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Arlis/ANZ 2016 Conference: Travel Awards Announcement

It is with great pleasure that the 2016 ARLIS/ANZ Conference Committee announce that the ARLIS/ANZ Travel Awards of A$500 each have been awarded as follows:

 Caroline McBride, Auckland Art Gallery

Catherine Kerrigan, Adelaide Central School of Art

Leena Riethmuller (Student/Young Graduate Award) from the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library, Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservation of Music, University of Melbourne.

 Thanks to all those who applied.

2016 Arlis/ANZ Conference Committee

 
A subscription history is now available for our members The tab is located underneath the FOR MEMBERS area, and is only accessible when logged in. Please note that the history only goes back to 2014/15 membership, as that is when the website was migrated over to the new platform.
 

Steven Miller

Compactus shelf dividers

Following on from my post about the compactus units I thought I would also note that the Art Gallery of NSW library has a number of new boxes of compactus shelf dividers for those that might need them. See accompanying photograph.

 

Steven Miller

Compactuses available at a very reasonable price

The National Music Library at 1 Oxford Street are moving premises. They have some old compactuses (still in good working order) that are available for purchases at very good prices. Here are the details:

 

“Matthew”

6 double-faced mobile units + 2 single-faced fixed plinths

2 bays per face @ 900/900mm

Compactus dimensions = 6600mm (L) x 1950mm (W) x 2400 (H)

Shelf dimensions = 900mm (W) x 375mm (D), adjustable

Current storage capacity = 126 lineal metres (all bays currently set up with 5 storage levels (400mm high))

Price = $1,000

“Mark”

7 double-faced mobile units + 2 single-faced fixed plinths

3 bays per face @ 900/900/900mm

Compactus dimensions = 7500mm (L) x 2800mm (W) x 2400 (H)

Shelf dimensions = 900mm (W) x 375mm (D), adjustable

Current storage capacity = 221.4 lineal metres (most bays currently set up with 5 storage levels (400mm high))

Price = $1,770

“Luke”

7 double-faced mobile units

4 bays per face @ 900/750/750/900mm

Compactus dimensions = 6700mm (L) x 3500mm (W) x 2000 (H)

Shelf dimensions = 900/750mm (W) x 375mm (D), adjustable

Current storage capacity = 184.8 lineal metres (most bays currently set up with 4 storage levels (400mm high))

Price = $1,480

“John”

8 double-faced mobile units

4 bays per face @ 900/750/750/900mm

Compactus dimensions = 7300mm (L) x 3500mm (W) x 2000 (H)

Shelf dimensions = 900/750mm (W) x 375mm (D), adjustable

Current storage capacity = 219 lineal metres (most bays currently set up with 5 storage levels (330mm high))

Price = $1,750

“Simon”

3 double-faced mobile units + 2 single-faced fixed plinths

3 bays per face @ 900/900/900mm

Compactus dimensions = 3800mm (L) x 2800mm (W) x 2400 (H)

Shelf dimensions = 900mm (W) x 350mm (D), adjustable

Current storage capacity = 92.7 lineal metres (most bays currently set up with 4 storage levels (510mm high))

Price = $740

Luke and John can be joined together to form one very long compactus. The prices are negotiable – we would definitely consider reducing them even further. All compactuses need to be dismantled, transported and reassembled at your own cost. All compactuses require false flooring with tracks – the current false flooring and tracks are in poor condition but may be taken together with the compactuses if desired.

The compactuses should be empty and available in the last week of September (26 to 30 September). After 30 September, there will no longer be access to our current offices and the compactuses will be removed and discarded by the building owners when they “make good” the space.

 

If you are interested contact the library manager Vi King Lim on

Vi King Lim <>

 

 

The 2016 Arlis/ANZ Conference Committee is happy to report that Conference Registration for “Persistence of the Real” is well under way.

