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INFO-647 Visual Resources Management

3 Credits

This course will cover all aspects of visual resources management: description, access, and curatorship. Keeping in mind how best to serve the needs of users for discovery and access of visual materials, particularly in digital formats, the course will be geared toward the acquisition of practical knowledge and cover such topics as: managing legacy collections and metadata in analog and digital formats; collection development; metadata schemas, content standards and authorities for art and non-art images; interface and database design considerations; digital asset management and preservation workflows; and the history and future of careers in visual resources. Readings, lectures, and discussion will be augmented with hands-on assignments using actual image resources and cataloging tools, as well as a final project of a larger scope that will entail creating an online collection of visual materials.