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Organizations & Initiatives Related to Cataloging & Digitizing Pictures

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730

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This list focuses on national organizations in the United States that are useful for librarians, archivists, and others who work with picture collections and want to stay current with the study, digitizing, and cataloging of pictures. Organizations that focus on the subject matter represented in the visual materials are also important to connect with, but are too numerous to list.  Examples include: American Historical Association, Center for Civil War Photography, Latin American Studies Association, and the National Women’s Studies Association.

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH):

American Alliance of Museums (AAM):

American Historical Print Collectors Society:

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works:

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP): New!

American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP):

Archives and Museum Informatics:

Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA):

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Rare Book and Manuscripts Section (RBMS):

Association for Image and Information Management (AIIM):

Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN):

College Art Association (CAA): New!

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR):

Daguerreian Society: New!

Digital Humanities Now: New!

Digital Library Federation:

Digital Public Library of America: New!

Do History:

Dublin Core Metadata Initiative:

Ephemera Society of America:

Europeana: New!

Federal Agencies Digitization Guidelines Initiative:

History Hub: New!

History Matters:

Image Permanence Institute:

International Committee for Documentation, International Council of Museums (ICOM-CIDOC):

International Council on Archives (ICA):

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA):

International Society for Knowledge Organization, New!

Library of Congress (LC)

Magic Lantern Society (MLS): New!

National Archives and Records Center (NARA):

National Council on Public History (NCPH): New!

National Park Service Museum Management Program (NPS MMP):

National Stereoscopic Association (NSA): New!

Northeast Documentation Conservation Center (NEDCC):

OCLC Research:

Personal Photo Organizers Association (PPO): New!

Picture Archive Council of America (PACA): New!

Society for Imaging Science & Technology (IS&T): Archiving Conference,

Society of American Archivists (SAA)

Visual Resources Association (VRA):


Compiled by Helena Zinkham, Chief, Prints and Photographs Division. Last updated: January 2018

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