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Local User Groups
American Library Association (ALA)
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
Charleston Conference
Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Society of California Archivists (SCA)
Visual Resources Association (VRA)

Artstor and Shared Shelf are fortunate to have benefited from an active and engaged user community, and many thanks go out to the members eager to share the wonderful work that they’ve done with the wider library community. Check out the past presentations and papers put together by your fellow Shared Shelf subscribers. If you have a paper or presentation you’d like to share, please contact support@sharedshelf.org.

Local User Groups

If you would like to host a local user group meeting for subscribed institutions in the surrounding area, please contact support@sharedshelf.org.

New York City Metro Area User Group, October 20, 2015

American Library Association (ALA)

2013

  • Ivy Anderson, California Digital Library “The Path that California Digital Library took from Participating in ARTstor’s Pilot Hosting Program to Becoming a Shared Shelf Subscriber,” presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL, 2013
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  • Gregg Silvis, University of Delaware “Why the University of Delaware Decided to Transition from Other Hosting Platforms to Shared Shelf,” presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL, 2013
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Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)

2017

2016 (ARLIS/NA & VRA Joint Conference)

Charleston Conference

2016

First-Time Digital Collection Building: How to Manage Time, Resources, and Expectations

Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

2009

Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

2016

  • Rebecca Driscoll, Caldwell University, Recording Students’ Volunteer Work (pdf)
    • Caldwell University utilizes a simple metadata schema and cataloging screen that invite students to document their involvement in local and international service projects.
  • Dottie Davis and Abigail Parker, Campbellsville University, Beulah Campbell Collection Digital Resources (pdf)
    • In 2009, the University acquired the Beulah Campbell Collection, a record of Campbell’s work organizing conferences and events that promote children’s literacy, and with the implementation of Shared Shelf, correspondence, photographs and program materials have been cataloged and made available to students engaged in current Children’s Literacy coursework.
  • Elaine Fetyko, Elmhurst College, “We already had digital images…” (pdf)
    • Elmhurst College utilizes Shared Shelf to manage a 35,000+ collection of digitized study slides, the Doan Postcard Collection, and is working with faculty members to manage materials developed and used in their scholarship.
  • Carolyn Sautter and Molly Reynolds, Shared Shelf at Gettysburg College: Supporting Instruction and Research with Primary Sources in the Virtual Classroom: Updates (pdf)
    • At Gettysburg College, primary source materials including maps digitized at a high resolution and managed in Shared Shelf facilitate student scholarship.
  • Tina Saloway, Hollins University, CIC Workshop: Lightning Panel (pdf)
    • Hollins University Classic professor Tina Saloway discussed her use of Shared Shelf to catalog unique photography of ancient sites as well as what qualities make a photograph a valuable, noting specifically that purposeful photography can enhance understanding of the ancients’ experience of a place.
  • Jenny Barker-Devine, Illinois College, Shared Shelf: One year in… (pdf)
    • At Illinois College, Shared Shelf is engaging history students in the creation of metadata, and at the same time it is providing the platform for a bilingual visual dictionary to assist science students in their laboratory work abroad.
  • Justin Bailey and Lizah Ismail, Limestone College, Engaging Reluctant Faculty Members: Winning Support for Shared Shelf (pdf)
    • At Limestone College, Shared Shelf is used as a tool to showcase students’ achievements as scholars, and by giving their work a wider audience reinforce their place as meaningful contributors to discourse.
  • Rich Madden and Stanton Belford, Martin Methodist College Update (pdf)
    • Using high quality born-digital Marine Biology images, faculty at Martin Methodist College use Shared Shelf as an entry point to teach taxonomy.
  • Crystal Fodrey, Moravian College, Integrating Archival Materials from Moravian Seminary and College for Women into the Curriculum (pdf)