There are two separate bank accounts now- one for membership fees and one for conference registration payment

Please note that if you are paying for your conference registration via bank transfer please use this account:

Bank name: Commonwealth Bank

BSB Number: 062 000

Bank Account Number: 16436980

As we have opened a dedicated ARLIS Conference Account to keep track of payments.

For those renewing their membership  the account is:

Bank name: Commonwealth Bank

BSB - 063 145

Account Number – 10364463

When doing a payment please note your name down in the transaction to make for easy identification.

If you have any further questions regarding membership or registration please email either Vivian Huang () or Barbara Rendall ()

Barbara Rendall

National Secretary

 

The ARLIS/ANZ 2016 Conference Committee are pleased to announce that registration for the 2016 Arlis/ANZ Conference: The Persistence of the Real is now open.

The Persistence of the Real, will be held Wednesday 30 November to Saturday 3 December in Sydney.

Registration details are available on the Conference area of the ARLIS/ANZ website (under new Conference):

http://arlis.org.au/event/8-2016-arlis-anz-conference-the-persistence-of-the-real

Click on register then select ticket.

If you are a member you will need to log into the website to get the members price. If you wish to attend the Welcome Drinks please select this as a ticket option ($0) as well on your registration as we require a list of attendees to be placed at the door.

Please register and pay the before 31 October 2016 to take advantage of the early-bird pricing.

Registration Fees

Cost of registration will be as follows:

Speakers

Speaker conference registration only                 $220

Speaker conference registration + dinner          $320

Members and Non Members

Up to October 31 2016

Early bird Conference registration + dinner        $370 members

                                                                      $430 non-members (includes 1 year membership)

Early bird Conference registration only              $290 members

                                                                      $350 non-members (includes 1 year membership)

November 1 onwards

Conference registration + dinner                      $420 members

                                                                   $480 non-members (includes 1 year membership)

Conference only                                              $340 members

                                                                       $400 non-members (includes 1 year membership)

Meals

Conference registration includes Welcome Drinks, Lunch on Thursday and Friday

If you have any dietary requirements please email

The Welcome Reception will be at the O Bar, Level 47 Australia Square 264 George Street, Sydney 2000 on Wednesday 30 November from 5.30pm. Map: //www.google.com.au/maps/place/O+Bar+and+Dining/@-33.864927,151.207805,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x6f1893431a2a118c!8m2!3d-33.864927!4d151.207805" target="_blank">https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/O+Bar+and+Dining/@-33.864927,151.207805,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x6f1893431a2a118c!8m2!3d-33.864927!4d151.207805

The main conference proceedings will take place on Thursday 1 December and Friday 2 December will be at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney

Directions: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/visit-us/plan-your-visit/getting-here/

On Friday 2 December there will be a Conference Dinner held at Ristorante Otto, Area 8, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, 2011, which is located a short stroll from the CBD.  Please note that there is a limit on numbers for the conference dinner so unfortunately the dinner is only open to conference attendees.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QzWzru7PQKU2

On Saturday 3 December there will be the opportunity to visit a range of galleries and museums in Sydney.

The following websites have visitor information on  Sydney:

http://www.discoversydney.com.au/sydney/

http://www.sydney.com/

http://sydneyvisitorguide.com.au/

https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/categories/arts-culture

 If you have any queries please don't hesitate to email :

Arlis/ANZ 2016 Conference Committee

Elizabeth Little National Chair

Vivian Huang Assistant Treasurer

Steven Miller National Treasurer

Claire Eggleston Committee Member

Barbara Rendall National Secretary

 

For those of you wondering if your membership is due or not prior to the conference- you should receive a reminder email about two weeks before your membership expires. However we did encounter some website glitches in recent months.

it is possible to log in and click on the TAB labelled FOR MEMBERS- this will show your subscription history. We have requested a new TAB for Subscription History be added and this will be coming online very soon.

And the good news is that conference registration will open early next week. The program has now been added and I will let everyone know when registration is open.

