CONTENTdm for Art Teaching Images. The Rough Road in Reno. Glee Willis Digital Projects Librarian University of Nevada, Reno. Every path to a new understanding begins in confusion. Mason Cooley. This is the story of our political journey as we
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CONTENTdm for Art Teaching Images
The Rough Road in Reno
Digital Projects Librarian
University of Nevada, Reno
Every path to a new understanding begins in confusion.
This is the story of our political journey as we
learned to build our art-architecture collections.
What Will I Cover?
» Why CONTENTdm for art teaching images?
» The “team effort” to build the collection
(and, oh, by the way, end up with acceptable
» Where and how we’ve stumbled along the way
» What’s on the horizon?
Why CONTENTdm for art teaching images?
» Started by considering more specialized tools for working
with teaching images (MDID and Almagest)
» Immersed myself in learning the “lingo” used by VRA folks
» Coaxed Greg Zick into including more “classroom
presentation tools” in CONTENTdm
» Introduced UNR’s art history “ring leader” to MDID;
Almagest’s code wasn’t ready for public release;
ditto VAGA from U of Denver
» Proceeded with CONTENTdm because we were already very
familiar with its capabilities, whereas MDID was lacking in so
many of them
The “team effort”
» Glee contacted Ed Teague at the U of Oregon about
his flattening of the VRA Core into the CONTENTdm
» Art history ring leader “stepped up” to formulate the data
dictionary for our flattened VRA template
» Glee worked with new media prof to load his images
» Glee worked with the art history ring leader to load her
» Art history ring leader solicited permission from Gardner
to load its art images into CONTENTdm as restricted items
CONTENTdm’s VRA Template
VRA Template Implementation
Ed Teague’s Crosswalk – Our Starting Point
VRA Template Implementation
UNR’s Field Properties
Our restricted access art and architecture collection
Our restricted access anthropology collection
Where and how we have stumbled along the way
» Mac owners didn’t want to “play well” with others
» Slide libraries are “different”
» Difficulty in assigning group permissions for entire
» Understanding CONTENTdm’s approach to logging
in to restricted collections
» PowerPoint plug-in unable to handle JP2s
» Expense of running the Acquisition Station on Macs for
batch loads, edits, and item-level permissions assignments
What’s On The Horizon?
» Finish loading Davis Art Images purchased to date
» Train ceramics and book arts instructors to load
» Incorporate more “bells and whistles” following
Reed College’s lead; create geospatial access(?)
» More “scrubbing” of the metadata for improved
» Creation of “lecture sets” and “study sets”
» Linking from online course syllabi
Contact info:Glee WillisDigital Projects LibrarianUniversity of Nevada, Renowillis@unr.eduOur digital projects are at:http://contentdm.library.unr.edu