Rebecca Mary Price

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2396 Duderstadt Center
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094
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Architecture, Urban Planning, and Visual Resources Librarian and Liaison for Museum Studies


As subject specialist for Architecture and Urban Planning, I am the library liaison to the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning. I support their curriculum and investigations by selecting materials (print, image and electronic) for teaching and research. I am also liaison for the Museum Studies certificate program.  As Visual Resources Librarian I manage digital image resources provided by the Library for the entire campus. These include local collections that we are adding, as well as collections to which we subscribe.  In addition, I manage our Materials Collection, located on the 2nd floor of AAEL.


I joined the staff of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library in September, 1998. My background is in architectural history, beginning with a master's degree in Architectural History from the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Before earning a masters in Information Science here at the University of Michigan, I received a PhD in the History of Art with a focus on medieval architecture. I am particularly interested in the meanings of architectural form and space.


I work closely with Jamie Vander Broek, our Art & Design librarian and with Deirdre Spencer, our History of Art librarian. In addition I work with Nicole Scholtz and Karl Longstreth in the Clark Library and SAND North.  Regarding research with data, my expertise centers on assisting researchers in the Architecture, Urban Planning and Visual Resources departments with a particular interest in the discovery of images and working through copyright issues in their use.  Additionally,

  • I can provide general advice on Data Management Plans.  
  • I can help locate data on these topics from ICPSR, Data Driven Detroit and other local sources.
  • I can advise on personal data organization, particularly in regard to organizing collections of images.
  • I can assist researchers in Art and Architecture in finding thesauri or other vocabularies, schema and content standards for informing documentation and metadata.