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On the Astonishing Popularity of Slides:

The UC Irvine Dispersal

Maureen Burns

IMAGinED Consulting

Presenter contact: moaburns@gmail.com or 310-489-3792.

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Background

VRC closed in 2009

Equipment Split Between Art History & Studio Art Departments

Reference Books Dispersed

325,000 Slides Moved from Humanities to the Arts with Access Supervised by Arts Media Lab Staff

Primary Faculty Allowed to Choose 1,000 Images Each to be Scanned (outsourced)

Institutions Web site: http://uci.edu/

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Contact

How to Deliver Digital Images through Old Database & Web Interface?

Assist Led to Opportunity to Offer Help Dispersing the Slide Collection

Met with Art Department Chair and Arts Media Center Director to Strategize

Charge was to do Whatever it Takes to Keep Analog Media Out of the Landfill.

Action

Started Locally Expanded Out Into the Community

UCI: Faculty, Arts, Gallery, Library, East Asian Department (no Students)

UC VR Group & Other UC Departments

VRA and ARLIS/NA CA Chapters

SoCal Archives & Museums

Creative Re-Use

LA Culture Net Listserv

For information about the LA Culture Net, see https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/laculturenet/info

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Adventures

E-mail Inundation

Phone Calls Galore

Logistics: UCI Parking, Loading, & Transporting

The Active Life - Muscle & Manpower

Multiple LA Area Rendezvous

Space Limits at Re-Use Facility

Issues

Time, Changed Minds, No Shows

Recipient Profiles & Hesitations

Slide Refiling & Missing Slides Surprise

Walking Wounded

Donations

Digital Image Requests

Campus Policy & Procedures

Copyright Issues

Campus Counsel

VRA IPR Committee

Verbal Explanations

Surprises

Art History Uninterested, Arts Interested

Library Wanted to help More, but Hands Tied

Local Institutions Hesitancy

Creative Re-Use Grateful

So Many Responses from the Public, Need Could Not Be Met, UCLA Handoff

Next Steps

Handshake Compensation & Holdout

Metadata Salvage Operation

Work with STMTF to Iron Out Issues & Provide Resources for Others

Publish Case Study

References

VRA White Paper Advocating for Visual Resources Management

http://vraweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/vra_white_paper.pdf

CA Preservation Assistance Program

http://calpreservation.org/

Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse

http://thelongbeachdepot.org/

Fond Farewell

When you dismantle a collection that you have worked on for 17 years, there were painful moments. Moreover, you experience a deep sense of what is being lost. I urge you to be proactive and to increase institutional awareness of the great value of your collections and services now.

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