    • Dr. Fodrey, Director of Writing at Moravian College discussed the use of archival visual materials, made available via Shared Shelf, into digital storytelling, a component of the College’s focus on writing as a critical skill to be developed throughout a student’s undergraduate education.
  • Susan Faciani, Muhlenberg College, Adventures in Exploring Digital Collection Platforms: Omeka (pdf)
    • Shared Shelf materials, including a previously digitized collection of papyri, at Muhlenberg College are presented to local and remote scholars through an Omeka.net instance that employs several of the Omeka plugins for enhanced presentation.
  • Susan Falciani, Muhlenberg College, Shared Shelf Rapid Update 2016 (pdf)
    • In addition to the Robert C. Horn Papyri Collection presented on Omeka, Muhlenberg college is managing the digitized Muhlenberg Papers in Shared Shelf, and is at work digitizing the Ray R. Brennen Map Collection for which students will be working to create metadata.
  • Dave Chatham, Presbyterian College, The Textile Mill Memory Project (pdf)
    • The Textile Mill Memory Project draws on the Robert Mercer Vance Collection of photographs, correspondence, clippings, and artifacts related to the Clinton and Lydia textile mills near the campus of Presbyterian College.  To supplement the existing archival material, the project partnered with the Atlanta regional office of StoryCorp to produce oral histories involving forty-seven participants to date.
  • Dave Wiseman, Roanoke College, Freshwater Fish of Virginia: Adventures in Photographs, Formalin, and doing it over (and over) (pdf)
    • Roanoke’s Freshwater Fish of Virginia project utilizes Darwin Core to describe biological specimens as well as visual documentation about the fish species.  Precise geospatial data relating to the specimens and photographs can help biologists monitor the changes to fish’s interaction with its local habitat.
  • Carole Porter, Roanoke College, Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project (pdf)
    • In cooperation with Dr. Gregory Rosenthal of the Roanoke College History Department, the Roanoke Public library, and members of the community, the project uses Shared Shelf to manage documentation of the region’s LGBTQ+ history.
  • Dana Chandler, Tuskegee University, The Plot Thickens: Digitizing Reel to Reels Cannot Be That Difficult… (pdf)
    • With funding from Lyrasis and the Mellon Foundation, Tuskegee undertook digitizing audio-visual materials with accompanying photographs specific to Tuskegee’s participation in the Civil Rights Movement.  Work with Shared Shelf Commons, The Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, and programs throughout the South to increases the visibility and impact of these materials.
  • Lori Ricigliano, University of Puget Sound’s Theatre Arts Collection (pdf)
    • Shared Shelf is used for “script to stage” documentation related to college theater productions including annotated scripts and spreadsheets, scene design sketches, sound cue lists, and costume design collages.
  • Lindsay Schettler, University of Saint Mary, Adventures in Exploring Digital Collection Platforms: Drupal (pdf)
    • Lindsay Schettler discussed her library’s experience implementing Drupal Gardens for the display of material cataloged in Shared Shelf, emphasizing the factors one should consider when selecting such a tool.
  • Danielle Dion, University of Saint Mary, and Gwen Gosney Erickson, Guilford College, Digital Collections Outreach and Inreach: Connecting to and Collaborating with Users (pdf)
    • Danielle Dion and Gwen Gosney Erickson discussed active versus passive interaction with primary source material and led attendees through a learning exercise to refine their internal and external communication goals.
  • Youmi Efurd, Shared Shelf Commons at Wofford College: Enhancing Student Research (pdf)
    • At Wofford College, Shared Shelf is enriching student learning in areas of Chinese Language study, Art History and Religion utilizing particularly the platform’s support for Asian languages and the ability to include lengthy description of an object’s significance within the object record.

2015

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

2016

Society of California Archivists (SCA)

2016

Visual Resources Association (VRA)

2017

2012

  • Ann Burns, University of Virginia “Cataloging in the Cloud: Shared Shelf and ArchaeoCore,” presented at the Visual Resources Association Annual Conference. Albuquerque, NM, 2012
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  • Vickie O’Riordan and Greg Reser, University of California, San Diego “Shared Shelf: Working with Faculty at UC San Diego,” presented at the Visual Resources Association Annual Conference. Albuquerque, NM, 2012
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