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It's librarianship, Jim, but not as we know it

'Taking the Plunge' : Art Librarianship as a Career Option, National Gallery London, 27 April 2013
by Amy Robinson on 30 July 2013

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Transcript of It's librarianship, Jim, but not as we know it

Amy Robinson
University for
the Creative Arts (UCA)
Video interviews
Video tutorials

arobinson@ucreative.ac.uk

zandrarhodesarchive.wordpress.com
zandrarhodes.ucreative.ac.uk
vads.ac.uk
Contact
It's librarianship,
Jim, but not as we know it

career journey
current job
recent project
top tips

today I will cover my...
my journey...
BA Art History & English Literature (1999-02)
UEA, Norwich
photo by 1gl; under creative commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/1gl/2711898158/
spoon from the sainsbury centre for visual arts, uea, norwich
http://www.vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=454
photo by martin; under creative commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/martinrp/337669150/
Graduate Traineeship (2002-3)
Courtauld Institute of Art Book Library
Photo by Ewan-M; under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/55935853@N00/3749638703/
Photo by VVBAD; under Creative Commons: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vvbad/3235553727/
MA Library & Information Studies - (2003-4)
University College London
Acquisitions Librarian (2004-5)
Tate Gallery Library & Archive
Information Management Officer (2006-8)
Collections Manager (2008-13)
VADS, University for the Creative Arts
photo by morebyless: http://www.flickr.com/photos/morebyless/4106407951/
manage projects

undertake research

add new image collections

my job at vads so far...
http://vads.ac.uk - over 120,000 images
research centre
within library & student services dept
(e.g. visual plagiarism, image aggregation)
(e.g. zandra rhodes, look-here)
(too many to count!)
what is vads?
case study:
zandra rhodes digital study collection project

spoon from the sainsbury centre for visual arts, uea, norwich
http://www.vads.ac.uk/large.php?uid=454
1. traditional library skills

2. technology

3. subject specialism

4. project management
skills and knowledge
traditional library skills
technology
subject specialism
project management
project launch event
my top tips
Meridian Tonight, 9 July 2012
Temporary roles as a “foot in the door”
Small institutions, big opportunities
Self-teach
Be more than the 9-5 (e.g. today!)
Thick skin
The future
It's librarianship, Jim, but not as we know it
Styling of garments

Subject research

Video interviews with Zandra Rhodes

Visual branding and design
Digitisation best practice

HTML/CSS

MySQL

Photoshop/Illustrator
Metadata standards / vocabularies / mappings

Responding to user needs

Legal framework e.g. copyright
http://zandrarhodes.ucreative.ac.uk
UCA website,
26 March 2013
Planning

Collaborating

Time management

Budget management

Risk management

Reporting
Zandra Rhodes with UCA Fashion Design students
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