Welcome to the Visual Materials Section Cataloging and Access Roundtable (VMCAR)!
The purpose of VMCAR is to provide a forum at each SAA annual meeting for archivists and others working with visual collections to discuss cataloging and access issues including - but not limited to - description methods, digitization, cataloging tools and standards, and other esoteric topics.
We have included on these pages links to the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and our parent group, the Visual Materials (VM) Section of SAA. Here also are links for joining this Roundtable and subscribing to the VMCAR list. You may also take a look at our current officers, read the minutes of past meetings, and look at a list of links to image cataloging resources.
VMCAR is also an ongoing contributor to the Visual Materials (VM) Section's newsletter Views, where we have a column, "Voices from VMCAR," dedicated to VMCAR member projects and contributions.
We are always looking for great interviewees for this column! Please send us an email if you would like to contribute.
Take a look at the latest issues below:
March 2016: Emily Hikes, Globe Collection and Press
July 2015: Heather Potter, Filson Historical Society
March 2015: Adrienne Evans & Alice Carver-Kubik, Image Permanence Institute
Please take a moment to locate and verify your membership information. We would like to have accurate information by August for the Society of American Archivists Annual Conference. If you would like changes made, please contact Shannon Erb, current chair for the Roundtable.
In future, we will be adding links to collections of image materials, exhibitions, and sites related to cataloging and access. Bookmark this page now as you will want to return regularly!