ARTstor staff will attend the Visual Resources Association (VRA) Annual Conference in San Diego this month and will participate in a number of sessions as well as host a User Group meeting.
IPR Plenary Session: Image Rights: Perspectives from Copyright Owners
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
8:30am – 10:30am

  • Gretchen Wagner, ARTstor General Counsel, will moderate a session in which representatives from artists’ estates and other copyright owners will discuss the use of copyrighted works and images for educational and scholarly purposes in the digital environment. The session will include presentations by Lauryn Guttenplan, Associate General Counsel, Smithsonian Institution; Kenneth Hamma, Executive Director, Digital Policy and Initiatives, J. Paul Getty Trust; Shelley Lee, Intellectual Property Rights Manager for the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein; and Jean-Marc Gutton, former Managing Director of ADAGP.

Salt Cellars, Oliphants, and Gems: Preserving Legacy Image Collections
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
11:00am – 12:30pm

  • Carole Ann Fabian, ARTstor Director of Strategic Outreach and User Services, will present “Faculty Collections in the ARTstor Digital Library” and discuss ways in which ARTstor is working with scholars and the visual resource community to provide broad access to specialized collections developed by faculty for pedagogical purposes.

ARTstor User Group Meeting
Thursday, March 13, 2008
4:00pm – 5:30pm

  • Learn about what’s new in ARTstor including new directions in collection development, our upcoming software release, a summary report of the ARTstor hosting pilot and our plans for Hosting Phase II. Brief presentations by Christine Kuan, ARTstor Director of Collection Development, and Carole Ann Fabian, ARTstor Director of Strategic Outreach and User Services will be followed by a Q&A session.

Throwing the Cat among the Pigeons: Keeping Visual Resources’ Positions Viable through the Digital Transition

Friday, March 14, 2008
2:00pm – 3:30pm

  • Dustin Wees, ARTstor Director of Metadata and Cataloging, will speak about his career and current work at ARTstor in a session focusing on ways that the digitization of VR collections, the ease of finding images on the Web, and the introduction of ARTstor have shaped the 21st century visual resources profession.