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Charter (rev. April 8, 2023)

UCSVR JStor & Artstor campus data August 30 2022.xlsx

Meeting Minutes

March 21, 2023: JSTOR call with Jason Przybylski, Migrating UC's Collections from Artstor to JSTOR Recording

March 21, 2023: JSTOR call with Jason Przybylski, Migrating UC's Collections from Artstor to JSTOR Slides

July 14, 2020: JStor Forum call with Jason Przybylski

July 19, 2019: JSTOR Forum call with Jane Hetherington and Deirdre Ryan from ITHAKA

March 12, 2019: UCSVR-CKG-Minutes-03-12-19.docx

March 6, 2018: Notes from call with Dan Paskett and Hannah Marshall, ITHAKA

January 18, 2018: UCSVR-CKG-Minutes-01-18-2018.pdf

October 16, 2017: UCSVR-CKG-Minutes-10-16-2017.pdf

May 25, 2016: UCSVR-CKG-Minutes-5-23-2016.pdf

December 2, 2014:  UCSVR-CKG-Minutes-12-2-2014.pdf

June 3, 2014:  UCSVR-CKG-Minutes-6-3-2014.pdf


Summary and Background

The UC Shared Visual Resources (UCSVR) group comprises a standing group of experts in the area of building shared visual resource collections.  The group builds on and extends the scope of the former UC Shared Images Collection Liaisons (, a group established by the CDL to advise on the development of the UC Shared Images Service.  While UCSVR members have particular expertise with image-based resources and their use within instructional and teaching contexts, participants also have expertise working with other media and file formats (moving images, audio, etc.) within these contexts.  UCSVR communicates with and serves as an advisory body to the UC Libraries Advisory Structure, but is not a decision-making body.  To foster innovation in the creation, management, sharing, and teaching and instructional use of visual resource collections, the UCSVR membership is open to participation from experts within the UC Libraries and in campus departments external to the Libraries.  The group meets on a regular basis -- leveraging in-person meetings at relevant professional visual resource organization meetings, when possible -- and encourages active participation from its membership.

Scope of work

Assess, manage and advise on shared visual resources collections and media content across UC campuses through meetings, group interactions, and workshops. Our goals include:

  • Identifying the areas of confluence, strength and need among campus collections, and working toward sharing these system-wide.
  • Supporting all disciplines in the area of scholarly endeavors, and actively pursuing outreach and marketing to find potential contributors.
  • Advising principles and best practices for access and use rights (copyright guidelines, criteria, clarity of rights to end-users, and encouraging the broadest possible levels of usage).
  • Determining system-wide collection management policies and best practices (specifications, tools, metadata, preservation, etc.).

Membership and Terms of Appointment

Membership is open to all levels of staff interested in and responsible for the management of media and related services. To seek membership, interested parties must contact the UCSVR chair. The group will include a broad group of systemwide media experts, ex-officio members from the California Digital Library and other representatives invited by the chair. Committed members include:

BerkeleyLynn CunninghamArt Librarian
BerkeleyJason MillerDirector, CED Visual Resources Collection
BerkeleyJustin UnderhillDirector, Visualization Lab for Digital Art History (V-Lab)
DavisDaniel GoldsteinResearch Services Librarian
DavisLeah Theis, Co-ChairLibrarian, Visual Resources Facility, Department of Art and Art History
IrvineJenna DufourResearch Librarian for Visual Arts
Los AngelesAshley PetersonResearch and Instruction Librarian (Digital Scholarship & Data Literacy)
Los AngelesSamatha TurpelProgram and Media Director, Department of Art History
MercedJerrold ShiromaUniversity Archivist and Librarian for Special Collections
RiversideCarla ArbageyCollection Strategist for Arts & Humanities
RiversideKrystal BoehlertDigital Initiatives Specialist
RiversideDiego R. IrigoyenDigital Resource Specialist, Department of the History of Art

Sonja Sekely-Rowland, Co-Chair

Curator, Visual Resources Collection, Department of the History of Art
San DiegoCristela Garcia-Spitz

Subject Specialist for Melanesian Studies, Digital Initiatives Librarian and Curator of the Tuzin Archive for Melanesian Anthropology

San DiegoLaura Schwartz

Subject Specialist for Visual Arts

San DiegoLia FriedmanLibrarian for Communication and Education Studies
San DiegoKelly RevakHead of Digital Object Metadata Management
Santa BarbaraChristine Fritsch

Assistant Curator, Image Resource Center, History of Art and Architecture Department

Santa Barbara

Jeff O'Brien

Curator, Image Resource Center, History of Art and Architecture Department

Santa CruzAnnette MarinesResearch Services Librarian, Library liaison to the Arts & Humanities
Santa CruzKerry ScottAUL for Collections and Services
CDL; Ex-officioAdrian TurnerSenior Product Manager, Publishing, Archives, and Digitization

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