Barbara Rendall

National Secretary

 

NYARC Discovery (http://discovery.nyarc.org<http://discovery.nyarc.org/>) is a new research tool from The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), consisting of the libraries of the Brooklyn Museum, the Frick Art Reference Library, and The Museum of Modern Art. We are happy to introduce the integration of two important collections into NYARC Discovery - the NYARC web archives collections and images from the Frick Art Reference Library's Photoarchive<http://www.frick.org/research/photoarchive>.

Web Archives: Researchers can now discover web archives along with books, journal articles, auction catalogs, traditional archives and a host of other materials while performing a single search in NYARC Discovery. Given the ephemeral nature of digital content, web archives are becoming increasingly important to document the scholarly and cultural record, making it essential to make them easily accessible to users. The NYARC web archives include six thematic collections and the consortium's institutional website collections:

*       Art Resources

*       Artists' Websites

*       Auction Houses

*       Catalogues Raisonnés

*       New York City Galleries

*       Restitution of Lost or Looted Art

*       Brooklyn Museum

*       The Frick Collection

*       The Museum of Modern Art

*       New York Art Resources Consortium

A search in NYARC Discovery defaults to include a single full-text search result from the NYARC web archives collections. Links to the full web archives result set are provided for further exploration on the Archive-It interface<https://archive-it.org/organizations/484>.

Each web archives collection continues to expand with the addition of new web resources. If you would like to nominate a website for consideration for inclusion in one of these collections, please submit our online nominations form<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SsYxDN-N8O6PWTPTNhKGlOEKareMIlM3EMJuRG

MAu7E/viewform>. To learn more about the consortium's web archiving program, visit http://www.nyarc.org/content/web-archiving.

Photoarchive: The Frick Art Reference Library's Photoarchive is a study collection of more than one million photographic reproductions of works of art from the fourth to the mid-twentieth century by artists trained in the Western tradition. As of summer 2016, nearly 200,000 catalog records and over 75,000 digital images are accessible through NYARC Discovery.

Cataloging and digitization of this collection is ongoing. A fun way to explore the collection is using the Virtual Browse feature, where researchers can now digitally browse the Photoarchive image files.

Built on ExLibris Primo technology, NYARC Discovery was launched earlier this year and continues to be developed to unite scholarly resources into a single search environment. NYARC Discovery is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 View the web version of this announcement with screenshots at:

http://www.nyarc.org/content/web-archives-and-photoarchive-images-now-available-nyarc-discovery

Barbara Rendall

Arlis/ANZ National Secretary

 

ARLIS/ANZ TRAVEL AWARDS

The ARLIS/ANZ (Arts Libraries Society/Australia and New Zealand Chapter) Conference –The Persistence of the Real

The ARLIS/ANZ (Arts Libraries Society/Australia and New Zealand Chapter) Conference –The Persistence of the Real is taking place at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney from 30 November through to 2 December 2016. Online registrations will be available very soon on the ARLIS/ANZ website.

Personal or Institutional Members of ARLIS/ANZ are now invited to apply for the ARLIS/ANZ  Travel Grant of A$500 to assist attendance at the conference. Applicants have a minimum membership of twelve months' standing. There are two awards of $A500.00 each on offer.

There is an additional award of $A500 for a student or new graduate. The award will include one year’s membership to ARLIS/ANZ for the successful applicant.

Applicants should submit an application that includes the following information: Name, contact details, current role and a brief resume giving details about professional activities, particularly in ARLIS/ANZ and  length of membership with ARLIS/ANZ. Also a short summary of purpose for which an award is sought with details of other funding received or applied for is welcomed.

Applications for the ARLIS/ANZ Travel fund close on Friday 2 September 2016 at 5pm. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by Friday 16 September.

The decisions of the ARLIS/ANZ Conference Committee shall be final and no correspondence regarding them shall be entered into. In making an award to attend an ARLIS/ANZ conference, preference may be given to a member who has not had the opportunity to attend on a previous occasion.

