The ASIST History Fund awards include a research grant and an essay award, both focused around the history of information science and technoloy. (If you have technology-related art history work sitting around like I do, this might be a good time to polish it up.)
The ASIS&T History Fund Research Award
This award will be for a maximum of $2,000 and will be awarded for the best research proposal submitted by June 20, 2015. All topics relevant to the history of information science and technology may be proposed. The proposal should include: the central topic or question to be researched and an extended abstract, qualifications of the researcher (brief vita should be included), a budget and how the funds will be expended. All funds must be expended by June 30, 2016. Submit proposal to http://www.softconf.com/asist2/History/
The ASIS&T History Fund Best Paper Award
This award will be for a maximum of $500 and will be awarded for the best paper submitted by June 20, 2015. All topics relevant to the history of information science and technology will be considered. The paper may have been previously published or submitted to a journal. The paper should not exceed 30 pages double-spaced, including notes and references, using APA Style Manual. Nominations or self-nominations can be made from anywhere. Submit paper to http://www.softconf.com/asist2/History/
CFP: Smithsonian Archives of American Art Symposium on Mixed-media Archives and Contemporary Art HistoryPosted: December 29, 2014
The Archives of American Art announces an upcoming symposium, “The Multi-Media Archive: Stewardship and Use of Audiovisual Media Documenting Contemporary Art History,” to be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, in Washington D.C., on Friday, March 27.
This symposium is a culminating event for the Archives of American Art’s 3-year project Uncovering Hidden Audiovisual Media Documenting Postmodern Art. The project collections document a period of contemporary American art when ephemeral and dynamic new art forms and means for documenting art were emerging in art communities and spaces across the country. The audiovisual materials in these collections are rare archival resources that uniquely document this recent art history, but gaps in archival standards and best practices for documenting audiovisual media found in archival repositories have often left this material hidden and unavailable to Archives users.
The symposium will bring together the two sides of the archival repository’s community — archivists and people who use archives — to consider the complexities and possibilities of audiovisual recordings that form part of the archival record of contemporary American art history.
We seek proposals for participation in two roundtable discussions:
- an archivists’ roundtable, discussing strategies for providing access to mixed-media archival collections
- a researchers’ roundtable, featuring voices from a variety of disciplines – art or cultural history, fine art, journalism, conservation, or higher education, to name a few possibilities – on the significance of historical sound, video, and film to their work
Roundtable participants will present brief remarks individually to introduce their work and thinking on this subject, to be followed by a moderated discussion. How do the keepers of mixed-media archives ensure their obsolete audiovisual recordings are discoverable and accessible to those who want to use them? What is the potential impact of reliable access to these unique archival sound recordings and moving images for researchers?
The roundtables will be followed by a reception and a special screening of film and video works discovered in the project collections.
More details of the event will be announced on a forthcoming symposium website. See theproject website for more information about the Archives’ “Hidden Collections” project, including descriptions of project collections. A small stipend and travel reimbursement is available for accepted speakers.
Please send a proposal relating this subject matter to your own work in an abstract no longer than 250 words to AAAsymposium@si.edu. The deadline for submissions is January 23, 2015. Questions can be sent via e-mail to project archivist Megan McShea email@example.com.
This symposium is generously funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Hidden Collections” grant program.
I feel compelled to share this one with you, even though it’s relatively niche for ArLiSNAP’s readership: Canadian full-time students with something to say about archival challenges and opportunities are welcome to apply. I was on this panel last year in Victoria and it was a brilliant experience with two talented students, and the Foundation grant was very generous. The deadline for 2015 applications is January 12th, and you can find the call here:
Proposals are now being accepted for the annual student session. All full-time students who are
presently enrolled in, or will graduate from, a Canadian Masters program in archival studies in
the 2014-2015 academic year are eligible to apply. The Program Team will select three papers
(15 to 20 minutes in length), each by a student from a different institution.
Thanks to the Association of Canadian Archivists Foundation (ACAF), those selected participants
who do not have full-time employment will receive a bursary (administered through their
school), which covers the cost of the registration fees as well as some assistance for their travel
and accommodation expenses.
We are very excited about the plans coming together for this event, and look forward to seeing your proposals! Have a look at the requirements here.
Here are a few of the reasons why you should get in on this fabulous opportunity:
Don’t delay, submit today!
In case you need more persuading:
ArLiSNAP and VREPS (Visual Resources Emerging Professionals and Students) are joining forces to host a virtual conference this winter! The conference is titled Visualizing the Future: New Perspectives in Art Librarianship, and will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, January 17th, 2015. This is an excellent opportunity for those who cannot be physically present at our annual conferences.
