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Thursday, March 13 • 9:05am - 10:25am
Slide / Transitional Media Special Interest Group

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What should the VRA’s response be to the mass disposal of 35mm slide collections? Although the Visual Resources Association has successfully transitioned to fully employing digital technology, if any organization should advocate for the 35mm slide that has reached obsolescence with too few preservation plans in place, shouldn't it be VRA? What can VRA do to support the organization’s membership who have been the traditional stewards of this material? For example, might a white paper, task force, or working group be able to tackle the issues and provide web site links or other resources as a public service? Are there collaborative opportunities to work in tandem with other professional organizations? Should VRA consider grants to develop substantive hands-on projects to digitize, catalog, and preserve slides? Should VRA provide practical information on how to appraise, weed, conserve, preserve, or dispose of such collections? Should VRA advocate for preserving endangered 35mm slide material that is of contextual, institutional, and/or scholarly value? What other actions might be appropriate during this transitional time?  This meeting will address these important questions.

Thursday March 13, 2014 9:05am - 10:25am
Charles I Room, 7th floor Pfister Hotel, 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI

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