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Tuesday, March 27 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Session: Content Management with MDID and Other Integrated Systems

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  • Andreas Knab, Owner, vrcHost LLC

  • Joseph Anderson, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Lesley Chapman, Visual Resources Curator, Colgate University
  • Jana Duda, Technology Resources Manager, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Eleanor Gatewood, Visual Resource Collection Tech, Kendall College of Art and Design
  • Meghan Rubenstein, Curator of Visual Resources, Colorado College

This session will present case studies on the use of MDID with local collections and its integration with other systems.

Joseph Anderson: In our presentation, we will discuss the development of SPARC Digital, a site integrating our MDID3 instance with the Omeka platform. This new site makes uses of various features of each respective platform to showcase our collections to new audiences in novel ways.

Lesley Chapman: At Colgate we use MDID not only for our collections of teaching images, but also to manage departmental and faculty resources in various sub-collections. The well-established sub-collections include a selection of images from exhibitions in our departmental gallery and multiple research image collections scanned from the personal slides of individual faculty.

Eleanor Gatewood: Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) began using MDID in 2007 for its now 25,000 digital image collection of art history images for teaching purposes. Over the past 10 years, KCAD has broadened the scope of MDID, and moved outside the Art History program, by using the database as a repository of student work for assessment and accreditation purposes. KCAD also has created collections in MDID which document gallery exhibitions, as well as specialized collections showcasing the Kendall Furniture collection, and David Wolcott Kendall archives. The multifaceted usability of MDID allows for unlimited specialized collections and KCAD will continue to push the boundaries of its digital image database.

Meghan Rubenstein: In the Art Department at Colorado College we are testing ways to expand the use of MDID both in and out of the classroom. Our initial focus has been creating sub-collections to help facilitate student research. We have also begun using MDID to archive student, faculty, and alumni work along with departmental activities, such as exhibitions, course demonstrations, field trips, and events.

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Tuesday March 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
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