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Finding Pictures: Our Digital Collections – Each Image Has Its Own Path
Each digital image in the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division has its own origin story and workflow to becoming available on the Library of Congress website. What defines an image as born digital and how do we approach digitizing negatives? Digital Library Specialist Taren Ouellette will guide you through the highlights of these activities from the Farm Security Administration and Carol M. Highsmith collections. Discover the various methods we use to display these treasures online, the kind of camera setup needed to digitize over 50,000 black and white negatives, and what kind of software is used to form metadata into catalog records. This virtual presentation will be recorded.

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Caption: Grinnell Glacier as seen from Many Glacier highway. Glacier National Highway, Montana. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, 1941. https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017807549/

Dec 21, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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