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Friday, April 5 • 1:35pm - 2:55pm
Ten Years and Counting: Building on the Past to Craft a Sustainable Future for The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management

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ORGANIZER/MODERATOR: Elizabeth Schaub, University of Texas at Austin


  • Elaine Paul, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Adrianna Stephenson, Southern Methodist University
  • Betha Whitlow, Washington University in St. Louis



  • Kathe Hicks Albrecht, American University
  • Christine Hilker, University of Arkansas
  • John Taormina, Duke University


The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI) will mark its tenth anniversary in 2013. A joint project of ARLIS/NA and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI offers a substantive educational and professional development opportunity focused on providing the information needed to stay current in the rapidly evolving field of visual resource and digital asset management. SEI participants engage in intensive learning and discussion with colleagues around a core set of subjects that include intellectual property rights issues, metadata, digitization and strategic planning. SEI also strives to address additional areas of interest, such as demonstrating value to administrators and marketing and outreach to patrons.

With over 400 alums, SEI has had a far-reaching impact, influencing decision-making at institutions where members of ARLIS/NA and the Visual Resources Association (VRA) are employed. Increasingly there is a growing contingent of participants who are neither ARLIS/NA nor VRA members, illustrating the relevance of the curriculum to professionals outside the traditional spheres SEI first served when it began in 2004.

This special interest group meeting will provide a historical context outlining SEI’s inception and evolution as a collaborative project and how it provides a model for future joint projects between ARLIS/NA and VRA, address the experience and insights of SEI alums, and describe current and future curricular goals. Ample time will be provided for an open dialog about how SEI might evolve in terms of curriculum and format in order to best meet the needs of its primary constituents.

Friday April 5, 2013 1:35pm - 2:55pm EDT
Renaissance Salon, 17th Floor Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI

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