Throwing the Cat among the Pigeons: Keeping Visual Resources Positions Viable through the Digital Transition  

Visual Resources Association 26th Annual Conference, San Diego, California, March 14, 2008

Organizer: Sheryl Frisch, California Polytechnic State University
Moderator: Karen Kessel, Sonoma State University


This session addresses the challenge of adapting our careers to the new skill sets necessary in the digital age. We will describe the different ways that the introduction of ARTstor, the digitization of our collections, and the ease of finding images on the Web has impacted the visual resources positions in the California State University system. We will solicit input from curators at other institutions who have successfully made this transition and compare notes. Speakers include a representative from ARTstor, a software vendor who will address database issues, and a museum educator, as well as CSU VR professionals.


2008 Survey of Current Practices for California State University Visual Resources Specialists: Survey result and discussion
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Malka Helfman, California State University

Moving the Cats - A Response
Sheryl Frisch, California Polytechnic State University