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April 18, 2002

Welcome and Introductions (15 minutes)
Rachel Howard, Kody Janney, Mary Montgomery
Crossing Organizational Boundaries Project Staff

What is a photograph and what isn't? (30 minutes)
Howard Giske, Curator of Photography, Museum of History & Industry
Howard Giske has been a part of MOHAI's photo library for more than 20 years, and is a respected authority on local history, historic photographs, digitization, photo sales, and image licensing. He is selecting one-third of the 4,000 images MOHAI will contribute to the Crossing Organizational Boundaries project.

Conservation and Preservation Issues (30 minutes)
Rod Slemmons, Instructor, University of Washington School of Art and Graduate Museum Studies
Rod Slemmons compiled the REM Database of photo collections in King County. He was formerly Photo Curator, Seattle Art Museum and Chief Curator, MOHAI, and recently curated the Captured Time: Photographic Moments of Discovery in the Northwest exhibit at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. He is involved in the restoration of negatives at the Seattle City Archives, and serves on the Crossing Organizational Boundaries Advisory Committee.

  1. Beyond the Shoebox (136kb PDF*)
  2. Archives Philosophy (71kb PDF*)

Selecting Images for the Website (45 minutes)
Carolyn Marr, Librarian, Museum of History & Industry
Carolyn Marr is well known in the Pacific Northwest as an authority on local history, Native American culture, and on the photo collections held by MOHAI. She is selecting two-thirds of the 4,000 images MOHAI will contribute to the Crossing Organizational Boundaries project.

Nicolette Bromberg, Photographs and Graphics Curator, Manuscripts, Special Collections, University Archives division, University of Washington Libraries
Nicolette Bromberg has been as a photo archivist for the past 20 years. She selected the collections to target for the UW Libraries' contribution of 4,000 images to the Crossing Organizational Boundaries project.

  1. Dating Photographs by Format and Technology (100kb PDF*)

BREAK (15 minutes)

Rights and Permissions (30 minutes)
Dana Bostrom, Software Technology Manager, University of Washington
Dana Bostrom is an information professional specializing in intellectual property management relating to digital media.

    Information related to Digital Imaging and Copyright:
  1. Presentation: Rights in Images (180kb PDF*)
  2. Web Resource links:

Scanning Preparation and Demonstration (15 minutes)
Theo Gerontakos, Rachel Howard, Julie Kerssen
Crossing Organizational Boundaries Project Staff

  1. Image Scanning Preparation (140kb PDF*)
  2. Metadata Samples (302kb PDF*)

QUESTIONS (30 minutes)

* Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader available for free download at Adobe's website

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