(Apologies for cross-posting).
The Visual Resources Association's 33rd Annual Conference will be held in Denver, Colorado, from Wednesday, March 11th, through Saturday, March 14th, 2015, in the Westin Denver Downtown hotel. Please mark your calendars.
Proposals are now being solicited for the 2015 program case studies, papers, posters, sessions, special interest/user groups, and workshops. All proposals are welcome. Clickhere to go to the conference proposal form.
A session is a maximum 90 minute moderated session with 3 to 4 speakers at 15 to 20 minutes each followed by a facilitated brief question and answer period.
A workshop is a 2, 3 or 4 hour workshop to develop skills and experience in the field of visual resources, preferably with hands-on activities.
A paper is an individual idea submission, which will be reviewed for possible grouping into a session.
A special interest/user group is a 60 to 90-minute informal facilitated group discussion on topics related to a specific community within VRA.
A case study is detailed information about an individual, small group, or project, generally including the accounts of subjects themselves. Moderators are encouraged to submit proposals. Individual case study proposals will be reviewed for possible groupings similar to the session format.
A poster advertises your research, and combines text and graphics to make a visually pleasing presentation. (http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=78)
The Visual Resources Association is a multi-disciplinary, international professional organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of media
management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments. Some suggested topics compiled from this year's post-conference survey responses are listed below. Other ideas expanding beyond that which is familiar to VRA are encouraged. Past conference programs and highlights may be found on VRA’s website: http://vraweb.org/WordPress/conferences/. A limited number of honorarium packages are available to support non-VRA member conference participation. Moderators may put out calls for presenters within a proposed topic before or after submission of proposal. The VRA Executive Board will be looking for articulate and concise submissions with lists of presenters, when applicable. Specificity regarding audio-visual needs including live internet connectivity is recommended.
Some suggested topics:
Digital curation / data curation
Workflow management and documentation
VR professionals as bridges for digital humanities research
Image use across disciplines and the curriculum
Legacy slide collections
Linked Open Data
Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)
Museums and Libraries: similarities and differences
New spaces, repurposing as collaborative learning environments
Expanding professional roles
Museum imaging workflow
Crosswalking & interoperability between metadata standards
Uses of embedded metadata
Staff development, general management skills
Copyright permissions for publishing
Shared Shelf drop-in clinic
Questions about the proposal process and the various presentation formats included in the VRA Conference program can be directed to me at <[log in to unmask]>.
The proposal deadline is July 3, 2014. I look forward to hearing from you!
Steven Kowalik, MSLS
Vice President for Conference Program, Visual Resources Association
Zabar Art Library, Hunter College/CUNY
695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
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