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Tuesday, March 26 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Material and Object Collections Special Interest Group Meeting

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CO-ORGANIZERS:
  • Allan Kohl, Librarian, Visual Resources and Library Instruction,  Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Jackie Spafford, Image Resources Curator, University of California, Santa Barbara

MODERATOR:
  • Allan Kohl, Librarian, Visual Resources and Library Instruction,  Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Materials-based collections represent a challenging new mode of information management in terms of subject specialization, physical description and accommodation, and institutional mission. The goal of this SIG is to facilitate open discussion of Material and Object Collections and their relationship to various library/visual resources tasks. The Material and Object Collections SIG would provide an opportunity for individuals working with a variety of materials and objects collections - including those that support art and art history courses, those that support architecture and design courses, and those in cultural heritage organizations - to share ideas, issues, and potential solutions in regard to tasks similar to common library/visual resources activities (including cataloging, documentation, staffing, outreach), as well as more specialized concerns relating to the management of physical objects (security, storage and retrieval, the design of user spaces, etc.). By providing an opportunity for participants to share brief introductions and profiles of their collections, we hope to encourage networking and exchange information about sources for specialized items; to display sample items; and to provide examples of successful solutions to typical problems. Our long-range goal would be to foster an ongoing support group that would be of particular benefit to those professionals who are in the beginning stages of building or organizing physical collections.


Tuesday March 26, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Golden State Ballroom II, Banquet Level DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, 120 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA

Attendees (27)