SEI will be held from June 23-26, 2020 at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

As of this moment, SEI 2020 is still on and accepting registrations until April 12. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will make an announcement if anything changes. If you have already registered for SEI 2020, but need to cancel your registration, contact VRAF Treasurer, Otto Luna (

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Northwestern University | Evanston, IL
June 23-26, 2020

Northwestern University - University LIbrary

The Summer Educational Institute for Digital Stewardship of Visual Information (SEI) is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF). SEI provides information professionals with a substantive educational and professional development opportunity centered on digital stewardship, the information, and experience needed to stay current in a rapidly changing field, and the opportunity to create and be part of a network of supportive colleagues.

SEI 2020 will present an overview of the digital life cycle in a broad range of topics, starting with designing and implementing a project to sharing the final product with others. This intensive three and a half-day workshop features a curriculum taught by expert instructors who cover:

  • Project Management
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property
  • Digitization
  • Metadata and Critical Cataloging
  • DAMs, Digital Curation, and Digital Repositories
  • Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusivity in Digital Collections

In addition to these topics, participants will be able to customize their SEI experience with “Choose Your Own Adventure” breakout sessions.

Banner Image Credit: University Archives, Northwestern University Libraries. “Aerial View of Business Section, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.”, University Archives Postcards. 1951.

Photo of Northwestern University Library courtesy of Courtney Baron.

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