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Can You Dig It? Diamonds In Your Own Black Yard: Excavating And Preserving Audiovisual Gems Within The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company Records, Yasmin Dessem, Kelly Besser Oct 2016

Can You Dig It? Diamonds In Your Own Black Yard: Excavating And Preserving Audiovisual Gems Within The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company Records, Yasmin Dessem, Kelly Besser

VRA Bulletin

UCLA Library Special Collections is home to the records of the Golden State Mutual (GSM) Life Insurance Company, one of the first Black-owned and operated insurance companies in the country. Among the company’s rich documentation exists a large selection of audiovisual materials that tell a story of African American entrepreneurship and Los Angeles history, and which have recently started being digitized to be made available online through generous grant funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation.


Who’S Afraid Of The Big, Bad Uktena Monster? Subject Cataloging For Images, Karen L. Kessel M.A. May 2016

Who’S Afraid Of The Big, Bad Uktena Monster? Subject Cataloging For Images, Karen L. Kessel M.A.

VRA Bulletin

This article describes the difference between cataloging images and cataloging books, the obstacles to including subject data in image cataloging records and how these obstacles can be overcome to make image collections more accessible. I call for participants to help create a subject authority reference resource for non-Western art. This article is an expanded and revised version of a presentation for the 2016 Joint ARLIS/VRA conference in Seattle.


Building A Statewide Archival Collaborative: The California State University Japanese American Digitization Project, Gregory L. Williams, Sue Tyson, Maureen Burns Dec 2015

Building A Statewide Archival Collaborative: The California State University Japanese American Digitization Project, Gregory L. Williams, Sue Tyson, Maureen Burns

VRA Bulletin

This article summarizes the goals, processes, and experiences to date of a California State University Japanese American Digitization project. The Archives and Special Collections on 15 CSU campuses are identifying important Japanese American historical materials; digitizing and describing them at the item level; and, making them searchable, discoverable, and accessible on a central website that is readily available to scholars, students, and interested citizens throughout the United States and world-wide. Digital technology is bringing the geographically disparate CSU collections together in one online location, where additional contextual information and extended resources provide researchers with rich opportunities for finding and interpreting ...


The Carberry Collection: Transformation And Discoverability, Jane Darcovich Jan 2015

The Carberry Collection: Transformation And Discoverability, Jane Darcovich

VRA Bulletin

The Carberry Collection of Caribbean Studies, comprised of many out-of-print and rare first edition volumes by Caribbean authors held in the Special Collections Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), is a key resource for the study of the Caribbean diaspora during the second half of the twentieth century. The collection has benefitted from both extensive outreach and digital exposure, including a project to digitize the fragile book jackets and subsequently make these images available through three online databases. The UIC Library has just joined the Digital Library of the Caribbean and the collection of book jacket images ...


Special Bulletin #15: Finding And Cataloging Images Of Native American Art Jan 2009

Special Bulletin #15: Finding And Cataloging Images Of Native American Art

VRA Bulletin

The purpose of this special bulletin on Native American art is to provide sources for images that express Native American culture for use in teaching and lecturing and reference materials that will make it possible to identify, describe and catalog the works accurately and consistently. The components include a general chronology with a list of major sites and styles that distinguish each geographic region with accompanying maps, some general principles that illuminate the imagery employed, and a suggested core list of visual resource components for an introductory survey course in Native American art and culture. The bulletin aims to be ...