Please send expressions of interest to: The National Treasurer, Steven Miller:

 

Conference Fees

Note that prices for Conference Registration will be as follows:

Full Price

Conference Registration + Conference Dinner    

$420 Members

$480 Non-members (includes 1 year membership)

Conference Registration only                    

$340 Members

$400 Non-members (includes 1 year membership)

Early Bird prices (prior to October 16)

Early Bird Conference Registration + Conference Dinner                

$370 Members

$430 Non-members (includes 1 year membership)

Early Bird Conference Registration only

$290 Members

$350 Non-members (includes 1 year membership)

Speaker Prices

Speaker Conference Registration + Conference Dinner - $320

Speaker Conference Registration only - $220

AGM Reminder

The Arlis/ANZ AGM for all members will be held on Thursday 1 December 4.30pm at Art Gallery of New South Wales. Please send any agenda items and Chapter reports to  by Friday 25 November

I will post details of Conference Registration as soon as we can open it- very soon!

Barbara Rendall

ARLIS/ANZ National Secretary

 
NSW Chapter Meeting 1 April 2016

The last NSW Chapter Meeting was held on 1 April at the National Insitute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

NIDA premises has recently undergone extensive refrubishment. ARLIS/ANZ member and NIDA Library Manager Ross Bruzzese kindly hosted the meeting. Ross also conducted an interesting and informative tour of both the library and the new additions to the NIDA campus.

 

Paul Reynolds

Library Manager

I am pleased to announce that the AGL Shaw Research Library at the National Gallery of Victoria has selected OCLC WorldShare Management Services as its library management system. Our online catalogue is available at the following url:

http://ngvlibrary.worldcat.org

We have incorporated records for our auction catalogue holdings into the catalogue, a collection that was not previously searchable outside the Library.  We have also included our entire serial and artist file holdings into the database – not all of this data has been available through Libraries Australia in the past so we are excited to make our full holdings information available to the art library community.

The NGV’s Shaw Research Library was established in 1968 and holds a rich collection of books, serials, ephemera and auction catalogues that documents the NGV’s State Art Collection. These resources are available to researchers for use within the Library by appointment.

 

The 2016 Art Libraries Society of Australia and New Zealand (ARLIS/ANZ) conference is to be held in Sydney on 30 November-3 December (welcome drinks the evening of Wednesday 30 November) with the theme being "The persistence of the real".
The conference addresses art librarians, artists, scholars, curators, critics, educators, students and other visual arts professionals.
Digital opportunities and challenges for art libraries have been a recurring theme at ARLIS/ANZ conferences over the last 20 years. Papers have been given on projects to convert valuable card files and indices to digital databases. We have reflected on the changing nature of library spaces and the impact of emerging technologies on their services. There have been a number of presentations on digital initiatives in preservation and on the wide variety of issues around putting collections online.

At the 2014 Arlis/ANZ conference in Auckland, however, there emerged a renewed interest in the physicality of art libraries, from their collections of books, periodicals, artists' books, ephemera and archives, to the physical space of libraries themselves and to the real people who staff them. Keynote speaker Courtney Johnston was enthusiastic about the new frontiers that the digital age has opened up, but she also acknowledged the many things unique to the physical object, which a digital surrogate could not provide.

It is proposed that we use the 2016 conference to take stock of the situation today. How has the digital environment in which we all operate changed and improved our services, our collections and their management, our work patterns etc. since 1996 when the ARLIS/ANZ conference was last held in Sydney? Have there been surprises? What are the disappointments?

What has been the impact of the digital on our profession? Are we better placed to assist our users? How do we understand and harness the technical skills needed in the rapidly changing digital world? Have digital technologies provided any concrete solutions to the preservation of our collections? What about the continuing issues of the stability of digital platforms, on the need to preserve outmoded devices, on migration paths? And what about the costs? Have digital technologies delivered on their promise of saving us time, skills and storage space? Many of us envisaged one large outlay at the start of our digitisation projects and then a simple and economical management of them into the future. Has this occurred?

