Changing the Landscape: Integrating Art Museum Objects in University of Utah’s USearch

In 2018, the University Library and Museum were awarded a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund collaborative projects. This included the integration of museum materials in the library discovery interface, as well as awards to faculty for using both institution’s collections in research and creative projects. This presentation details work accomplished during 2018-2022 to achieve the data integration and outlines future directions. By highlighting the faculty projects, the presentation demonstrates the research potential when museum objects are discoverable alongside library materials. Topics include user needs assessment, product prototyping, metadata remediation, and working across institutional boundaries.

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Oct 14 2022


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm




Seminar Theater
Hilton Salt Lake City Center, 255 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


  • Adelaide Ryder
    Adelaide Ryder
    Digital Projects Manager and Head Photographer, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

    Adelaide Ryder, MFA, is a photographer, museum professional, and educator who happily fell into collections database management via digitization and conservation photography. She spends her life working with cameras and teaching others how to use and enjoy them. When not hiding in museum basement she can be found wandering the desert and mountains with her dogs.

  • Jessica Breiman
    Special Collections Digital Archives Librarian, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

    Jessica Breiman is a native Utahan and the Special Collections Digital Archives Librarian. She has worked in Special Collections at the J. Willard Marriott Library for the last ten years, first as a Moving Image and Sound Archivist, and then as a metadata librarian on an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant-funded project jointly awarded to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the Marriott Library to support collaborative initiatives between the two institutions. Jessica loves working with digital exhibits, hands-on research in Special Collections, and digging into messy metadata.

  • Teresa K. Hebron
    Teresa K. Hebron
    Digital Metadata Librarian, University of Utah - Mountain West Digital Library

    Library systems support, troubleshooting, installation and migration with emphasis on public-facing web catalogs, discovery systems, and digital libraries. Native Midwesterner; Western states transplant.

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