Seeing the Bigger Picture: Archival Description of Visual Information

Seeing the Bigger Picture: Archival Description of Visual Information by Alyssa Carver

Description is an essential library service of which reads may be unaware. The catalouge reveals where the desired item is; the item is retrieved. That seems easy. But the description of materials in special collections is often more complex, and sometimes even the fundamental nomenclature indicating what an item is can be difficult to identify.

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