ARLIS/NA's Visual Resources Division (VRD) is composed of members who are engaged in the acquisition, cataloging, curation, preservation, discovery, and circulation of visual content in analog and digital formats.
As a division of the Society, special attention is focused on connecting with affinity organizations engaged in developing and supporting standards and best practices for dealing with images, metadata, digital asset management, collection development, preservation of at-risk collections, and staffing.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Represents visual resources to the Executive Board of ARLIS/NA and formulates positions on specific visual resources issues;
- VRD Moderator serves as official liaison to the VRA, to strengthen the relationship between ARLIS/NA and VRA by
- encouraging joint ARLIS/NA and VRA chapter meetings;
- generating proposals for sessions and workshops at ARLIS/NA conferences of interest to members in visual resources;
- reviewing VRA conference proposals for VRD sponsorship (sponsor 3-5 proposals per conference);
- participating in joint VRA and ARLIS/NA projects (e.g. Lantern Slide Project);
- act as a liaison with the Summer Educational Institute (SEI);
- monitor and support the development of standards in visual resources;
- VRD Moderator reports to the ARLIS/NA Vice President, President-Elect
- Submits one annual report every Spring to ARLIS/NA
- Submits one post-conference report on the VRD meeting held at the annual conference
- Committee member of the Implementation Team for the joint ARLIS/NA-VRA Summer Educational Institute
- Recruits VRD Moderator Elect
- Reports news, articles, and information pertinent to the group; writes ARLIS/NA Update column 3-4 times per year.
- Takes VRD meeting minutes.
- Past moderators
- Past ARLIS/NA conference sessions sponsored by VRD
- History of visual resources collections @ Wikipedia.org
- People Who Made Visual Resources History:
- Pictures from the Past (1908-1950)
- Members' Online Image Catalogs, Databases and Research Sites
- Online Resources, Thesauri and Lists
- The Visual Resources Association