“Visual Indexes” and Standardized Storage for Large Collections of 35mm Slides

  • Jason Miller University of California, Berkeley
Keywords: 35mm slides, contact sheets, PDF, access, archival processing


35mm slide collections often overwhelm institutions that would like to accept them but do not have resources for item-level cataloging and access. An approach to storage and collection-level access by way of systematic sleeving and photography of groups of slides provides visual access to the image content of slides while maintaining the collection's physical safety. PDF format documents containing images of slide groups allows distribution and remote viewing of collection content without item-level cataloging or in-person physical inspection.

Author Biography

Jason Miller, University of California, Berkeley

Jason Miller is a Librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the College of Environmental Design Visual Resources Center.

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