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Thursday, March 28 • 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Digital & Diverse Collections: Creation, Management, Development

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Art librarians and publishers are working independently and collaboratively to respond to the needs of 21st century students and scholars by adopting new approaches to deepening the diversity of research and pedagogical materials in collections with both content and format. Cultural institutions and publishers are combining their efforts to tailor born-digital resources to user-needs and build diversity into research materials and collections. In this session, professionals with various areas of expertise in museum and academic libraries and publishing will engage the audience in a dynamic discussion about what diversity means for research, collections, and resource development.

The interactive components of this session will include both a persona-building demo led by presenters and a role-playing exercise for audience members. In the persona demo, session leaders will take on the roles of concept designer, sales representative, and acquisitions librarian to enact a conversation about digital and diverse collection development. Modeling the perspectives of each of these professions, the presenters will help to establishing an understanding of the kinds of questions and considerations that might arise when acquiring a born-digital publication in an academic library and/or museum collection. In the role-playing exercise, audience members will work in groups to model the same process. The session will conclude with a conversational Q&A session in which audience members and presenters share their experiences and talk through any questions that emerge from participating in these exercises.

Learning Objectives
  • Learning how to discover and acquire born-digital publications.
  • Exploring diversity-focused collection development.
  • Understanding approaches to marketing and promoting collections.

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Jean Moylan

Archivist (Preservation), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Jean Moylan is a current National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) for Art Information resident at the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, where she is surveying, researching, and suggesting improvements to the institution-wide description, storage and preservation of digital audiovisual... Read More →

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Deborah Ultan

Art & Performing Arts Librarian, Curator of the Gorman Rare Art Books and Media Collection, Curator of the Performing Arts Archive, University of Minnesota Libraries
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Christina Peter

Head, Acquisitions, Frick Art Reference Library
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Tomas Rene

Digital Commissioning Editor, Bloomsbury
Tomas René is Digital Commissioning Editor, Visual and Performing Arts at Bloomsbury Publishing.

Thursday March 28, 2019 1:30pm - 2:50pm MDT
Grand America Hotel: Envoy (1st Floor) 555 Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111