A model of iterative cataloging for architecture archives in the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB


The Art, Design & Architecture Museum plans to extend an iterative cataloging model, begun in 2012, to provide access to the specific buildings and projects in 30 partially cataloged architecture archives and to give public access to existing digital images. The majority of researchers who contact the Architecture and Design Collection want to know which buildings or projects are represented in an archive and to see images online. Leveraging work completed during our past CLIR grant, which enabled us to create collection-level records for every one archive, we propose adding building/project lists to these preliminary records. A web-based image database will expose existing digital images and related live metadata from Archivist Toolkit.


Digitizing Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded


Year Added



The Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara


  • Dr. Bruce Robertson (Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara)
  • Ms. Jocelyn Gibbs

Date Range

1890 - 1990

Geographic Scope

Southern California


  • 684 Architectural Drawings , Ephemera, Image