Provenance, Journal of the Society of Georgia Archivists
graphic materials, visual materials, archives, finding aids, captioning
This article describes an Illinois State University Research Grant funded project which created newspaper style captions and controlled vocabulary terms for visual materials. These materials were not intended to be digitized, and a guide separate from the finding was created including that metadata to improve access. The collection described consisted of materials donated by Lois Lenski, who donated her collection to institutions across the United States. Student workers were hired with grant funds to provide the metadata, and difficulties, successes, and outcomes encountered during the project are described.
Willey, Eric, "Using Captions and Controlled Vocabulary to Describe Visual Materials as an Alternative to Digitization" (2020). Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library. 112.