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Microfilming workshops

From: Karen Motylewski <nedcc>
Date: Monday, March 14, 1994
Preservation Microfilming Workshops presented by Northeast Document
Conservation Center:

1. Evaluating Microfilm Quality: a workshop presented by Northeast
Document Conservation Center, New York State Library, and New York State
Archives and Records Administration; on May 6, 1994; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm;
at the New York State Library, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY;
price $60.  Contact: Gail Pfeifle, NEDCC 508 470-1010.

What should be looked for when inspecting and evaluating the film from a
preservation microfilming project?  Whether you selected an outside
vendor or did the filming yourself, the film should be inspected to
insure that it meets all appropriate standards.  This hands-on workshop
will show administrators and staff how to review and inspect the final
product and make sure that it meets preservation standards.  the
workshop will touch briefly on document quality, and how it relates to
film; bibliographic control, including targeting; plus the actual
filming process, and the decisions that the technicians need to make.
Topics that will be covered in more depth will include current standards
for preservation microfilm and key elements in evaluating the finished

    Presented by: Shawne Diaz Cressman, Microfilming Production
    Coordinator, Northeast Document Conservation Center James Lane,
    Associate Librarian, Preservation Unit, New York State Library Steve
    Dalton, Director of Reprographic Services, Northeast Document
    Conservation Center

2. On May 16-18, 1994; Seattle, WA at the Suzzallo Library, University
of Washington.  Price $150.  Contact: Gail Pfeifle, NEDCC 508 470-1010


3. On June 7-9, 1994; Des Moines, IA at the State Historical Society of
Iowa, Price $150.  Contact: Gail Pfeifle, NEDCC 508 470-1010.

The purpose of NEDCC's training program on preservation microfilming is
to facilitate the national preservation effort to microfilm brittle
books and other research materials.  The program is designed to train
project administrators in research institutions to plan, implement, and
manage filming projects.  This is NOT a technician training program.

Participants will learn skills for planning preservation microfilming
projects; for selecting materials for filming; for developing
specification; and for writing contracts with vendors.  Instruction will
focus on compliance with national standards for producing preservation
microfilm and on quality control.  The program will include hands-on
experience in inspection and quality control procedures and will give
participants a concrete benchmark for evaluating the quality of work.
It will address how to select and evaluate a vendor of preservation
microfilming services as well as going into depth on how to manage
outside contracts.

    Presented by: Andrew Raymond, Regional Advisory Officer, New York
    State Archives Bob Mottice, manager, Quality control, University
    Microfilms International Steve Dalton, Director of Reprographic
    Services, Northeast Document Conservation Center

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