Missed the SAA VMS Meeting in Austin?
Here is a link to the one of the presentations: Metadata for Large Institutions
SAA Visual Materials Section Election 2019-2020 Winners
Visual Materials Processing Archivist
Technical Services, Special Collections
Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3930
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Member at Large from 2018 to 2021
Alison Anderson, MLIS, CA
Senior Processing Archivist
Harvard Planning Office
Property Information Resource Center
1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 585
Cambridge, MA 02138
Horblit Project Cataloger
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138
Member at Large from 2019 to 2022
As the Horblit Project Cataloger at Houghton Library at Harvard University, I manage the digitization and cataloging of a large early photography collection. Prior to working at Houghton, I worked as a photograph cataloger and archivist at Schlesinger Library, also at Harvard. Since finishing library school at Simmons, I have been fortunate to focus and develop my expertise working with photograph collections, and I look forward to continuing this work well into the future!
I am running as a candidate for the open Member-at-Large position as I would like to be more involved in our section and SAA. At times I have struggled with the idea that a membership in SAA may not be worth it for someone that only works with visual materials (despite this lovely section). However, as a former Kennedy Library employee, I started thinking about John F. Kennedy’s quotation: “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,” and so I have decided that I should get more involved—and bring more attention to the work we do as professionals describing and cataloging visual materials. As a newer professional, I am excited about this opportunity and I hope that I can serve you in this capacity.
GREAT NEWS! The 2018 Annual Report AND The Spring/Summer 2019 Edition of VIEWS is now online!
Are you a shutterbug?
Want to have one of your favorite images from your institution highlighted on this site?
Email email@example.com and I will put it up!
Minutes from the meeting here: SAA 2018 VMS Minutes
Thanks to everyone that attended!
Minutes of the 2018 Midwinter meeting posted HERE!
Could this scene have taken place in your shop?!?!?!?
Welcome to the website of the Visual Materials Section of the Society of American Archivists. We hope you find this site informative and the resources in it useful. The Visual Materials Section promotes communication among visual materials archivists, and represents and promotes appropriate care, management, and use of visual materials collections to the greater archival community through annual meetings, continuing education programs, publications, our VIEWS Magazine (http://saavms.org/views-archive/) and this web site.
Whether you are a member of the Section or of SAA or not, we welcome your use of this site and your input on what you find here. Get involved with your peers, learn from experienced colleagues, and help others by sharing your wisdom and knowledge. Many hands make light work, and bouncing ideas around as we do both in our meetings and via our online lists can very often produce amazing results, creative solutions, and efficiently and effectively round up information that would be impossible to assemble otherwise. Collectively we are more powerful than the sum of our individual parts.
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And if you have questions about who we are and what we do, please contact any of our 2017-2018 Steering Committee!