ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

Month: July 2015

Digital Humanities for Art Historians Mini-Workshop Resources

The following resources were compiled by Sarah Osborne Bender to support the Digital Humanities for Art Historians Mini-Workshop held at the ARLIS/NA Mid-Atlantic Summer Meeting, July 24, 2015, in Norfolk, Virginia.

How to keep up with developments in DH:

How to engage with DH initiatives local to our chapter:

Tools for teaching:

Tools for research:

Examples:

Two accessible data tools:

A few words about cleaning or “tidying” your data:
When working with structured data, having clean or “tidy” data can make a big difference. Hadley Wickham’s article Tidy Data is an excellent introduction if you’re working with data in spreadsheets, especially surveys or values. You can also drop your spreadsheet into Open Refine. This extremely powerful tool is good for resolving erroneous variations in data, and many other things. Thomas Padilla, Digital Scholarship Librarian at Michigan State created an excellent guide to getting started in Open Refine.

Where can you get data to experiment with?
You can get unstructured data, full text of articles or correspondence for example, from sites like Project Guttenberg, Hathi Trust, even JSTOR, or places like the Archives of American Art that have full texts of things like oral histories.

More institutions are opening up their collection data all the time. Just last week, MOMA released its collection data on Github, joining the Tate and the Cooper Hewitt.

Paid Fall 2015 Archives Internship at Glenstone

The Glenstone Museum Archives is now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 Project Archivist Intern.

Description

The Project Archivist Intern will be responsible for processing Glenstone’s backlog of analog and digital architectural records. Position responsibilities will include:

  • Identification of unique records, removing duplications
  • Creation of processing plan
  • Appraisal of records for long-term preservation
  • Arrange, describe, catalog, and house analog records
  • Organize digital architectural records
  • Answer reference questions from staff
  • Develop project reporting system
  • Other duties as assigned

Compensation

This is a part-time, temporary position of up to 24 hours per week, to be completed during the Fall 2015 semester. The rate of pay is $15 per hour stipend and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references electronically through our Glenstone Jobs Portal. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 21, 2015.

Paid Fall 2015 Library Internship at Glenstone

The Glenstone Museum Library is now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 Library Collections Internship.

Description
The Library Collections Intern will be responsible for standardizing legacy library records in the art museum library’s new CMS database, CollectiveAccess. Position responsibilities will include:

  • Checking existent library records for accuracy
  • Adding Library of Congress Subject Headings, Getty vocabularies, call numbers, and images to library records
  • Creating intellectual relationships between library, artwork, and archival records
  • Applying call number labels and barcodes to library items
  • Shifting, shelving, and relocating materials as needed
  • Responding to reference requests from museum staff

Compensation
This is a part-time, temporary position of up to 30 hours per week, to be completed during the Fall 2015 semester. The rate of pay is $15 per hour stipend and/or academic credit in line with graduate school requirements.

Application Process
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references electronically through our Glenstone Jobs Portal. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 31, 2015.