ARTISTS: This workshop is designed for artists to gain skills and knowledge to support best file management practices and strategies. We will go over:

  • What metadata actually is and how you can use it to manage your files by using a standard set of vocabulary words.
  • Everyday workflow strategies, design, and management.
  • The artist questionnaire – what you need to know about your digital media when submitting to an institution.
  • The role of copyright when considering preservation of your work, and understanding a work’s lifecycle in the digital realm.
Bring your laptops, hard drives and or anything else relevant to your file management process.

INFORMATION SCIENTISTS: This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working closely with individuals responsible for managing their own data. By and large, artists maintain their own assets and develop their own workflow designs and systems of organization for their collections without necessarily knowing about the best practices and guidelines that aid this process. In short, lending our expertise to artists is a crucial component to supporting their practice.


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