SEI 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

While we had hoped to find a way to safely host SEI later this summer, it has become increasingly clear that the responsible thing to do is to cancel this year’s workshop. This is especially disappointing because we were all so excited about this year’s stellar curriculum and faculty lineup.  We hope you will consider attending SEI 2021 which will be held entirely online. We will make an announcement about SEI 2021 on our website once the dates are secured.  Thank you.

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Northwestern University | Evanston, IL

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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 presents 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. https://dc.library.northwestern.edu/items/c89e4a54-7ee9-475a-91c8-f2db7ea41bfd

Photo of Northwestern University Library courtesy of Courtney Baron.

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