Art's appetite for new formats (apps, streaming video, audio files, PDF publications, podcasts, eBooks) has resulted in an acute problem of circulation. The art may be pathbreaking, but how do you know where to find it?
Or that it even exists? And how do institutions preserve it?
Join BEN TIVEN, AMY BALLMER and SARAH HAMERMAN as they discuss the instruction and practice of arts research in university libraries; how to make space in digital collections for independent publications; and how visual artists operate in the twin contexts of publishing and archiving. Blockchain archives, new controlled vocabularies, alternative forms of user interface and other library futures will be recurrent themes.
LIBRARY STACK combines the historic bookshelf-as-architecture (a library's stacks) with the emergent architecture-of-digitality (the 'tech stack'). It is an archive-database-artist-publisher hybrid focussing on digital objects and diachronic objects, co-directed by Erik Wysocan and Benjamin Tiven. It recently authored the texts 'Cloudism: On Blockchain Archives and Library Futures' in Texte zur Kunst, and 'Reality Winners' for the Bulletins of the Serving Library. @lbrystk
AMY BALLMER is Chair of Library Teaching, Learning, and Collection Development at the Pratt Institute. She researches the intersection of small press and ephemeral artist publications with critical librarianship, has written articles including 'Alternative Access Models: Enhancing The Discoverability of Small Press and Avant-Garde Journals', and is the co-creator - with Jennifer Poggiali - of the open access discovery tool Avalanche Magazine Index
SARAH HAMERMAN, currently a Project Cataloger for artists' publications at MoMA Library, co-organized the 2017 Cybernetics Conference and Library in New York, and has worked extensively with the Whitney Museum Library. Her writing has appeared in Art Libraries Journal, Avant.org and Are.na, and her research focusses on artists' publishing, digital culture, and artists' interventions in library and archival systems
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