The Art History Department allows graduate and undergraduate students to take practicum credits in the Visual Resources Collection as well as offering a Graduate Research Fellowship. Opportunities in partnership with other AAA departments are offered when funding is available and advertised within AAA.
Kerns Graduate Research Fellowship in Visual Resources
A Fellowship in the Visual Resources Collection is available to graduate students with a background in Asian Art History or Asian Studies. The Fellow participates in the acquisition of images, digital conversion, cataloging and metadata enhancement, developing Library resources to meet the teaching and research needs of faculty and students studying Asian culture at the UO. The Fellowship, awarded by the Art History Department, provides a tuition waiver plus a stipend from the Maude I. Kerns Endowment.
Graduate and upper class undergraduate students in Art History are encouraged to take practicum credits (ArH 409/609) as cataloging interns in the Visual Resources Collection. Students are introduced to the theory and practice of image cataloging using software compliant with with VRA Core 4.0 metadata schema and The Cataloging of Cultural Objects metadata standard. Students will become familiar with the Library of Congress Name and Subject Authority Files, the Getty Vocabularies (Art & Architecture Thesaurus, Union List of Artist Names, the Thesaurus of Geographic Names and the Cultural Objects Name Authority), and other controlled vocabularies such as the Thesaurus of Graphic Materials and Iconclass. Effort is made to match the student with materials in their field of study. Please contact Julia Simic, Visual Resources Librarian, if you are interested.
Camilla Leach Internship (2-3 credits)
The Camilla Leach Internship introduces participants to the development and implementation of digital production programs using the VRC workflows as models and gives hands-on training in digitization techniques, selection and application of descriptive metadata, and digital collection management. Participants discuss readings provided on Blackboard or available online and spend at least half of the class time taking part in the digitization of printed materials and 35mm slides and the creation of metadata records for inclusion in the Art & Architecture Images digital collection at the UO. The Internship is offered only in the Winter or Spring terms by arrangement with the Visual Resources Librarian, Julia Simic.