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ACRL e-Learning Webcast – Digital Futures: New Directions in Art Librarianship (5/21)

Join ACRL for the e-Learning webcast, “Digital Futures: New Directions in Art Librarianship,” on Wednesday, May 21 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central).

Digital Humanities, Scholarly Publishing, Open Access, Born Digital Content, the Future of the Book: Each of these topics has vast ramifications on how libraries collect, maintain, and make available information. But how do these themes impact the subject or discipline-specific library? This webcast will focus on how art libraries are responding to the transition to digital scholarly publishing and born-digital content in ways that are important to the broader scholarly community. During this live, interactive webcast, examine the following themes:

1: The Leading Edge: art and the digital humanities  
2: The Bleeding Edge: archiving born-digital art content  
3: The Trailing Edge: challenges of e-publishing in the arts    

Presenters will illustrate how initiatives that are taking place in academic and museum art research institutions are not only innovative but can provide leadership and momentum for librarians in any field. This webcast is co-sponsored by the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), in coordination with its Professional Development Committee.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The learner will observe how art libraries are working with digital humanities and born digital content and contributing to future developments in libraries.
  • The learner will connect trends in art and subject specialized libraries to work in their own area or subject specific library.
  • The learner will engage with specific projects that are considered by ARLIS/NA to be on the cutting edge.

Presenter(s): Greg Albers, Digital Publications Manager, Getty Publications; Carole Ann Fabian, Director Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University; Deborah Kempe, Chief, Collections Management & Access Frick Art Reference Library of The Frick Collection; Moderator Claire Gunning, Art and Architecture Librarian, Cooper Union Library

Registration materials and details on the webcast are available on the ACRL e-Learning website, and group registration and other discounts are available. Contact mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.