Judith Herschman UCLA firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn Wayne UCB email@example.com
Ellen Corrigan UCSB firstname.lastname@example.org
Krista Ivy UCR email@example.com
Lynn Cunningham UCB firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Byrne UCB email@example.com
Maureen Burns UCI firstname.lastname@example.org
Corey Schulz Standford (UCPA) email@example.com
Jan Eklund UCB firstname.lastname@example.org
Leah Theis UCD email@example.com
Rosalie Lack CDL firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Steffen UCSB email@example.com
Jackie Spafford UCSB firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathleen Hardin UCSC email@example.com
David Ziegler UCLA firstname.lastname@example.org
Madelyn Millen UCR email@example.com
Maryly Snow UCB firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Lin UCM email@example.com
Susan Moon UCSB firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Goldstein UCD email@example.com
Lena Zentall CDL firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to CDL for the beautiful facilities and Maryly for the
ISRAC (Image Services Rollout Committee) Presentation - Emily & Maryly
UC Image Service Rollout not yet official but:
Many said they would like the java client installed on all library terminals but there are firewall and security issues that make the automatic updating of these clients as well as cross-collection searching problematic. Browser version needs a PID.
There is some confusion about the functionality differences between browser & java client versions that needs to be clarified.
Judith would like a link for each collection that leads to image service so that users can look for specific resources like SPIRO
Maureen encouraged all to help with the rollout
Rosalie - Collateral promotional materials will be distributed – possibly as bookmarks?
Judith - Reference libarians & sliders have different roles – Librarians help faculty find the resources & images and sliders help faculty use the images
Maureen – faculty need help about technical matters – standards, metadata, etc.
Emily – ISRAC committee exploring tools like Inscribe & Insight Personal Collections to see how they work to see if these might encourage faculty to use Insight content along with their own content.
Rollout of these tools will be phased and have not yet been prioritized. ISRAC committee will make recommendations.
There will be trial projects to develop guidelines for metadata standards, persistent access to materials, etc.
Maureen - Insight now supports direct download to PowerPoint on a PC.
Corey - Mac users can export files to Keynote, then open Keynote to export to PowerPoint.
Need to understand why & how personal collections are needed & used. It is lots of work for CDL to set up personal collections.
Video & audio components are needed. Need a sample in the Image database to show it’s possible to include these kinds of digital objects.
Plans for additional content:
(Need high-res mrSIDs or tiffs and metadata for free public collections)
· Maybe trade Insight keys at MIP installation to allow Corey’s Asian material to be viewable to UCB and and SPIRO available to Stanford? Cross-institutional sharing becoming a big thing. MDID users are now sharing collections.
Obstacles: Must download VPN and Java client to home computers to do this at home. Firewalls need to be turned off to search. For students, web browser is a good way to start, but all collections not available on the web (Spiro for example)
Judith- UCLA does not allow downloading on public terminals. Any way to email images? Answer is yes. Can export Insight images by attaching image as an email attachment.
Clients on public terminals may need to be altered – more
administrative overhead. Glen Worthey at
Stanford does this for Stanford. Kathryn
Wayne and a few others do this for ARTStor on the
· Calisphere – Online material from the OAC & Bancroft finding aids Catalog of interesting content sites from 10 campuses made by LII. All sites cataloged with LCSH headings. Calisphere site could be cataloged into MELVYL.
· Insight dedicated to creating a web version that does as much as the Java client – java client will be phased out.
Maureen: Any way some content can be made public in Insight? Mutiple levels of permission possible?
Recommend to patrons Infomine and InternetScout for finding additional resources.
Rosalie - IT people need to be more involved. Outreach to those groups important. Training needs to include librarians, VR & IT people all at the same time.
David G: Should ISRAC be promoting the presentation part or just the search and retrieval aspect?
Maryly: Librarians use Insight as a discovery tool & IT for training, with some cross-over
Maureen: Need to show faculty ALL presentation tools –Insight, Artstor, MDID, etc.
JS: Maybe they need something simpler? Picasa, Flickr, maybe modules for different purposes?
Rosalie: Maybe different rollouts to different user groups? Java client to undergrads & grads, browser version to faculty first?
Corey: Insight presentation tool useless because you need a live connection. Offline presentation needs to be downloaded.
CDL team: Laine Farley, Laine Cameron, Rosalie Lack – public content manager – ISRAC rep
simplified collections sharing
· drag & drop between institutional collections
· Insight 6.0 web-based front end with java core functionality – end of 2006?
· Amazoogle – people want ease of use - Amazon plus Google
· 140,000 images in Cartography Associates Image Gallery for licensing
· Bettman Archives – 10,000 images
· Cartography Associates goal is 1million images by the end of 2005.
Emily: there is a common desire to have one-stop shopping
XML gateway - metadata into MARC XML now maybe VRA Core, Mets, etc. later?
Confusion over presentation tool: Must now save the group in order to to save a presentation.
CDWA mapping is unsatisfactory now – need more choice
David G.: Hates Insight search function. There will be improvements in version 6.0?
Insight needs something like a a search history
There needs to be a single channel to send feedback to Luna.
Summer Educational Institute (SEI) is a joint ARLIS/VRA project
Most participants new to the field - about half librarian half Visual Resources people, fewer from museum & archive community
Next year SEI will be in
There is talk about a more advanced level for professionals already in the field
Karen Whalen (
Trudy Levy - database design
Ann Whiteside & Margaret Webster -Data Elements
Ann & Margaret – CCO
Madelyn Wessel (Special Advisor to UVA University Librarian) - copyright
Tina Updike – Digital transition
Demos & discussions
Lee Sorenson (Duke Library) – VR & the Library
Mary Wasserman (Phildelphia Museum of Art) – VR & museums
Howard Brainen– Digital copystand & workflow
Trudy Levy & Howard Brainen – digital image management
Trudy Levy – DAMS
Trudy Jacoby & Maureen – demostrated Insight , Artstor & Almagest
Partnerships need to be formed between VR, Librarians, & IT to advise faculty & students about building digital collections.
Maureen’s faculty member who is storing her Japanese photos on the Library server brings up questions of ownership. Does the library own them? The contributor? Her metadata is being contributed from colleagues. Sparse metadata makes if difficult to METSIFY.
What is the purpose of the CDL Preservation Repository? Rosalie will find out and send to sliders.
Almagest demo – Leah Theis & Dan Goldstein
Almagest is open source software for image
presentation. Could be made part of the
LectureBuilder allows searching for images, and drag & drop lecture presentation tool using single or split-screen presentation. Can also do double projection if the laptop contains an appropriate video card.
Right now you cannot change screen config from page to page - i.e. 2 slides, then 1 slide, then 3, etc.
The crop feature not drag & click. Have to enter numbers from a grid.
Corey demo of ARTStor
See vrc.stanford.edu – reports & manuals developed for patrons there
JSC recommendations for additional content from Sliders:
Old LUCI from MIP server to CDL
AICT - Art Images for College Teaching (Alan Kohl)
Corey’s Asian Material (Already in Insight)
UCSD Images in Artstor
Carnegie American Art set at
Scholar’s Resource (new Saskia)
Media for the Arts – India & Ancient Near Eastern MAterial
Art on File – Public Art
RLG Cultural Materials
CanyonLight Images (museums in
Bookers JSC recommendations for additional content:
Avery Index, BHA, Design & Applied Arts Index (DAAI) from CSA
ArtNet.com (auction prices in licensed products)
Next meeting: VRA & ARLIS conferences
Corey showed his Asian material recently added to Insight at