Managing Time-Based Media/Digital Art at (an appropriate) Scale
Host Institution: Minneapolis Institute of Art
Resident: Erin Lee Barsan
Host Mentor: Frances Lloyd-Baynes
ARLIS/NA Local Mentor: Meg Black (Minneapolis Institute of Art)
The NDSR Resident will help the museum effectively assess and address our current needs, and the anticipated surge in digital collections. The Resident will help Mia enhance our capacity to acquire, manage, preserve and provide access to the digital art collections over time; recommend technical solutions for management and preservation; and oversee the initial implementation of the new policies, procedures and systems. In the final stage of their residency, the Resident will train Mia staff to carry forward what they have helped put in place. By developing Mia’s capabilities to preserve and manage its digital collections, the residency’s outputs will facilitate our users’ exploration of these complex artworks, addressing the expectations of today’s audiences to engage with rich digital content and the latest artistic creations. The foundational framework created during the residency will also ensure the preservation and viability of these art works into the future.
Planning for Time-Based Media Artwork Preservation
Host Institution: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Resident: Elise Tanner
Host Mentors: Marge Huang (primary), Rose Chiango, Allison McLaughlin
ARLIS/NA Local Mentor: Amanda McKnight (The Barnes Foundation)
The NDSR Resident will be responsible for researching issues regarding time-based media that will come out of the assessment. The Resident will help to create a foundational roadmap to inform Museum staff of best practices, standards, tools, equipment, software, hardware, metadata and other technical needs imperative for the preservation of time-based media art in a sustainable and accessible way. This roadmap will be focused initially on digital time-based media art, however, it will also be applied to any analog time-based artworks that are migrated to a digital format in the future.
To Capture and Keep!: Establishing Preservation Practices for Born Digital Art Collections and Projects at Penn
Host Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Resident: Coral Salomón
Host Mentor: Hannah Bennett (primary), Laurie Allen, Ian Bogus
ARLIS/NA Local Mentor: Shannon Marie Robinson (Drexel University)
To help the Penn Libraries identify and prepare born-digital and digitized art-related assets for archiving and preservation. This residency focuses on three distinct areas, critical to the arts, falling within the larger theme of digital preservation. The resident will develop metadata guidelines and input workflows for the preservation and stewardship of archived web collections, engage in a series of immersive studies to develop recommendations/priorities for the inclusion of arts-related born digital assets into Penn’s institutional repositories, and take aim at the issues and challenges surrounding arts-related publications served through new and emerging platforms such as Apps, interactive e-books, journals published through YouTube, Issu, journals published exclusively for iPads, etc., so as to consider how today’s arts research library can acquire, maintain, and preserve said publication types.
A New Paradigm for Preserving Born-Digital Art Collection Records
Host Institution: Yale Center for British Art
Resident: Cate Peebles
Host Mentor: Rachel Chatalbash
ARLIS/NA Local Mentor: Kraig Binkowski (Yale Center for British Art)
This project will use the digital preservation system, workflows, and procedures implemented by the Yale Center for British Art’s Institutional Archives as a guide for developing and executing a digital preservation plan to ensure the integrity, accessibility, and usability of the museum’s born-digital art collection-related records permanently held by departments other than the museum’s archives. In the past, the museum’s collection-related records were analog and could be stored and organized relatively easily by any department. The preservation of born-digital records, however, requires additional expertise and action at an early stage in order to ensure preservation. This project aims to document how these born-digital records can be properly stewarded according to professional digital preservation standards, while retaining the level of immediate access and flexibility required by the records creators.
Resident: Lorena Ramírez-López
Host Mentors: Sharon Drayton, Howard University Television (WHUT)
Project: WHUT Digital Material Identification and Preservation Project
Resident: Andrew Weaver
Host Mentors: Dave Rice and Catriona Schlosser, CUNY TV
Project: Preservation at the Next Level: Utilizing Preservation Metadata and Fixity Features
Resident: Joe Carrano
Host Mentors: Salwa Ismail and Suzanne Chase, Georgetown University Library
Project: Bring it All Home: Building Digital Preservation Processes for Digital Preservation Platforms
Resident: Elizabeth England
Host Mentor: Lora Davis and Jordon Steele, Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries
Project: Large-Scale Digital Stewardship: Preserving Johns Hopkins University’s Born-Digital Visual History
Resident: Amy Gay
Host Mentors: Jessica Berrellez and Annie Saha, Food & Drug Administration, Office of Science & Engineering Laboratories, Center for Devices & Radiological Health
Project: Enabling Open Science through the CDRH Science Data Catalog
Resident: Megan Potterbusch
Host Mentors: Judy Ruttenberg and Prue Adler, Association of Research Libraries
Project: Bringing Life to Research Objects: Managing the Digital Lifecycle of Research from Creation to Stewardship through the Open Science Framework and SHARE
#BHLNDSR Extending Innovations in Digital Libraries in Partnership with NDSR Learners 2017 Residents and Hosts
Resident: Alicia Esquivel: Content Analysis. This project will be an analysis of the quantity of literature underpinning the field of biodiversity, the amount of that literature in the public domain, the representation of each discipline (delineated by taxon group) within BHL, an exploration of methodologies to scope the collections, and areas where BHL may target development to better serve the research population. Host: BHL Chicago partner Chicago Botanic Garden with mentor Library Director Leora Siegel.
Resident: Marissa Kings: Digital Library Best Practices Analysis. The mentor will work with the resident to consult with BHL partners such as DPLA and Europeana to determine how BHL data works in these large scale national and pan-national digital libraries. The resident will propose analyses of other large-scale digital libraries (HathiTrust, the Internet Archive, National Digital Library of New Zealand, Trove, for example) to categorize high value tools and services that can be built into the next version of BHL or developed with existing APIs from partners. Host: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, mentor Chief Librarian and Curator Richard Hulser. NHM Research Library.
Resident: Pamela McClanahan: User Needs and Usability Analysis. The mentor will work with the resident to identify members of the larger taxonomic and biodiversity informatics community to determine user needs and services for providing increased value to BHL content. Building on a ten year relationship with this community, BHL staff will introduce the resident to relevant initiatives hosted at the Smithsonian, such as Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBoL) and Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and to partners such as Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The resident will analyze input gathered to define recommendations and requirements for expanding the BHL digital library functionality. Host: BHL Secretariat/Smithsonian Libraries, mentor Carolyn Sheffield, BHL Program Manager.
Resident: Katie Mika: Import of Crowdsourced Data Corrections and Enhancements. Building on the IMLS grant received by the Missouri Botanical Garden, Purposeful Gaming and BHL, in which BHL worked with Mary Flannagan and Tiltfactor , the mentors for this project will work with the resident to develop methodologies and propose tools for integration of crowdsourced data corrections and enhancements back into the BHL portal. Best practices will be documented for verification, trust, and multi-tier review. Host: Harvard University: MCZ, mentors Library Managers Constance Rinaldo and Joseph deVeer.
Resident: Ariadne Rehbein: Enabling image discovery within the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Building on the successful NEH Art of Life grant, crowdsourced metadata around BHL images hosted on Flickr and Zooniverse would be integrated back into the BHL through user interface modifications to the BHL portal to enable image searching, browsing and display. The resident will work with the BHL technical team to propose best practices for integration of this data into BHL as well as sustainable methodologies for augmenting image tagging for BHL content. Host: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT), mentors Library Director Douglas Holland and Data Projects Coordinator, Trish Rose-Sandler.