Visual Resources Update January 2021
At the request of the VRC Committee (which met at the beginning of December), Visual Resources will provide a monthly email describing new and
ongoing work, this being the first.
If you are interested in utilizing the Image Viewer for your course in Canvas in the spring, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can set that up for you. There are many options for how the images are put together in the viewer, and you are welcome to use your own photographs.
OTHER VR PROJECTS:
The VR held a successful copyright workshop for graduate students on Nov. 6 which featured presentations by VR staff, Hannah Yohalem (Ed. for ARTMargins), Lucy Partman and Wes Markham from PU General Counsel.
Faculty publication permissions: we now have two forms, one for general inquires (geared towards graduate students) and one for faculty on our website.
For those feeling adventurous, here’s a video tutorial (in our Sharepoint sub-site) of a little work-around that may help you obtain larger images online. You may have seen this in the department meeting.
The existing Antioch website spurred the identification of a collection of Antioch sherds at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, something no one knew! We knew Harvard had some sherds, and Cornell, but this teaching collection was a mystery to them. This discovery shows how getting the information out there can have a very meaningful impact both for the holding repository and for us because their collection contains material from sector 17-O, the focus of the first volume of the new Antiochene Series to be published by Brepols.
2020 was a busy year for publication requests of department archival holdings, as usual the most popular collection is the Sinai expedition photographs and the rest of the Weitzmann archive.
Interesting projects, new resources:
A Digital Project Handbook: from the Wired! Lab (Digital Art History &
Visual Culture) at Duke
12 Sunsets: Exploring Ed Ruscha’s Archive.
Explore Sunset Boulevard throughout 60 years as photographed by LA
photographer Ed Ruscha and archived by the Getty
Made possible with IIIF
Tropy for Graduate Students webinar
How to use the open source image management platform on your