Rob Stevenson’s Electronic Field Guide Project’s image collection is composed of more than 200 images of turtles, many of them photographed by Susan Speak. Stevenson is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at UMass Boston, where he works on problems related to conservation physiology, environmental informatics, and science education.
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Charleston Conference 2013
Artstor/Shared Shelf staff is attending the Charleston Conference. Drop by table 75 on Wednesday, November 6, 10 AM-6 PM, to find out what’s new (there’s a lot). That same day, Katie O’Connell, Artstor User Services Associate, will moderate “From Accession to Access: Opening Collections through the Digital Public Library of America” from noon to 12:30 PM. Speakers will be Artstor Collection Development Manager Ian McDermott and Camilla MacKay, head of the Rhys Carpenter Library, Scholarly Communications librarian, and editor of the Bryn Mawr Classical Review. More info here. Also, Shared Shelf staff will present a “Five Minute Preview” at Charleston Premiers, November 9, 8:00-9:30 AM; full details here.
ARLIS UK and Ireland Annual Conference 2013
July 10-12, 2013
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Join ARTstor President James Shulman for a discussion on “the shared management of image content: open works registries and content sharing networks,” 2:30-3:15 PM and 3:45-4:30 PM. Visit the ARLIS UK and Ireland Conference website to learn more.
Good news: Shared Shelf subscribers can now bulk-publish image files and associated metadata to collections in Omeka.net.
With the Shared Shelf Link plugin, metadata is mapped to Omeka’s Dublin Core fields from customizable schemas in Shared Shelf to publish projects to an Omeka.net site.
To get started using this plugin, contact Shared Shelf Support.
Want to find out more about Shared Shelf? Watch this short video.
Vera V. Zlatarski has been named ARTstor’s new General Counsel and Secretary. Ms. Zlatarski is responsible for overseeing ARTstor’s legal affairs and managing the organization’s legal team. She succeeds Gretchen Wagner, who served in the position from 2003 to 2013.
From 2004 to 2012, Ms. Zlatarski served as General Counsel, and, from 2009 to 2012, Secretary, of the Rainforest Alliance, an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. In her position, she was responsible for the legal affairs of the organization and its branches and affiliates across the globe; provided legal counsel to the board, senior management, and other staff on a broad range of corporate, regulatory and compliance matters; and served as corporate secretary of the parent organization.
Before that, she was a corporate associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton from 1999 to 2004 , where her work included assisting the American Museum of Natural History and advising the Opelousas Museum of Art, Magnum Photos, and public artists. She also served on the New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee from 2003 to 2006 and on the Nonprofit Organizations Committee from 2007 to 2010.
Ms. Zlatarski graduated magna cum laude with distinction in History of Art from Yale and received a law degree from Columbia. While studying at Columbia, she was an editor of the Columbia-VLA Journal of Law and the Arts and was awarded the Andrew D. Fried Memorial Prize for an article on intellectual property and related law.
Shannon Michalak, the Visual Resources Curator at Wright State University, discusses the benefits of Shared Shelf and explains how it’s funded with a nominal student Technology Fee.
American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference
June 27-July 2, 2013
McCormick Place, 2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL
We also invite you to join ARTstor President James Shulman for a Shared Shelf informational session on June 30, 8:30-10 AM at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Prairie Room. RSVP here. Guest speakers:
- Ivy Anderson – Director, Collections, California Digital Libraries
- Jason Kovari – Metadata Librarian, Humanities and Special Collections, Cornell University
- Beth Sandore – Associate University Librarian for Information Technology Planning and Policy and Associate Dean of Libraries, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
- Gregg Silvis – Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Digital Initiatives, University of Delaware
- Judy Thomas – Director, Arts & Media Services, University of Virginia
North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Vendor Expo
June 6, 2013
Hyatt Regency Buffalo / Hotel and Conference Center, Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY
Colleen Hunter, Assistant Director, Library Relations, will be at the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) Annual Conference Vendor Expo, June 6, 3-7 PM at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Stop by to learn about Shared Shelf, ARTstor’s media management software, and our new consortial discount promotion. Colleen will be in attendance at the conference all week; she is originally from Buffalo, so you may also want to ask her for tips on where to eat in town!