Metadata and Management of Cultural Heritage Digital Media: From Fundamentals to Future Trends (2020) | Part 3

Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Visual Resources Association Foundation REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED A three-part online workshop hosted by the Visual Resources Association Foundation. Aug. 31, Sept. 2, and Sept. 4, 2020, 3 PM – 4:45 PM EDT Instructor: Shyam Oberoi WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This three-part workshop will provide you with the background and tools to effectively organize, catalogue, and distribute your institution’s digital assets by introducing you to the core concepts of managing digital content. Participants will receive an overview of metadata standards, as well as how to manage, share, and publish digital content. Topics covered will include: Best practices for metadata cataloging,…

Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Fall 2020 Professional Development Grant | Call for Applications

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the VRAF Professional Development Grant program. This program offers two $1000 grants yearly. This grant can be used to support conference participation, enroll in a workshop, for an online education opportunity, or for research activities. For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, September 18, 2020, 11:59PM Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, and to submit your application here: https://forms.gle/FwcG5Ws4JCxwWtGo6 or please contact the VRAF Board of Directors at vrafoundation@gmail.com. The recipient of the 2020 VRAF Professional Development grant will…

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VRA Foundation Announces 2020-2021 Internship Award Recipient

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Board of Directors announces the 2020-2021 VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This award was generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Miriam Sappington, of Kailua, Hawaii, is the recipient of the VRA Foundation’s Internship Award. She will receive $3,000 to work a minimum of 200 hours in the Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Miriam’s work will focus on creating an online catalogue raisonne of Juliette May Fraser, a talented and influential artist in Hawai’i during the early 20th century. Prints and photographs from the artist will be scanned and linked to appropriate…

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Reminder call for applications: Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award, 2020-2021 Due July 24

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the eighth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association. Candidates should apply after developing a project with…

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Call for applications: Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award, 2020-2021

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the eighth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association. Candidates should apply after developing a project with…

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Joint VRA and VRAF (VRA Foundation) Solidarity Statement

The VRA and VRAF condemn all violence, and acts of racism, including police brutality, against Black people, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). Unacknowledged structural, institutionalized, and legislated racism can no longer be tolerated. Our Black colleagues, their lives, their work, and their sense of belonging to this community matter.As a members’ organization (VRA) and a foundation (VRAF), we strive to create an inclusive community that values and encourages diversity in its membership and work. Our mission is not only to promote knowledge sharing, skill development, and best practices, but also to foster open, inclusive communication; to offer a supportive community; and to advocate for all people…

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VRA Foundation (VRAF) Regional Workshop | Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media | Part II

This Regional Workshop has been postponed from March 13, 2020 to June 5, 2020 and June 12, 2020 If you ARE able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th and Friday, June 12th– you don’t have to do anything! Your registration is good for that day and we look forward to seeing you then. If you are NOT able to attend the rescheduled workshop on Friday, June 5th and Friday, June 12th– please email bwodnick@princeton.edu or vraf.rwit@gmail.com. The deadline to receive a full refund is Friday, May 26th. Hosted by Occidental College Library / Center for Digital Liberal Arts Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress…