Event Courses and Workshops Finding Pictures: Our Digital Collections – Each Image Has Its Own Path

Date and Location

  • When: Wednesday, December 21, 2022

    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

  • This event will be livestreamed on zoomgov.com External. It will be available for viewing afterwards in the Library's Event Videos collection.

  • Where: Online Only

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

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.