Endless Images: A SoCal Summer Mini-Conference

Endless Images

  • Maureen Burns IMAGinED Consulting
  • Hannah Marshall Artstor
  • Jenifer Martinez Wormser Laguna College of Art + Design
Keywords: Visual Resources Association, Society of California Archivists, Art Library Society of North America, Laguna Beach, archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections, Laguna Art Museum, Festival of the ARts, Pageant of the Masters, Laguna College of Art Design, Sherman Library and Gardens, Grants, digital projects, linked open data, PDF/A, oral history, local history, stereographs, California Digital Library, Endless Images


This article reports on the Endless Images mini-conference that took place on August 14 and 15, 2016, in Laguna Beach, California, and provides concise summaries of each presentation. Three professional organizations—the Visual Resources Association (VRA), the Society of California Archivists (SCA), and the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)—sponsored the event. The goal was to bring together professionals from each of these like-minded organizations to showcase their digital projects and explore the connections in their work. Twenty presentations in two sessions and a lightning round highlight both the challenges and solutions that characterize the current digital projects landscape across all disciplines.


VRA, SCA, and ARLIS/NA would like to express sincere appreciation to Jennifer Martinez Wormser, Christa Jech, and the student assistants in the Dennis and Leslie Power Library at LCAD who organized, implemented, moderated, provided tours, refreshments, and hosted the Endless Images mini-conference. Thank you to Antoinette Avila, from the UCI Libraries, for assisting with the moderating too.

Author Biographies

Maureen Burns, IMAGinED Consulting

Maureen Burns is an information professional with over 25 years of experience developing and managing teaching resources of analog and digital images at UC Irvine, the Getty Villa, and CSULB with a MA in Art History and EdD in Educational Administration. Presently working on a consulting basis, through IMAGinED, Burns is handling sales for Archivision and is partnering on a CSU Archives Japanese American history digitization project as well as other image-focused work. She is currently serving as the Content Editor for the online VRA Bulletin and participating in the work of VRA’s Slide and Transitional Media Task Force and Financial Advisory Committee. She is also a past VRA president and past director of the VRA Foundation.

Hannah Marshall, Artstor

Hannah Marie Marshall is an Implementation Manager on the Strategic Services team at Artstor and a Reference Librarian for the Carlsbad City Library. She received her B.A. in Art History from the University of California, Irvine and a MLIS from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Jenifer Martinez Wormser, Laguna College of Art + Design

After receiving her B.A. and M.L.S. degrees from Scripps College and the University of Maryland, respectively, Jennifer Martinez Wormser worked in the Special Collections Departments at UCLA and at San Diego State University, in the Manuscripts Department of the Huntington Library, and at the Sherman Library & Gardens before accepting her current position as the Library Director at Laguna College of Art + Design in 2010. She served as President of the Society of California Archivists, chaired its 2004 Program Committee, and served as co-chair of the society's Education and Outreach and Publicity Committees. She served on the California Historical Resources Advisory Board from 2005-2010, taught an archives and manuscripts course for San Jose State University‘s School of Library and Information Science from 2006-2009, and recently developed and taught a class at Laguna College of Art + Design on the art and history of the book.

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