Creating Digital Art History: Library, Student and Faculty Collaboration

By Donald Russell Bailey.

Published by The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts

Format Price
Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: May 26, 2015 $US5.00

We facilitate undergraduate senior-level Art History and Studio Art students at Providence College in collaborating annually with Art History and Studio Art faculty to publish their senior theses in print format as the Art Journal. In the last few years, students, faculty and digital library staff have enhanced this collaboration to include the publishing from process to product of the Art Journal as a complementary Digital Art Journal. Students and faculty collaborate in creating digital art history and digital studio art in order to bring exponentially greater meaning, significance and visibility to the students’ senior culminating works through real-world digital publishing, including quality control, copyright issues and ideas related to persistent access and ongoing global visibility for the scholarly and creative works and for the student scholars. Undergraduate students function as real-world collaborative scholarly partners in publishing their culminating academic and artistic work globally and persistently accessible in Providence College’s digital repositories. Students, faculty and digital librarians at Providence College engage in meaningful digital knowledge creation focused on the intellectual and creative output of student scholar art historians and studio artists and do so as a model for other student-faculty-digital librarian collaborations.

Keywords: Creating Digital Art, Creating Digital Knowledge, Digital Art History, Digital Art Collaboration, Art Student Collaboration, Art History Collaboration

The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2015, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 26, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 528.312KB)).

Dr. Donald Russell Bailey

Library Director, Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, USA