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.
Jessica Breiman Special Collections Digital Archives Librarian, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahJessica BreimanSpecial 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.