Forthcoming Event

The Visual Resources Committee of ARLIS is organising a one-day event:

Re-Envisionings:

Social Media, Pedagogy and Curation

to be held in November 2015  

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George Brecht, Two chairs shoes and shirt, c.1964, Collection of MAMAC

9.30-10.00 Registration
10.00- 10.15 Introduction to the day
10.15-11.00 Shaun Hides, Co-Director, Disruptive Media Learning Lab, Coventry University. Mobilising the networked digital media revolution – information abundance, connection, and engagement: some responses to the disruption of higher education
11.15-12.00 Ad Pollé, project manager, Europeana. The Europeana 1914-1918 project
12.15-13.00 Tim Casswell, Creative Connections. Using visualisation to create transformative narratives
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Workshop/Sandpit, led by Allan Parsons, University of Westminster: putting it all together; examples of good practice; creating a network

If you are interested in exploring the importance of ‘the visual’, not just in art, design and media practices, but in thinking and acting more generally; the potential of digital, visual media to transform pedagogic practices in higher education; and the potential of digital, visual media to transform curatorial practices in museums and galleries.

The aim of the event is to bring curation and pedagogy, and the university, the museum, the library, the gallery and the archive, into closer practical relationship, while exploring the potential, and the limitations, of visual, social media as part of these transformational relationships.

Past Event

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The art of seeing: teaching visual literacy in the library and classroom

University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, London

Thursday 5 June 2014, 10.30 – 16.00

What is Visual Literacy? And why do I need to know?

The Association of College and Research Libraries defines Visual literacy as ‘ a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use and create images and visual media ‘ (´Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, 2011).

In recent years museum educators, librarians, visual resources curators and University tutors have been developing workshops and talks aimed at helping their users develop the set of abilities often referred to as Visual Literacy. Visual literacy skills are immediately relevant to art and design students but there will be a chance at this event to hear also about sessions that were developed for wildly different groups such as student doctors and members of the New York police. Speakers from UK Universities will describe some of the interesting Visual literacy sessions they deliver to their students and we will learn about the variety of aims and objectives that led to these new kinds of teaching sessions. At lunchtime there will be an expert from JISC Digital Media to take questions about Image Copyright and at the end there will be an open forum giving everyone ample opportunity to question and discuss with speakers issues and ideas that have come up during the course of the day.

Programme: 

10:30 – 11:00 Registration and coffee and tea

11:00 – 11.10 Welcome

11.10 – 11.50 What is Visual Literacy?Georgina Dimmock, University of Northampton.

11.50 – 12:30 Seeing is believing: Or is it? The increasing cultural importance of how things appear,Peter Wright, senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University

12.30 – 1:30 Lunch break- including Copyright surgery, Virginia Power, Jisc Digital Media.

1:30 – 2.10 What do you see? Jenny Godfrey, Cardiff Metropolitan University

2.10 – 2.50 Using Visual Literacy in Learning and Teaching: case studies from across the pond, Vicky Brown, University of Oxford

2.50 – 3.15 Break, coffee and tea

3:15 – 4:00 Panel discussion  – A chance to discuss the day’s topics with the speakers. Led by VRC’s Allan Parsons, University of Westminster.

The ARLIS Visual Resources Committee presents this event which will be of interest to anyone involved in art and design at HE level (librarians, visual resources specialists, lecturers) wanting to know more about visual literacy and how they can incorporate it into their own working practices.

To book – please complete the form below and return it by post or email to:

Matt Davies, Digital Humanities Centre, Humanities Building, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Email      matt.davies@nottingham.ac.uk

by 29 May 2014 at the latest.

All bookings will be acknowledged by email or telephone.

NB: For bookings cancelled after 18 May a charge of 10% of the total fee will be levied. For bookings cancelled after 22 May the full fee may be charged

I would like to attend the ARLIS Art of Seeing: teaching visual literacy in the library and classroom workshop on 5 June 2014.

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Slide Librarian 2.0: Image Curating in the Digital Age

London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London.
Tuesday 14th June 2011, 1.30 – 5.00pm.

Emily Goodhand’s presentation Navigating the Minefield – Images & Copyright is now available.

Julia Gaimster’s blog topwebtoolz can be found at http://topwebtoolz.blogspot.com plus information on her recently published book Visual Research Methods in Fashion is available from http://www.bergpublishers.com/?tabid=14958.

Powerpoints from the Picture This! event

These presentations from the recent ARLIS VRC and Cat & Class event are available for download:

Deadline for booking a place at ‘Picture This! the art of cataloguing images in the digital age’ tomorrow- Wed 2nd Sept!

This is your last chance to book on the ARLIS study day ‘Picture This! the art of cataloguing images in the digital age’ presented jointly by the Visual Resources Committee and Cataloguing & Classification Committee at the Paul Mellon Centre, London on Wednesday 9th September.

If you have responsibility for an image collection and would like some advice on how to create meaningful and retrievable catalogue entries, come along to hear how others have handled this specialist subject area.  For further details, including a full programme and booking form, go to:

http://www.arlis.org.uk/

Don’ t miss out and book by close of business tomorrow!!

What is the Visual Resources Committee up to?

The VRC met on 3rd June at Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design. Here’s a summary of what was discussed.

One of our members has unfortunately (for us!) decided to take early retirement, so we are looking for a new recruit. The committee is currently considering potential new members.

After two very successful visits to the BBC Information & Archives in May ’08 and Jan ’09, we are looking into other venues with an image archive/library theme to offer ARLIS members in Jan/Feb ’10.

Following ACADI’s (Association of Curators of Art and Design Images) petition to DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society) for the creation of a non-commercial scanning license,  ARLIS has sent a letter expressing its support and stressing the urgency of this eagerly awaited license, backing ACADI’s sentiment.

The VRC has been talking to JISC Digital Media about the possible creation of a ‘jargon buster’ of terms relating to the digitisation of moving images – watch this space!

The committee has also been working on producing an online, updated version of Visual Resources for Design (originally published back in 1995): it is intended to be an international directory of image suppliers relating to the arts. Our current focus is on identifying those suppliers to be included.

On September 9th 2009, we will be running a joint event with the ARLIS Cataloguing & Classification Committee on cataloguing images. The event, entitled Picture This! the art of cataloguing images in the digital age will take place at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. A programme and booking form will be posted soon on the ARLIS/UK & Ireland website.