Collection access: Describing, cataloging, and processing with the future in mind
February 1, 2017
Featured speaker, Beth Knazook, Library Juice Academy and Queen’s University
Beth Knazook trained as a photographic preservation specialist at Ryerson University/George Eastman House Museum of Photography, and has worked as the Curatorial Specialist for Ryerson University Library Special Collections and as the Photo Archivist for the Stratford Festival of Canada. She has been involved in a number of digitization and cataloging projects spanning different collections and descriptive standards, and teaches courses on the digitization and description of digital image collections for Library Juice Academy.
She is interested in how varied descriptive practices shape the interactions that researchers and community users have with photographic collections. She is currently working towards her PhD at Queen’s University where her research focuses on the introduction of photographic illustration into Canadian book publishing in the mid-nineteenth century, and the complex relationship that developed between early photography and nineteenth-century print culture.