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Wednesday, March 9 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Scope Drift: New Roles and Responsibilities in Visual Resources

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Scope Drift: New Roles and Responsibilities in Visual Resources
In project management, “scope drift” or “scope creep” refers to a continuous expansion of the scope of a project; in this session we will explore the same phenomenon within the VR profession as a mechanism for innovation and collaboration. This session will celebrate the opportunities created by scope drift and focus on a few successful instances drawn from VR professionals in ARLIS/NA and VRA. In doing so, the session will encourage VR professionals to think proactively about avenues for contribution beyond the traditional scope of their positions while prompting non-VR attendees to reconsider the roles of their VR peers and think more openly about natural sites for collaboration.  Examples of scope drift in VR include new and challenging media formats, participation in open access initiatives, teaching, repository development and management, alternative formats for print-disabilities, data management, and specialized labs dealing with things like GIS and 3D printing, scanning, and design.  The joint conference is the ideal environment in which to call attention to the changing reality of the VR  profession and to call attention to especially successful changes and collaborations that have been driven by scope drift. In this era of “hack your library school” specialization and interdisciplinary collaboration, scope drift can be regarded as a propulsive force by which to carve out niche roles and do meaningful work. Endorsed by Education Committee (VRA) and the Visual Resources Division (ARLIS/NA).

Moderator
Hannah Marie Marshall, Metadata Librarian for Image Collections, Cornell University

Speakers
Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design
Brian Shelburne, Image Collection Library Head, UMass Amherst
Victoria Sigurdson, Head of Visual Resources & Special Collections, OCAD University
Annie Sollinger, Digital Image Metadata Librarian, UMass Amherst
Kate Thornhill, Repository Community Librarian, Oregon Health and Science University

Endorsed by the Education Committee (VRA)

 

Moderators
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Hannah Marie Marshall

Metadata Librarian for Image Collections, Cornell University

Speakers
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Mark Pompelia

Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design
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Brian Shelburne

UMass Amherst
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Victoria Sigurdson

Head, Visual Resources & Special Collections, OCAD University Library
OCAD University
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Annie Sollinger

Digital Scholarship and Art History Librarian, The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Wednesday March 9, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Grand Crescent Room The Seattle Westin 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101

Attendees (71)