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Tuesday, March 23 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Visual Resources in Archives: Information Sharing on Cultural Heritage Collections

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Archives are abundant sources for image content, with many of those digital objects being unique to their holding institution.  The current environment has archivists serving a burgeoning demand throughout society. Users’ increased requests have archivists honing their metadata skills to provide better access to individual archival items in digital formats. This increased need for access to images in cultural heritage collections creates challenges for archivists to not only provide reference access but also to maintain the integrity and security of their collections. Copyright and permissions in the age of digital reproduction have also added to the responsibilities placed upon those who catalog, manage, and provide reference access to archival images.    This discussion spotlights the ways that visual resources are collected and used in archives.  Speakers/discussion leaders will come from a variety of archives (photography, university, corporate, government, and museums). Together we will lead a facilitated discussion on our challenges and successes in working with digital images, dialoguing about the areas where visual resources disciplines intersect.

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Maria A Day

Director, Special Collections & Conservation, Maryland State Archives
Photo archives, digitization projects, working with cultural heritage organizations

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Christina Moretta

Photo Curator, San Francisco Public Library
Christina is Photo Curator / Archivist / Librarian for the San Francisco History Center, official archives for the City & County of San Francisco. She thinks she has the best job in the library since she's been doing it for 13.5 years!
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Maureen Burns

Consultant, IMAGinED
IMAGinED provides consulting services for archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections: grant writing, strategic planning, project management, technical and metadata standards, production and workflow, online tools, exhibits, education resource development, and editorial... Read More →
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Cindy Abel Morris

Archivist, University of New Mexico
Cindy has spent her university-based career in visual resources and special collections; and currently works with visual cultural material (mostly photographs), researchers and students. As a certified archivist, she processes physical collections, writes finding guides, publishes... Read More →

Tuesday March 23, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT