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[BKARTS] Standardizing Format for Slide Labels



Thanks to the American Print Alliance for posting guidelines developed by
slide librarians at college and university libraries and in use at the
Library of Congress. At their website, a photo clearly shows correct
placement.
<http://www.printalliance.org/library/li_labels.html>

Format for Slide Labels

TOP FRONT:
*   artist's name (last name, comma, first name)
*   title of work
*   date of work (year)
LOWER FRONT
*   dimensions of the image (height x width x depth)
*   specific technique (e.g. etching and aquatint, not "print")
LOWER LEFT CORNER FRONT
*    a red dot

TOP BACK
*   artist's name (last name, comma, first name) and address
LOWER BACK
*   telephone or e-mail should be on a label on the back.

"The DOT (red dots are easy to see, but you can be creative and use blue,
green, whatever) goes in the lower left corner when the image is upright.
When slides are correctly oriented in a carousel, the dots will be visible
(in the upper right corners) and the projectionist can quickly confirm that
all are in place correctly. Arrows along the side or top disappear into the
slot and can't be seen. On the other hand, the artist's name also disappears
into the slot, which is fine if the juror for a contest is looking at the
image and not supposed to be influenced by the artist's name.
Many slide libraries also use a top line or color code to indicate the
cabinet or category (a quick way to sort Pre-Columbian Art from 19th century
Painting), then continue with the standard label. If you don't use this
format, don't complain when your slides are never used because they couldn't
be found, having been filed under J, L, F and U (John, Landscape with trees,
Figure study #3 and Untitled) instead of Doe, John."
© 1999-2003 American Print Alliance. All Rights Reserved Worldwide

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