Saturday, August 16 • 8:30am - 9:45am
SESSION 609 - Larger Than Life: Ensuring Access to Our Visual Heritage Collections

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Providing access to large collections of visual materials is one of the most daunting situations any archivist faces. Panelists discuss innovative decisions and strategies for ensuring successful online and onsite item-level access to collections in a wide variety of formats, offering attendees insights into arrangement and description practices, choice of descriptive elements, and strategies for online dissemination. Highlighted are the factors that influence situation-specific arrangement and description choices: research needs; security concerns; future digitization projects; and fiscal variables. Projects include a collection of valuable historic Western Americana card photographs; a reprocessing and digitization project for a documentary photographer's life work; an archive of 13,000 16-mm newsfilm clips and scripts from Roanoke, Virginia, that includes footage of civil rights events; and 35,000 photos and negatives produced between 1929 and 1970 by the state of North Carolina for its travel and tourism advertising campaigns.

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Kim Andersen

Audiovisual Materials Archivist, State Archives of North Carolina
Kim Andersen is the Chair of the Visual Materials Section of SAA, has an MA in Public History, 1988, from North Carolina State University, and has worked as an archivist for 30 years, since 2005 as manager of Audiovisual Materials for the State Archives of North Carolina.
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Ivey Glendon

Manager, Metadata Analysis & Design group, University of Virginia
Ivey Glendon is the Manager for the Metadata Analysis & Design group and the Deputy Director of the Social Networks and Archival Context Cooperative at the University of Virginia Library.
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Paula Jeannet Mangiafico

Visual Materials Processing Archivist, Duke University
Paula Jeannet Mangiafico has been at Duke University since 1987. As Visual Materials Processing Archivist at the Rubenstein Library, she chiefly works with photographic collections. She has been a member of SAA since 1994 and served as Chair of the SAA's Visual Materials Section in... Read More →
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Dr. Matthew Daniel Mason

Processing Archivist of Visual Resources, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Matthew is the Processing Archivist of Visual Resources responsible for processing collections of visual resources, chiefly photography, at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, as well as the former chair of the Visual Materials Section (2014-2015). He is a co-author of... Read More →

Saturday August 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
Virginia C [Lobby Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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