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Subject: Conference on Magnetic Media

Conference on Magnetic Media

From: Lisa Fox <lfox>
Date: Friday, February 19, 1993
"The Magnetic Media Challenge: Preservation of Audio Tape and Videotape
in Libraries and Archives" is the subject of a new national institute to
be held May 21-22, 1993, in Atlanta, Georgia. The program has been
developed by the Association for Library Collections & Technical
Services (ALCTS) Preservation of Library Materials Section, and is
co-sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Society of
American Archivists (SAA), and Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET).

The program is designed for librarians and archivists responsible for
housing, maintaining, and providing access to information stored on
audio tape and videotape. Media center librarians, television news
archivists, and curators of oral history collections will especially
want to attend, along with preservation managers in public libraries,
academic institutions, and archives.

This in-depth program will provide an understanding of the history and
composition of audio and videotape, analysis of analog and digital
technology, and practical recommendations on care and handling, storage
systems, equipment selection and maintenance, staff and user training,
and emerging technologies.

Nationally recognized specialists in magnetic media technology,
preservation, and history will address the institute. Speakers include
Delos Eilers, Professional Audio/Video Products Division of 3-M; Cliff
Kuhn, Associate Director of the Georgia Documentation Project; Frederick
Layn, Ampex Recording Media Corporation; Bill Storm, Belfer Audio
Laboratory and Archive of Syracuse University; Les Waffen, National
Archives and Records Administration; and David Wickstrom, Belfer Audio
Laboratory and Archive of Syracuse University.

This institute has been developed by a planning committee including: Jan
Merrill-Oldham (University of Connecticut), Debra McKern (LC), Jutta
Reed-Scott (ARL), Mark Roosa (Huntington Library), Patricia Smith (Ohio
University), and Chris Paton (Georgia State University).

Registration fees are $145 for ALCTS members, $170 for ALA personal
members, and members of ARL, SAA, and SOLINET; and $205 for non-ALA

Interest in this program (and the other ALCTS offerings this spring) is
so strong that the text of the brochure copy and the registration form
have been placed in ALCTSERV, the fileserver that contains back issues
of AN2 [ALCTS's electronic newsletter], volunteer forms, reports forms,
and other important ALCTS documents.  (To find out all the documents
available, send the following command to LISTSERV@UICVM:  send alcts
filelist   The ALCTS FILELIST contains the list of files with the EXACT
filename and filetype.)

To get the file containing the brochure text for the Magnetic Media
Institute, do one of the following:
         tell listserv@uicvm send MAGMEDIA BROCHURE
or send a note to LISTSERV@UICVM with the text:

This new use of the capabilities of the Internet will help the ALCTS
staff improve service to ALCTS members and others by enabling you to
obtain a copy of the brochure text when you want it, not when it finally
arrives in the mail.  You will also be able to complete and mail your
registration form at your own convenience, though in this case ALCTS
does ask that you follow up with a regular e-mail message, if you have
not received confirmation of your registration--for messages can get
lost on the electronic pathways and systems do go down.

Of course, you may also request hard copy of the brochure from
Yvonne McLean at ALCTS, 800-545-2433, ext. 5032.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 6:47
                 Distributed: Sunday, February 28, 1993
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Received on Friday, 19 February, 1993

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