Our digital world has not diminished the continuing appeal of the real object, or an appreciation for the serendipity of encounter with the world provided by the real object in contrast to the digitally specific. Art book fairs are drawing large crowds and there has been a proliferation of small publishing houses specialising in limited editions. In the world of reading, ebooks have not replaced paper ones, just as in the world of music vinyl and the cassette continue to have a future. Archives and their unique collections are proving themselves increasingly relevant to the popular imagination.

These are just some of the questions and themes which we believe our theme of 'The Persistence of the Real' could open up for our 2016 conference.

There are a number of ways you can share your ideas and expertise:
Present a paper (30 minutes)
Individuals or groups are invited to submit proposals for papers that expand on the conference theme in relation to the broad topics below:
• What has been the impact of the digital on our profession?
• Are we better placed to assist our users?
• How do we understand and harness the technical skills needed in the rapidly changing digital world?
• Have digital technologies provided any concrete solutions to the preservation of our collections?
• What about the continuing issues of the stability of digital platforms, on the need to preserve outmoded devices, on migration paths? And what about the costs?
• Have digital technologies delivered on their promise of saving us time, skills and storage space?
• Many of us envisaged one large outlay at the start of our digitisation projects and then a simple and economical management of them into the future. Has this occurred?

Areas of focus could include art archives, art education, art publishing, information literacy, digitisation.

As at past conferences we are all interested in each other's libraries or archives....tell us about your place (10 minutes)
Individuals or groups are invited to submit a proposal to present a virtual visit to your place of work in 10 slides or less.

Please submit your 250-word abstract, break-out session proposal or virtual visit proposal via the online form(available under the Conference tab of this website) by 15 April.

Important dates:
29 February 2016 Call for participation
15 April 2016 Deadline for submission of abstracts
2 May 2016 Notice of acceptance by the conference committee
15 November 2016 Deadline for submission of visual material and technical requirements
30 November-3 December 2016 Conference

 

The next ARLIS/ANZ NSW Chapter meeting will take place on Friday 1 April at 3.30pm at The Rodney Seaborn Library, NIDA, 215 Anzac Parade Kensington.

For map, parking and public transport information go to this address: https://www.nida.edu.au/contact-us/getting-to-nida

The meeting will be preceded by a tour of the new library.

Can attendees meet at the library by 3.15pm and the tour will start at 3.30pm sharp.

Please RSVP and send any agenda items through to me by Close of Business Thursday 24 March.

My email address is:

Barbara Rendall

NSW Chapter Secretary

 

Reference: 100498
Element: Library and Learning Services

Overview:

Griffith University is regarded as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential Universities in the Asia-Pacific region. It was the first University in Australia to offer degrees in Asian studies and Environmental studies and remains a pioneer in these fields. It is a large multi-campus institution with internationally recognised strengths in teaching and research. Griffith now offers more than 300 degrees across five campuses and is home to more than 43, 000 students from 130 countries. It is Australia's ninth largest higher education provider.

Information Services (INS) is committed to the achievement of the University's vision, mission and strategic priorities through the provision of responsive services, specialist knowledge and expertise to improve University wide outcomes. INS has a long and proud tradition of providing quality service to Griffith students and staff. It also has an international reputation for being innovative and cutting-edge in the deployment of emerging technologies.


This is a continuing, full time position primarily based at the South Bank campus, however the successful applicant may also be required to work at the Gold Coast campus.

The role:
The Librarian is an important role in Library and Learning Services, a portfolio within Information Services. The primary objective of the position is to provide a range of information, learning and teaching, and research support services to Griffith academic staff and students, delivered through all relevant communications channels such as in person, online, email and chat, as and when required. The position advertised is at HEW 6 level.

The Librarian position requires specialist skills and knowledge to provide specific discipline support within the
creative arts. It will develop and maintain professional relationships to meet the needs of the Griffith community.