We are looking for students and new professionals with an interest in art librarianship or visual resources management to present their work. Have you been working on a project using technology in a new way? Do you have thoughts to share on topics such as metadata and visual resources, copyright and the arts, or visual literacy? Would you like to share your work with the ARLIS and VRA communities? Submit your proposal, and add your voice to our discussion on the future of the field!
Other sessions in this event will include:
- A roundtable of new professionals, who will share advice about starting out in your career. The speakers will answer questions about their work, as well as their thoughts on the best ways to gain experience and job hunt in this field.
- A panel on initiatives in art archiving, where speakers working on documentation and preservation will discuss their work, and suggest ways for students to get involved.
- A keynote speech from art librarian Elizabeth Lane, who will discuss her current work and her thoughts on the future of the profession.
- Presenters must be MLIS students or new professionals with fewer than five years of experience in the field.
- Presentations will be between ten and fifteen minutes in length.
- Ideally, presenters will be available for a live presentation and brief Q&A session on the afternoon of Saturday, January 17th, 2015. However, pre-recording the presentation prior to the event may also be possible.
Submit your proposal via this link by Saturday, November 15th.
If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to contact Ellen Tisdale, ArLiSNAP Co-Moderator, at ellen.j.tisdale [at] gmail [dot] com.
The 2015 Gerd Muehsam Award
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) sponsors the annual Gerd Muehsam Award, recognizing excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. ARLIS/NA established the award to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.
• Graduate students must have created the project or written the paper during the preceding 18 months while enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a post-graduate library school program in art history or a related discipline
• The paper or project must be in conjunction with a course assignment
• One submission is allowed per person or group
• Papers: The paper must be 10-25 pages, typed, double-spaced on single sides of 8.5 x 11 inch paper. The paper must include an abstract of 250 words. The title page must include a paper title, the name of the entrant and the institution attended, the name of the faculty member for whom it was written, and the course title. Applicant name and information should appear only on the title page. The bibliography and footnotes should follow an accepted format, such as the Chicago Manual of Style or The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. For group projects, all participant names and assigned roles should be included on the title page. In addition, authors must inform the committee chair if their contribution has been published previously or is being considered for publication.
• Internet projects: If an Internet project, a 250-word summary of the project, its URL, the name of the institution and course for which it was created, and the name of the faculty member assigning the project must be included. It must also be accessible to all of the committee members for review.
• All applicants must include their mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers with their applications.
• Papers and projects will be judged on their relevance to art librarianship or visual curatorship, depth of research and scholarship, quality of organization, appropriate use of terminology, style and readability, and originality of thought or observation.
• Entries must be postmarked or emailed by 5:00 P.M., PST, on Friday, December 5, 2014. They will not be returned. All applicants should receive notification of the results by February 15, 2015.
Please Address and Mail or Email Entries To:
Alan Michelson, Chair, Gerd Muehsam Award Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Head, Built Environments Library, University of Washington Libraries.
Poster Proposals for ARLIS/NA 2015: Deadline Approaching
Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 17, 2014
The Fort Worth Conference Program Committee encourages fellow librarians, visual and media resource specialists, archivists, curators, museum professionals, educators, artists, designers, architects, historians, researchers, practitioners, students, and others across the horizon to submit pioneering ideas in a poster format. The many worthy proposers of papers and sessions which could not be accommodated in the conference program are encouraged to consider adapting their proposals to a poster format.
To quote from the 2014 Conference Poster Guidelines, “A poster consists of a visual display accompanied by pertinent handouts. . . . The visual poster display can take any form or look, provided it is confined to the 30” x 42” area. Creating the opportunity for conversation is the main goal of the poster session . . .”
Poster Session Coordinator Craig Bunch will be happy to answer all of your questions—or direct you to someone who can. Successful applicants will be notified in early November.
Please submit your application by completing the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/arlisposter
ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Seeks Authors
ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews Co-editors are seeking volunteers to author reviews for the December 2014 issue of the Society’s newest online publication. ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews connects readers with new technologies and the multimedia landscape. Reviews will target projects, products, events, and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology related to arts scholarship, research, and librarianship.
To volunteer, choose your review topic from the list provided in the review form by Friday, October 17, 2014.
Contributing to ARLIS/NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, learn about interesting new resources, and help shape the publication. Please feel free to read the complete review guidelines and direct comments and questions about the reviews to email@example.com.