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Thursday, April 25 • 8:30am - 5:30pm
Photographing Photographs?: Considerations when Taking Digital Images of Images

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Instructors:

Anne Blecksmith, Head of Digital Services, Getty Research Institute

Tracey Schuster, Head of Photo Archive Services, Getty Research Institute

Teresa Soleau, Digital Library Specialist, Getty Research Institute

Staff of Digital Services, Getty Research Institute

Photograph archives and digital collections share many commonalities; however, despite their apparent overlaps, they are not transposable. Largely focused on imaging and digital preservation, standards for the digitization of photographs are multifarious and have been through many versions and interpretations. Authored by the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz in 2009 and signed by almost 800 international institutions, the Florence Declaration, was drafted to define high-level objectives for the representation and preservation of analog photograph collections together with their digital counterparts, not only as objects and assets, but also for their material and research values. Although the objectives in the declaration will serve as a guide, the workshop will provide a walk-though of digitization workflows from selection to preparation and capture to ingest; explore possibilities to structure and represent photographic collections in digital form for research and discovery; and will provide participants the opportunity to pose questions. Questions might include: What promise does digitization hold for online representation of these historic media? How does digitization compliment content and preservation (analog and digital)? Are there more innovative ways to explore photograph collections in digital repositories? What does the future hold for these collections? Selected photograph collections at the Getty Research Institute will be compared to their counterparts the digital repository. Visits to photography studios and a demonstration of the digitization process (selection, preparation, capture and ingest) will be given to participants in this hands-on workshop.

The workshop will take place at the Getty Research Institute. Workshop participants will travel to and from the Getty on the same bus with the Getty Center Tour participants making the duration of the day 8:30 am - 5:30 pm. The workshop will be 10:15 am - 2:00 pm (three hours with a lunch break). There will be time after the workshop for an optional Research Library tour or free time on your own. 

Maximum Participants: 15

Fee: $65

Transportation: Participants will meet in the Sheraton Hotel Lobby at 8:20am. Hired busses depart at 8:30am from the Sheraton main entrance on Cordova Street. If arriving to and/or departing from the Getty Center by your own means of transportation and will not travel with group, please contact Sarah Sherman ssherman@getty.edu. Specific instructions were provided via e-mail to those who registered for this workshop. If questions, please ask at Registration/Hospitality Desk.


Thursday April 25, 2013 8:30am - 5:30pm
Getty Research Institute Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90049

Attendees (17)