6.0359 Seminar: Images in Archives: Intellectual Access (1/140)
Elaine Brennan (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 17 Nov 1992 18:49:01 EST
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0359. Tuesday, 17 Nov 1992.
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 92 21:38:01 -0500
From: "Daniel Traister" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: PACSCL's second summer seminar
The following message, already posted to ExLibris, NOTRBCAT, and the MUSEUM
DISCUSSION GROUP, is herewith cross-posted yet again by request of the
PACSCL coordinator. I apologize to those for whom it may be a third or
Daniel Traister, Curator of Special Collections
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
215 898 7088 (phone); 215 898 0559 (fax)
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Announcing PACSCL'S SECOND SUMMER SEMINAR:
IMAGES IN LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS, AND ARCHIVES: DESCRIPTION AND
INTELLECTUAL ACCESS, Seminar, August 5-7, 1993, Philadelphia.
THE seminar is sponsored by the
PHILADELPHIA AREA CONSORTIUM OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIES
(PACSCL).The program was organized by Katharine Martinez, Winterthur
Museum & Gardens, Cornelia S. King, Free Library of Philadelphia, and
Stephen Zietz, PACSCL Coordinator. The local arrangements are being
organized by Beth Carroll-Horrocks, American Philosophical Society,
with help from other PACSCL member institutions.
PACSCL is currently engaged in the "Initiative for the 1990s," The
Pew Charitable Trusts funded project, which is enabling the 16 member
libraries to catalog a variety of special collections using the OCLC
and RLIN databases. During the term of the Project (1991-1993),
PACSCL is offering several open seminars with the purpose of
increasing the level of expertise of special collections catalogers
in the Philadelphia area. This second summer seminar goes beyond the
Delaware Valley to address an issue of concern to the national
special collections, archives, and museum communities.
THIS seminar addresses issues and current practice of describing and
accessing illustrative matter. Geared towards experienced graphic
arts curators, special collections librarians, and archivists, this
seminar will confront issues of intellectual access to images in
reasearch libraries, archives, and museum collections. Some of the
presentations will be technical and might assume a familiarity with
the MARC format and current cataloging codes for visual arts, books,
and serials. Several vendors of imaging systems will demonstrate
PHILADELPHIA has a wealth of prestigious libraries. The seminar
events will take place at several of them in Center City: the opening
reception and the discussions at the College of Physicians of
Philadelphia; receptions at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, The
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and The Free Library of
REGISTRATION for the seminar is $150.00 and includes the seminar,
morning coffee, evening receptions, handouts, full schedule,
information packets, etc. Attendance is limited.
AUGUST in Philadelphia is hot! All seminar locations are
air-conditioned. Casual dress is suggested.
Thursday, August 5, 1993
THE seminar begins at 11:30 A.M. with an opening lunch and
registration at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Following
registration, ROGER MOSS, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia-opening
GEORGIA BARNHILL, American Anitquarian Society- history of the early
20th-century pictorial histories; how to broaden use of and access to
KATHARINE MARTINEZ, Winterthur Museum and Gardens-intellectual access
to images: the researcher's point of view.
LAURIE KAHN-LEAVITT, Blueberry Hill Productions- researching images
for filming the Pulitzer Prize winning Midwife's Tale by Laurel
THE Athenaeum of Philadelphia will host a reception that evening.
Friday, August 6, 1993
A panel discussion: MARCY SILVER, Prints and Photographs Division,
Library of Congress; DAVID BEARMAN, Archives and Museum Informatics;
and GLEN RUZICKA, Conservation Center for Art and Historic
Artifacts-current projects and systems involving images; the visual
surrogate for access and preservation.
MARGARET BURNS, National Center for Film and Video
Preservation-accessing the moving picture.
MICHAEL JOSEPH, Rutgers University-intellectual access to images and
printing techniques in books.
THE Historical Society of Pennsylvania will host an evening
Saturday, August 7, 1993
JACKIE DOOLEY, Getty Center for the History of Art and the
Humanities-methods of inventory and cataloging of photographic
WILLIAM H. HELFAND, Retired Vice President of Merck, Inc.-current
uses of ephemera; finding images in ephemera.
JENNIFER TRANT, Canadian Centre for Architecture-access to the
documents of architecture.
A closing reception takes place at The Free Library of Philadelphia.
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Registration for the seminar is $150.00.
Limited numbers of dormitory rooms at the University of Pennsylvania
(West Philadelphia) are available to participants who register before
May 15, 1993. Cost of a single air-conditioned room in a
multi-bedroom unit with shared bathroom is $32.00 per person per
night. To reserve a room, please check the dates requested and submit
a check (non-refundable) for the amount due.
If known, please indicate the day and time of arrival:
Bed & Breakfast Center City (215-735-1137) has many listings ranging
in price from $40 to $75 (and up). Please call for arrangements.
Please indicate if you want a list of Center City hotels sent to you.
Please return this form by May 31, 1993 (May 15, for room
reservations) with check payable to the Academy of Natural Sciences
of Philadelphia to:
PACSCL Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
University of Pennsylvania Archives
North Arcade, Franklin Field
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6320
I will be attending the seminar
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