Category: reference

Favorite Emerging Technologies or Tools? Nominate them here!

mtrRISS members have a standing relationship with ARLIS/NA’s newest publication Multimedia & Technology Reviews, which highlights one resource per issue of particular interest to RISS membership. We’d like to extend the invitation to proactively submit your own go-to resources! Please submit using this form and indicate that you think RISS should review in the questionnaire. Thank you!

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Ft. Worth Workshop for RISS’ers to check out

Lassoing Attention, Corralling the Class: Mindfulness-Based Pedagogy for the One-Shot

Instructors:
Deborah Ultan Boudewyns, Art & Architecture Librarian, University of Minnesota
Lindsay Keating, Arts & Architecture Librarian Project Assistant, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Jill E. Luedke, Art & Architecture Librarian, Temple University

Pioneering pedagogies that use mindfulness and reflective techniques in the classroom can help students settle their minds and roundup their attention to be more receptive learners. A growing number of programs and centers point to alternative teaching approaches that incorporate mindfulness, contemplation, and engaged learning environments. Notable educators are undertaking poignant research and writing on the topic of mindfulness in education. Research demonstrates that “contemplative pedagogy” and the integration of mindful practices into higher education facilitates the achievement of traditional educational goals such as improved cognitive and academic performance.

Read more about the workshop here.

Multimedia & Technology Reviews are Launched!

Reposting an announcement sent out by ARLIS Present Gregg Most about our publication’s launch!

 

On April 15th, 2014, the Art Libraries Society of North America launched the first issue of its newest publication, the Multimedia & Technology Reviews, an e-publication made freely available on the ARLIS/NA website.

The Multimedia & Technology Reviews (M&T Reviews) targets projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology as they pertain to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship. While assessing current products and projects, these reviews are also designed to engage readers in a conversation about how technologies and multimedia are being or can be deployed within our profession and by our constituents. The issues are published bi-monthly, alternating with the publication schedule of the ARLIS/NA Reviews.

M&T Reviews is managed by co-editors Hannah Bennett, Elizabeth Schaub, and Emilee Mathews, who also serves as the appointed liaison to the ARLIS/NA Reference and Information Services Section (RISS) to ensure that an area of the M&T Reviews directly reflects the sorts of tools and resources of interest the RISS membership. Reviews are written by volunteer reviewers, elected by the M&T Reviews co-editors.  One does not need to be a member of ARLIS/NA or a professional librarian in order to get involved with this publication. Those interested in volunteering to review are encouraged to read over the publication’s policies and guidelines.

Issues are published on the Multimedia & Technology Reviews website within the ARLIS/NA’s organizational website.  Questions about the reviews, getting involved, or the general management of the publication may be directed to Hannah Bennett.

Gregory P. J. Most

President

Art Libraries Society of North America

Europeana iPad App!

An email message from Milena Popova, Senior Marketing Specialist at Europeana, to the open GLAM listserve this morning:

 

“Europeana has just launched its first free iPad app. ‘Europeana Open Culture’ introduces the public to hand-picked and beautiful collections from some of Europe’s top institutions, and allows people to explore, share and comment on them. Designed by Glimworm IT during a Europeana hackathon, the app provides an easy introduction to Europe’s glorious cultural treasury through five specially curated themes: Maps and Plans, Treasures of Art, Treasures of the Past, Treasures of Nature, and Images of the Past.

The 350,000 images available through the app are either in the public domain or are openly licensed which means they can be used for any purpose, like in a school project or a thesis, or in a presentation to your local history society, or on blogs, Wikipedia, or even commercially. What’s more, the app is built on the Muse open source platform developed by Glimworm IT. The code behind the app is available on GitHub repository and others can experiment with it and develop it as they choose (for instance, to create an Android version).

Download the app from iTunes and let use know about your comments or any further code developments at api@europeana.eu.”

Call for Applicants: Multimedia and Technology Reviews Co-Editor

This message is reposted from Hannah Bennett, ARLIS/NA’s Professional Resources Editor:

Dear Colleagues,

The ARLIS/NA Executive Board invites applications for a co-editor to join the small team responsible for ARLIS Multimedia & Technology Reviews. This new online publication will appear bi-monthly in alternation with ARLIS/NA Reviews.

 

ARLIS Multimedia & Technology Reviews is designed to provide insightful evaluations of projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology as they pertain to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship.  Subject areas may include films, performance videos, viral videos, video games, productivity software, mobile devices, social media applications, digital design collectives, research guides, databases and indexes, native online exhibitions, and much more.

The Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-Editor is appointed by the President for a two-year, renewable term. The incumbent works with the M&T editorial team, which in includes the Professional Resources Editor who also convenes the team and serves as liaison to the Communications and Publications Committee, as well as a third co-editor appointed by the ARLIS/NA Reference and Information Services Section.

This position shares responsibility with the other co-editors for all content posted to the reviews’ featured section on the ARLIS/NA website.  At the same time, this position will be involved in soliciting and selecting appropriate topics for review.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Identifies potential topics for review
  • Solicits reviewer participation from the ARLIS/NA membership and affiliate organizations
  • Assigns reviews to reviewers
  • Obtains visuals, if available, from the reviewed resources to serve as “cover art”
  • Edits reviews alongside the other editors
  • Formats all reviews and submits them in required format to the ARLIS/NA Web site editor; checks posted reviews and notifies the Web site editor if any changes are necessary

Members with proven editorial experience and deep interest or knowledge in arts research technologies and related forms of multimedia are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and résumé to Hannah Bennett by Friday, June 21, 2013. Any inquiries about the position may also be directed to me.

An evaluation subcommittee consisting of the Art Documentation Editor, ARLIS/NA Review Editors, the Professional Resources Editor and the Reference and Information Services Section co-editor will review applications. The subcommittee will make a recommendation to the ARLIS/NA Executive Board for appointment no later than July 15, 2013.

Cordially,

Hannah Bennett, Librarian

Multimedia and Technology Reviews Announcement

This message is reposted from ARLIS/NA President Gregory Most:

 

Dear Colleagues;

 

Over the last 50 years or so, arts librarianship and the disciplines it serves have become inconceivable without multimedia resources and ever-changing technologies. Today, websites, specialized software, mobile technologies, collaborative forums, films, and video games are just a few areas constituting one’s engagement with arts research.  As arts information specialists, we must remain attune to these technologies and resources as we develop new dimensions or spaces fostering arts research. Thus, I am pleased to announce a new category of reviews for ARLIS/NA, the Multimedia and Technology Reviews.

 

Developed in the same spirit of the ARLIS/NA Reviews, these reviews will target projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology as they pertain to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship. While assessing current products and projects, these reviews are also designed to engage the membership in a conversation about how technologies and multimedia are being or can be deployed within our profession and by our constituents. These reviews are designed to incorporate an element of experimentation by highlighting resources that take readership a bit by surprise and are not as likely to be covered in other library literature.

 

The publishing schedule will alternate with the bi-monthly schedule of the ARLIS/NA Reviews, with the first installment expected towards the end of the summer or early fall. These reviews will be overseen by a small editorial team convened by the Professional Resources Editor and will include a standing co-editor from the ARLIS Reference and Information Services Section, namely Emilee Mathews, section moderator, as well as a third editor to be chosen by a selection committee.  The editorial team and the new review category will, organizationally, fall within the Communications and Publications Committee’s purview.

 

If you are interested in serving on this editorial board, please stay tuned for a call for applicants to be distributed on ARLIS-L in the weeks to come.  As with the ARLIS/NA Reviews, reviewer participation from ARLIS/NA and its affiliates is key and the editorial team will be soliciting reviewer participation. In the mean time, if you have something in mind that would be perfect for this category of reviews, please pitch it to Hannah Bennett, Professional Resources Editor, while also directing any questions about this new category to her.

 

On behalf of the new ARLIS/NA Communications and Publications Committee,

 

Gregory Most

 

 

Gregory P. J. Most

President

Art Libraries Society of North America

Call for Agenda items

Hi RISSers!
I wanted to let you know that the Reference & Information Services Section is scheduled to meet Friday, April 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m in Conference Center 214. Please feel free to bring your lunch to munch on.
We’re excited to update you on major projects co-moderators Amy Ballmer and I have been working toward during this past year, talk about the conference and members’ contributions, and also to engender discussion on how best RISS can serve you. If you have something you’d like to add to the RISS meeting agenda, please contact me directly by Monday, April 16th.
Also, while scoping out the conference program, please keep in mind the session The Evolution of Art Reference and Instruction: Outreach, Overlay, Online, featuring RISS members Audrey Ferrie, Michael Wirtz, Kim Detterbeck, and Liv Valmestad.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all in Pasadena!
-Your RISS Moderator, Emilee Mathews