The position will work both individually and as part of a highly specialised team (Arts, Education and Law) to enhance students’ academic success and to support teaching and research goals of the university. This position will be located within the existing Library and Learning Services, Arts, Education and Law (AEL) Team, reporting to the Library Services Manager (AEL). The position may be required to undertake a variety of duties within the AEL Team depending on operational requirements.

The person:
The successful applicant will have a degree in library and information management
 and student centred teaching experience in a tertiary academic library context. Preferably, they will have experience across one or more of the creative arts e.g. music, visual arts.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of academic standards, research and expectations and the difficulties faced by students undertaking tertiary studies. The person will have strong communication and interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work in partnership with academic staff and colleagues. A client centred focus is essential.

Salary range:
HEW Level 6: $72,288 - $77,282 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $84,578 - $90,421 per annum.

HEW Level 5: $62,322 - $70,295 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $72,917 - $82,246 per annum.

Further information:
Obtain the position description and application requirements by clicking the following
link and searching for reference number 100498

For position queries, contact Ms Debi Howarth, Library Services Manager (Arts, Education and Law) on +61 (0) 7 3735 4294.

For application queries, contact Ms Kate Cooper, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7359.

General staff positions (non-academic) are open to Australian permanent residents and Australian citizen only.

All applications must be submitted online.


Closing date: Monday 15 February 2016 at 4.30pm AEST.

 

Call for Papers: IFLA Art Libraries Section Satellite Meeting 2016

The Art Library as Place: Building on the Past, Building for the Future

August 9-11, 2016
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
 
The digital revolution, space and economics pressures, and a trend towards collaborative work have all stimulated a demand for libraries to re-invent themselves as physical spaces. Art and design libraries face particular challenges in this arena. While aspiring to embody those same, high aesthetic and design standards that are the focus of their collections, art libraries must accommodate the gamut of historic and modern library materials—from printed books and ephemera to digital images. Their patrons are similarly diverse and demanding, ranging from scholarly researchers and creative artists to museum docents and the general public.
 
The Art Libraries Section of IFLA in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame and the Midstates and Ohio Valley Chapters of ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) is organizing a three‐day conference in Chicago that will focus on modern and historic art library facilities. The Art Library as Place: Building on the Past, Building for the Future will consist of papers, panel discussions, site visits to local art museums and libraries, and tours of Chicago area architecture.
 
We are seeking speakers who will highlight various aspects of our theme. Facilities for art, architecture, and design library collections and art archival collections—both stand-alone facilities and those integrated within larger institutions—are of interest. Subjects include, but are not limited to:
•             New art library construction projects
•             Art library preservation and renovation projects
•             Buildings adapted for use as art libraries
•             History of art library architecture
•             Art library fixtures and furnishings
•             Innovative planning methodologies and design collaborations
•             User studies—what patrons want from art library spaces 
•             Art library facility standards
•             Environmental control in relation to facility design
•             Security issues in relation to facility design
•             Art library design and the digital shift
•             Speculative approaches to new paradigms of library design
 
Proposals must be submitted by email no later than February 12th to:
Sandra Ludig Brooke, Chair of the IFLA Art Libraries Section  
Viveca Pattison Robichaud, Co-Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
 
Proposals must contain:
•             Email subject line “IFLA Chicago Paper Proposal”
•             Title of the paper
•             Author(s) of the paper
•             Paper abstract (500 words maximum)
•             Speaker’s name, professional affiliation, postal address, and email address
•             Biographical note on the speaker (100 words maximum)
•             Language of the paper
•             Papers must be original and not have been published or presented elsewhere
•             Invitations to speakers will be issued by March 1st 
 
Please note:
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodations, etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors/presenters. Current members of ARLIS/NA are eligible to apply for an ARLIS/NA Kress Travel Award to support attendance at this conference. Kress Travel Awards are neither guaranteed to nor limited to presenters at the conference.