vra-logo-squareWe look forward to seeing you this March 11-14 at the Visual Resources Association conference in Denver, Colorado.  We invite you to join our presentations and meetings to learn how Shared Shelf provides the complete solution for cataloging, managing, preserving, and sharing digital media in your institution. Discover how it can support tasks such as managing special collections, teaching slides, and faculty archives, and projects in disciplines ranging from archaeology to zoology.

Omeka special interest group meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 12:05-1:25 PM
Confluence A & B Rooms, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor
A panel organized by Marlene Gordon of the University of Michigan-Dearborn and moderated by Meghan Musolff of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in which presenters will share how they have used Omeka to provide access to collections at their institutions. Artstor’s Director of Strategic Services Megan Marler will speak about the Built Works Registry project. Other participants include Carolyn Lucarelli and Patrick McGrady from Pennsylvania State University.

Cataloging round-up
Thursday, March 12, 10:35-11:55 AM
Confluence A & B Rooms, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor
Hannah Marshall of Cornell University will moderate a session presenting four case studies that address the myriad challenges posed by cataloging and metadata for image collections. Artstor’s Collection Development Manager Ian McDermott will speak about the D. James Dee Archive. Other presenters include Tom Riedel of Regis University, Kristen Schuster of the University of Missouri Columbia, Sarah Gillis of the Worcester Art Museum, and Heather Seneff of the University of Denver.

Sponsors’ meet & greet and poster presentations
Thursday, March 12, 4:30-6:00 PM
Mezzanine Foyer, Third Floor
One of the main events of VRA 33, this event includes poster presentations by conference attendees, a feature meant to stimulate dialogues with colleagues.  Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, and wine while you mix, mingle, and learn as Artstor’s CIO and VP of Technology William Ying presents “Shared Shelf as a cataloging and research tool for Medieval Manuscripts.” 

Artstor Digital Library and Shared Shelf user group meeting
Friday, March 13, 1:35-2:55 PM
Confluence A & B Rooms, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor
Join Artstor President James Shulman, Director of Strategic Services Megan Marler, and Collection Development Manager Ian McDermott for updates on Artstor’s collection development strategy, planned features for the Artstor and Shared Shelf suite of tools, and Artstor’s community initiatives.

Cultural Heritage in a computational environment: Making the Digital Humanities visual
Friday, March 13, 3:05-4:25 PM
Confluence A & B Rooms, Mezzanine Level, Third Floor
Organized and moderated by NYU’s Jenni Rodda and Duke University’s John Taormina, this session highlights the issues surrounding the support, development, dissemination, and preservation of Digital Humanities projects. Siân Evans and Erin McCall will present “The Big Picture: Visualizing Data in Your Visual Resources Collections.” Other presenters include Stephanie Beene of Lewis & Clark College, Andrea Schuler and Michael Toler of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Chris Strasbaugh of Vanderbilt University.