Visual Resources and Archival Collection Assessment
Production and Workflow Advice and Oversight
Advising on Images/Data Standards and Archival Storage/Preservation
Image Cataloging and Metadata Editing
Training in New Technology and Online Tools
Locating Images for Teaching and Research
Clarifying Copyright Law for the Educational Use of Images
Building and Nurturing Collaborative Activities
Informing about Current Trends with Image Resources
Maureen Burns, Ed.D.
As an information professional with over twenty years of experience developing and managing teaching resources of analog and digital images in academic and museums, I am presently extending these services within and beyond these contexts through consulting. During my tenure at the University of California, I was the facilitator for the UC Visual Resources Group working closely with the UC Libraries and the California Digital Library to digitize, federate, make accessible, and preserve shared photographic collections in the UC Image Service http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/image/. Project activities concentrated on digital image service usability, assessment, training, and outreach with recent articles entitled “From Horse-Drawn Wagon to Hot Rod: The University of California’s Digital Image Service Experience” in the Journal of Archival Organization and “University of California Shared Image Collections: Convergence and Expansion” co-authored with CDL’s Lena Zentall for a special digital collaboration issue of the Visual Resources Association Bulletin. My professional activities currently include stepping up as President of the Visual Resources Association http://www.vraweb.org/, Co-Chair of the Digital Initiatives Advisory Group, and Chair of the VRA White Paper Task Force. In the latter role, we recently completed “Advocating for Visual Resources Management in Educational and Cultural Institutions” available at http://www.vraweb.org/resources/general/vra_white_paper.pdf.
I have a doctorate in Educational Administration from the joint Leadership program at the University of California Irvine and Los Angeles and a master’s degree in Art History focused on Roman Art and Archaeology from California State University, Long Beach. My dissertation research concentrated on the development of artistic creativity through the service learning experience of ArtsBridge America http://www.artsbridgeamerica.com/. As a result, I have worked with university academic preparation programs partnering with K-12 schools researching and sharing information on visual literacy, information resources, and technological tools as well as providing systems support for the electronic Journal for Learning through the Arts http://escholarship.org/uc/clta_lta.