NEASIS&T and the Student chapter of ASIS&T at GSLIS are offering a program at Simmons’ Boston campus on March 9th which will provide an introduction to Content Management Systems. In the morning, several speakers will provide an introduction to various content management systems along with descriptions of projects using these systems. Then, in the afternoon there will be an optional second portion of the event with a hands-on workshop about using WordPress. The morning sessions are free for Simmons GSLIS students. There are also a few free spots available in the afternoon session for Simmons GSLIS students, so register early if you are interested! More information is available on the NEASIS&T website.
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There are some interesting new events and resources available for students interested in arts and visual resources librarianship.
First, tomorrow (provided it is not postponed due to the weather), Simmons will be screening Exit Through the Gift Shop, the film about the street artist Banksy, and will also be hosting a panel discussion with several local artists and others involved in the arts in and around Boston. More information is available on the Simmons Events website.
Then, on February 15, 2011 at 6:30 Simmons GSLIS will host a panel discussion with Boston area curators of contemporary art. The discussion will focus on the information seeking needs and behaviors specific to contemporary art. How do libraries support the process? What improvements could be made to support contemporary research? How can contemporary curators work with librarians to build excellent collections, particularly in tough economic times? The panel will involve several local curators and should provide an interesting insight into how libraries and librarians can support their work. In addition to GSLIS students interested in art librarianship, the event is also open to New England area art librarians and museum professionals.
In addition to these local events, there are two new noteworthy online resources of interest to those interested in art and visual resource libraries. First, Google has launched the Art Project. This new resource allows users to explore and experience art and museums from around the world including from the Tate Britain and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Users can zoom in on individual pieces and navigate through whole rooms as well.
Additionally, as highlighted on ArLiSNAP’s blog, the blog Just An Art Librarian provides insight into the day-in-a-life activities of a museum librarian. If that is a field that interests you, its definitely worth checking out!
Panopticon, the art librarianship and visual resources interest group, is helping the GSLIS Technology Lab to organize a fall semester show in the lab. We want to provide GSLIS affiliates (students, staff, faculty) with a space to show their art, and we hope this will benefit the community by making the lab a more engaging space.
There is not as yet a particular theme for the show. We would prefer pieces that are ready to hang and we are open to a variety of formats. We hope this will be the first in a series of shows.
Photos, comics, needlework, paintings…if we can hang it we’d like to see it. Send .jpgs to Sarah Burke or Susan Skoog (email@example.com), or put hard copies of your work in Sarah’s folder in the GSLIS student lounge.
We hope to hear from you!
Sarah & Susan
Have you checked out Vufind? I did in my attempt to finish my paper this morning. So far I am finding it a bit helpful. This is a new library resource portal designed to enable users to search the library’s resources replacing the library’s OPAC. It combines the following areas.
Locally Cached Journals
Digital Library Items
Other Library Collections and Resources
I tested it and realized that it was a resource that was potentially helpfu.l I just wished that I had seen it a lot earlier. I would have had more time to test it.
For those of you interested in the history of photography: YouTube has a 10 minute video clip about the restoration of the home of Nicephore Niepce – it is very interesting and worth watching. The link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAcTHpuqQIs