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Prints & photographs online catalog.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, 1998-

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General Note:
The Prints & Photographs Division began cataloging pictures with electronic viewing copies in 1984 as part of the Library's Optical Disk Pilot Program. The records for these initial videodisc collections were migrated to SCORPIO in 1993, with additional videodisc collections for the prototype "One Box Catalog." In 1996, digital images replaced the videodiscs. In 1998, the Prints & Photoraphs Online Catalog (PPOC) began as an internet, Web-based catalog using Inquery software.
Summary, etc.:
The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship. The collections of the Prints & Photographs Division include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people.
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Description based on contents viewed January 22, 2020; title from web page.
Subject: Library of Congress > Art collections > Catalogs.
Prints, American > 19th century > Catalogs.
Prints, American > 20th century > Catalogs.
Photographs > 19th century > Catalogs.
Photographs > 20th century > Catalogs.

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