Ann Whiteside honored for SAHARA

Ann Whiteside (librarian and assistant dean for information resources) was awarded the Nancy De Laurier Award from the Visual Resources Association on March 13th. The award honors an achievement of global significance for the image community, the SAHARA digital archive of architectural images.

The SAHARA project was developed by the Society of Architectural Historians in collaboration with ARTstor. SAHARA was envisioned as a user contributed, peer reviewed online image archive for teaching and research about the built environment. Ann Whiteside served as initial project director of SAHARA from 2008-2011.

Elisa Lanzi and Jackie Spafford, members of the VRA stated that “SAHARA is the culmination of Ann’s long-term commitment to fostering a professional environment where the architecture community works together to share high quality meaningful images accompanied by rich metadata.”

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