TIFFs, JPEGs, and GIFs, Oh my! Working with Digital Photographs

image-comboTIFFs, JPEGs, and GIFs, Oh my! Working with Digital Photographs

Presented by Los Angeles Preservation Network (LAPNet)

Date: Monday, February 13

Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. 9:00 am Registration/coffee & pastries

Location: The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

Roger’s Classroom located in the Steven S. Koblik Education & Visitor Center, 1511 Oxford Road | San Marino, CA 91108 | MAP | Parking is free

Fee: $25

Register online: Eventbrite

Event Description:

From hard drives to providing access, digital photo collections possess a unique range of challenges for their long-term management. This symposium outlines some of the key components of working with the format, beginning with intake and processing, followed by digital care and organization, and finally sharing and promoting curated collections.

Through a series of brief presentations, a panel of digital librarians and photo archivists will walk through the nuts and bolts of topics such as image formats, accessioning, file naming schemes, storage types, metadata, access and outreach.

Geared toward novice practitioners and lone arrangers, attendees will gain knowledge of best practices and resources for managing various digital photograph collections and projects. Individual presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.


  • Jeff Thompson, former Archivist, Twentieth Century Fox Photo Archive/currently Archivist, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


  • Elizabeth Cathcart, Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian, Margaret Herrick Library
  • Christina Rice, Senior Librarian, Photo Collection at Los Angeles Public Library
  • Mary K. Wahl, Digital Services Librarian, California State University, Northridge
  • Dony West, Director, Digital Image Archiving, Paramount Pictures


Space is limited! Please register by February 3 to reserve a seat.

Questions? Please contact lapreservationnetwork@gmail.com


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