Collaboration and Aggregation:  Challenges and Opportunities with Unified Access  

Visual Resources Association 26th Annual Conference, San Diego, California, March 16, 2008

Organizers: Jodie Walz, University of Minnesota and Trish Rose-Sandler, University of California, San Diego

Moderator: Trish Rose-Sandler, University of California, San Diego


The desire to aggregate digital content into single repositories or portals has provided increased opportunities for working across organizational boundaries.  Opportunities also present new challenges as organizations have different needs and expectations related to the building of such services.  This session will provide perspectives from both the content provider and content aggregator illustrating the myriad of decisions and agreements related to digital projects.  Speakers will address challenges across a wide range of issues including:  organizing diverse groups, communication across disciplines, metadata requirements for local and shared environments, copyright, project management, and collection representation.


Building UC Shared Images: Moving a demonstration into a sustainable service
Lena Zentall, California Digital Library