Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research
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About the Program

​With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CIC is offering member institutions the opportunity to be part of a Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research to improve teaching and learning, enhance faculty and student/faculty research, and streamline administrative capabilities through a uniform and cost-effective system. Each institution in the Consortium has identifed at least one collection that could be made more valuable and used more frequently if it were stored and shared via a networked solution. The members of the Consortium have convened once each year for three years to share ideas, collections, research projects, and teaching strategies. This Consortium is endorsed by the Association of College and Research Libraries.

About Artstor and Shared Shelf

Artstor, a nonprofit organization created by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2001 to serve the educational community, has helped hundreds of CIC colleges and universities make slide collections and storage space for slides unnecessary. Artstor has given faculty members and students access to almost two million images from hundreds of museums, colleges and universities, and archives that have contributed their holdings to the Artstor Digital Library.

Based on this success, Artstor is now making available Shared Shelf, a cloud-based asset management service that enables faculty and staff members across many disciplines and departments to organize and access documents, video collections, audio collections, and digital images. Shared Shelf is ideal for institutions that lack the expertise, time, or software to manage digital collections on their own.

Current Status

Teams from 42 CIC member institutions were selected to participate in the Consortium and are working together with CIC and Artstor staff, to use Shared Shelf to manage and make use of the digital resources they create. The final workshop for Consortium members took place in Washington, DC, September 7-9, 2017.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Guidelines and Application Instructions

The institution will select a college librarian and the staff or faculty member most knowledgeable about that collection, and this campus team will work with similar teams from approximately 48 other CIC institutions, together with CIC and Artstor staff, to use Shared Shelf to manage and make use of the digital resources they create. The application deadline is April 3, 2015.

Please review the Announcement and Invitation for Applications and the Frequently Asked Questions before preparing an application:
Then use the Online Application Form to submit the application:

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Informational Webinars

​If you or others on campus have interest, CIC staff members Stephen Gibson, director of programs, and Susan Barnes Whyte, senior advisor and director of the Consortium, will be available with Artstor staff members Laura Friedman, vice president of sales and marketing, and Megan Marler, director of strategic services, to provide an overview of the project, explain the application process, and answer questions during informational webinars scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EST on February 5 and 19 and 2:00 p.m. EDT on March 19, 2015. To register for a webinar, click on the appropriate link below. Registration confirmation and instructions for joining the webinar will then be sent to you by Artstor.

February 5, 2pm EST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/488943289375591426

February 19, 2pm EST
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2354630903269809922

March, 19, 2pm EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7362102624789627650

Resources

 

 

Collaboration with Museums, Galleries, and Historical SocietiesCollaboration with Museums, Galleries, and Historical Societies<a href="/p/shared-shelf/Documents/Slideshow-Tuskegee-University.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />Presentation Slideshow (Tuskegee University)</a>2017-09-08T04:00:00Z<p>​<strong><em>Dana Chandler</em></strong>, University Archivist, Tuskegee University<br><strong><em>Catherine Tedford</em></strong>, Director, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University<br><strong><em>Carolyn Sautter</em></strong>, Director of Special Collections and College Archives, Gettysburg College</p>
Collaboration with Museums, Galleries, and Historical SocietiesCollaboration with Museums, Galleries, and Historical Societies<a href="/p/shared-shelf/Documents/Slideshow-St-Lawrence-University.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />Presentation Slideshow (St. Lawrence University)</a>2017-09-08T04:00:00Z
Collaboration with Museums, Galleries, and Historical SocietiesCollaboration with Museums, Galleries, and Historical Societies<a href="/p/shared-shelf/Documents/Slideshow-Gettysburg-College-Collaboration-Session.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />Presentation Slideshow (Gettysburg College)</a>2017-09-08T04:00:00Z
Update on Artstor/Shared Shelf/IthakaUpdate on Artstor/Shared Shelf/Ithaka<a href="/p/shared-shelf/Documents/Slideshow-Artstor-Update.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />Presentation Slideshow</a>2017-09-08T04:00:00Z<p>​<strong><em>Kevin Guthrie</em></strong>, President, ITHAKA<br><strong><em>Evan Towle</em></strong>, Implementation Manager for Sponsored Projects, Artstor</p>
Closing the Deal: Institutional Support for Sustaining Shared ShelfClosing the Deal: Institutional Support for Sustaining Shared Shelf<a href="/p/shared-shelf/Documents/Slideshow-Presbyterian-College.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />Presentation Slideshow</a>2017-09-08T04:00:00Z<p>​<strong><em>Jenny Barker-Devine</em></strong>, Associate Professor of Political Science and History, Illinois College<br><strong><em>Dave Chatham</em></strong>, Library Director, Presbyterian College<br><strong><em>Erika Wade Smith</em></strong>, Digital Services Librarian, Illinois College</p>
Take off the White Gloves! Experiential Learning with Special Collections and ArchivesTake off the White Gloves! Experiential Learning with Special Collections and Archives<a href="/p/shared-shelf/Documents/Slideshow-Bowdoin-College-Special-Collectsion.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />Presentation Slideshow</a>2017-09-08T04:00:00Z<p>​<strong><em>Marieke Van Der Steenhoven</em></strong>, Special Collections Education and Outreach Librarian, Bowdoin College</p>
Assessment Methods and Tools to Showcase Your Project’s Outcomes and Its Value to OthersAssessment Methods and Tools to Showcase Your Project’s Outcomes and Its Value to Others<a href="/p/shared-shelf/Documents/Slideshow-Assessment-Panel.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />Presentation Slideshow (Assessment Panel)</a>2017-09-09T04:00:00Z<p>​<strong><em>Jane Berger</em></strong>, Assistant Professor of History and Co-Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Moravian College<br><strong><em>Danielle Dion</em></strong>, Library Director, University of Saint Mary<br><strong><em>Carolyn Sautter</em></strong>, Director of Special Collections and College Archives, Gettysburg College<br><strong><em>Lindsay Schettler</em></strong>, Special Collections Librarian, University of Saint Mary</p>
Assessment Methods and Tools to Showcase Your Project’s Outcomes and Its Value to OthersAssessment Methods and Tools to Showcase Your Project’s Outcomes and Its Value to Others<a href="/p/shared-shelf/Documents/Slideshow-Moravian-College.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />Presentation Slideshow (Moravian College)</a>2017-09-09T04:00:00Z
Assessment Methods and Tools to Showcase Your Project’s Outcomes and Its Value to OthersAssessment Methods and Tools to Showcase Your Project’s Outcomes and Its Value to Others<a href="/p/shared-shelf/Documents/Slideshow-University-of-Saint-Mary.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />Presentation Slideshow (University of Saint Mary)</a>2017-09-09T04:00:00Z
Assessment Methods and Tools to Showcase Your Project’s Outcomes and Its Value to OthersAssessment Methods and Tools to Showcase Your Project’s Outcomes and Its Value to Others<a href="/p/shared-shelf/Documents/Slideshow-Gettysburg-College-Assessment-Methods.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />Presentation Slideshow (Gettysburg College)</a>2017-09-09T04:00:00Z

Contact Information

​​If you have questions about the project, please contact CIC Senior Advisor and Director of the Consortium on Digital Resources for Teaching and Research, Susan Barnes Whyte, at swhyte@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.