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Program on preservation of magnetic media

From: Karen Motylewski <nedcc>
Date: Thursday, September 1, 1994
The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) will present a
one-day program on preservation of magnetic media--videotape, tape
recordings, and computer records--from 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, October
1, 1994.  The program will take place at the Connecticut Historical
Society, One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, Connecticut.  It is presented
in partnership with the Connecticut State Library and NELINET.

With strategies in place for saving brittle books and paper, magnetic
media have become the current preservation frontier.  This program will
introduce concepts and techniques of preserving fragile videotape, audio
tape, and computer tapes and discs.  It will provide practical tactics
for librarians, archivists, and others with responsibility for extending
the life expectancy of these formats, either as archival records or
items for frequent access and use.

The deadline for registration is September 22, 1994.  The fee is $75.00,
which will cover lunch, breaks, and informational materials.  Payment
should be sent with the registration form to Beth Patkus, Northeast
Document Conservation Center, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA
01810-1494.  Make checks payable to Northeast Document Conservation
Center.  For further information call Beth Patkus at 508-470-1010.

Partial funding for this program is provided by the National Endowment
for the Humanities (NEH) and the Connecticut State Library membership in


 9:15 -  9:20    Welcome

 9:20 -  9:40    Magnetic Media: A Preservation Challenge
                 Lisa Fox, Preservation Consultant, Atlanta, Georgia

 9:40 -  10:00   The Nature of Magnetic Media
                 Karen Motylewski, Director of Field Service, Northeast
                 Document Conservation Center, Andover, Massachusetts

10:00 -  10:45   Preserving Magnetic Media:  Theory
                 Lisa Fox

10:45 - 11:00    Break

11:00 - 12:00    The Challenge of Videotape Preservation
                 James A. Lindner, President and Founder, VidiPax, New
                 York, New York

12:00 - 12:45    Lunch (provided)

12:45 -  1:45    Magnetic Sound Recordings: Insuring Preservation and
                 Jim Farrington, Music Librarian and Director, World
                 Music Archives, Wesleyan University, Middletown,

 1:45 -  2:25    Electronic Records--Preserving the Medium or the
                 Tom Ruller, Associate Archivist, Center for Electronic
                 Records, New York State Archives, Albany, New York

 2:25 -  2:45    Break

 2:45 -  3:45    Preserving Magnetic Media:  Practice
                 Gerald Gibson, Head, Curatorial Section, Motion
                 Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division,
                 Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

 3:45 -  4:30    Emergency Planning for Magnetic Media Collections
                 Lisa Fox

 4:30 -  5:00    Remaining questions

Karen Motylewski
Director of Field Service
Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover, MA 01810
Fax: 508-475-6021

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