Saturday, February 24, 2007

Online Gallery of AIDS Posters

The UCLA Lousie M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections Division has launched its AIDS Posters collection online, which consists of images of and information about posters that were issued by a variety of institutions in numerous countries (including the United States) to educate people about HIV/AIDS. Users may search this digital library by keyword, perform an advanced search for keyword, title, description, creator, country, and/or subject, or browse by country, subject, creator, or title. Users may also register with the site in order to create a virtual collection of saved poster images for later reference. Each image is accompanied by a record with details on the above-listed search fields, as well as the current location of the poster, dimensions, date, subjects, notes, and inscription. Copyright status is also provided to inform how a poster image may be used. The only addition I'd like to see is an option to search/browse by year and decade, which might be useful for examining how this type of material has changed over time.

(found via Our Bodies, Our Blog)


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