arts and humanities

University of Michigan Hosts Workshop on Describing Visual Resources in Arts and Humanities Publications

by Jonathan McGlone December 21, 2016
Photograph of a small group discussion during the Describing Visual Resources in Arts and Humanities Publications Workshop

On December 5 and 6, 2016, the University of Michigan Library and Press, with the support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, hosted a workshop in Ann Arbor on Describing Visual Resources in Arts and Humanities Publications. The description of visual resources is a crucial component of accessible digital publications, as it affords access to the information contained in images for the many people with disabilities that affect reading, and improves the sustainability and discoverability of visual content. The purpose of this workshop was to foster dialog among the many groups concerned with describing visual resources—invited experts from academic and […]

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Kress grant funds University of Michigan for Workshop on Guidelines for Describing Arts and Humanities Visual Resources

by Jonathan McGlone June 27, 2016

The University of Michigan Library and Press have received $10,000 from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to fund a workshop in fall 2016 focused on the development of guidelines for describing visual resources within digital publications. Textual description of visual resources is a requirement for accessible digital publications and fundamental to the discoverability and sustainability of visual content in the digital publishing ecosystem. The workshop will bring together professionals from the fields of art and art history, disability studies and accessibility, academic and museum publishing, and libraries, museums, and archives for a day-and-a-half workshop. Stakeholders, including partners from Benetech, a […]

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The University of Michigan Series in Digital Humanities@digitalculturebooks and the UM/HASTAC Digital Humanities Publication Prize

by University of Michigan Press December 14, 2009

The University of Michigan Press and the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) are pleased to announce the launch of The University of Michigan Series in Digital Humanities@digitalculturebooks and the UM/ HASTAC Digital Humanities Publication Prize.  The series editors are Julie Thompson  Klein  (Wayne State University), Tara McPherson (University of Southern California) and Tom Finholt (University of Michigan).  The series advisory board members are Cathy Davidson (Duke University), Sidonie Smith (University of Michigan), Daniel Herwitz (University of Michigan), Wendy Chun (Brown University), and Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Pomona College).

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