Images as Research Data and the Role of the Information Professional

  • Jasmine E. Burns


The goal of this paper is twofold: first to define “research data” in a humanities context through a discussion of the ways in which humanities researchers create and aggregate image collections, and second to address the processes by which academic libraries and information professionals can play an active role in supporting the treatment and perception of images as research data. Much of what the author discusses in this capacity can be applied across the Visual Resources community, regardless of departmental affiliation.

This article has undergone a double-blind peer review process.

Author Biography

Jasmine E. Burns

Jasmine Burns is the Visual Resources Metadata Librarian, Cornell University Library.

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