SESSION 203 - Providing Web Access to Medical and Health-Related Visual Materials for Diverse Users

Aug 12, 2010
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Location: Marriott (Salon 3)

Instructors/Speakers

Timothy Wisniewski (Chair)
Visual Materials Archivist
John Hopkins Medical Institutions
Describing Medical Visual Materials Collections for Online Researchers
Handout

Ginny A. Roth
National Library of Medicine
Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) Online Picture Database

Polina Ilieva, CA
Head of Archives & Special Collections
University of California, San Francisco

Providing Web Access to Medical and Health-Related Visual Materials for Diverse Users

From Vault to Computer Screen: Sharing Moving Image Treasures from the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library with the Whole World

LTDL Multimedia Collection



Description

Speakers discuss how archivists are adapting traditional archival practices such as collection development and description to make health related visual materials collections accessible to diverse groups of users via the Internet. Illustrating the experiences of three different types of repositories, they reflect on the archival value of various types of health-related visual materials and describe strategies for opening these often unprocessed, restricted, or otherwise inaccessible collections to users beyond the traditional archival researcher.

 

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