TITLE: Diving Deep in a Pool of Pictures: Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
SPEAKER: Helena Zinkham
EVENT DATE: 05/08/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 73 minutes
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Prints and Photographs Division staff provide an overview of the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC), highlighting features researchers have found useful for discovering, analyzing, and sharing pictures from the Division's collections. In addition to introduction by Chief Helena Zinkham, speakers are Barbara Orbach Natanson, Head, Prints and Photographs Reading Room; Kit Arrington, Digital Library Specialist; Kristi Finefield, Reference Librarian; Phil Michel, Digital Library Coordinator; Jeff Bridgers, Automated Reference Specialist; and Greg Marcangelo, Cataloging Specialist.
Speaker Biography: Helena Zinkham is chief of the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress. Zinkham joined the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division in 1984, working on the Videodisc Project, precursor to the division's popular online catalog (PPOC) at www.loc.gov/pictures/. In 1991, she was appointed head of the Technical Services Section. Under her direction, the division has improved direct public access to the Library's visual collections through the continuous expansion of digital-image programs and participation in the Flickr Commons project, which has made photographs accessible to millions of Web 2.0 users around the world.
SERIES: Digital Future and You