework
ORGANIZER / MODERATOR:  Jon Stroop, Princeton University

PRESENTERS:
Michael Appleby, Yale University
Robert Sanderson, Stanford University

Fee: $20  /  Limit 30 participants.
Online Registration: December 5th - February 20th

The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF)[1] is an effort to make image collections interoperable and sharable across research and national libraries, archives, and museums, as well as commercial entities. In this workshop we will discuss the shortcomings of typical image delivery solutions, explain IIIF's goals and objectives, provide in-depth tutorials covering the IIIF Image[2] and Presentation[3] API specifications and demonstrate several client and server applications (deep zoom viewers, page turner/"multi-up" viewers, JPEG2000 and other tile servers, etc.) that implement each. We will finish the session with an update about IIIF's present and future projects and will also solicit feedback and additional use cases. Provided there is adequate bandwidth, software demos will be on-line for attendees to use during the workshop.

1. http://iiif.io
2. http://iiif.io/api/image/
3. http://iiif.io/api/presentation/

Saturday March 14, 2015 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Confluence C Room, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO

1:35pm

Workshop 6: Advanced Embedded Metadata using Adobe Bridge
ORGANIZER/MODERATOR: Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego

PRESENTERS:
Sheryl Frisch, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Heidi Raatz, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego

FREE / Limit 30 participants.
Online Registration: December 5th - February 20th

This 2 hour mini-workshop is intended for advanced Bridge users and will demonstrate how to perform batch embedded metadata creation, export and import in Adobe Bridge. Participants should already be familiar with using Bridge - basic navigation and functions will not be covered. Participants should also have moderate experience using Microsoft Excel.

The workshop will include hands-on exercises focused on efficiency, such as the use of templates to speed data entry for frequently used information such as institutional contact, and rights details. Exercises will also demonstrate how to export and import embedded metadata using tab-delimited text so it can be moved to or from a database.

Participants will benefit most from the hands-on exercises if they bring a laptop with Adobe Bridge CS 4, or higher installed. Participants without laptops will be able to follow and learn from the demonstrations on the projector screen.

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Saturday March 14, 2015 1:35pm - 3:30pm
Confluence B Room, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street • Denver, CO