Event Details

Learn about the resources of the Prints and Photographs Division and best practices for working with image-based collections. This course will demonstrate strategies for researching and documenting visual primary sources. One of the division’s reference librarians will provide an overview of the wide range of pictorial materials in the Prints and Photographs Division and will lead attendees through several real examples of collection and format documentation challenges. Simple techniques and technology-aided approaches will set researchers up for success in working with many image collections and archives.

This orientation will be most useful to researchers who wish to review systematically a large amount of visual material using freely available software that helps you keep track of image files, their sources, and their descriptions. It will not be focusing on search strategies or techniques for analyzing individual images. Some experience with research techniques is assumed.

Individuals requiring accommodations for any of these events are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].

Patrons are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to the orientation. Seating is available on a first-come basis. Registration does not guarantee entry after the orientation start time.

For information on research in the Prints and Photographs Division, please visit: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/
For more information on Saturday Orientations, please visit: https://www.loc.gov/rr/main/satorient/