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RLG Archives Microfilming Manual Library of Congress work on digital imaging

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 1994
The following appeared in ALCTS Network News Volume 8, Number 5,
September 9, 1994:

    Nancy E. Elkington has edited the _RLG Archives Microfilming
    Manual_, the first publication of its kind to address
    comprehensively the many issues involved in preserving manuscripts
    and other archival materials on microfilm. Based on RLG's earlier
    manual, the _RLG Preservation Microfilming Handbook_ (1992), which
    provides guidelines for filming monographs and serials, the new
    manual applies and adapts principles from the 1992 manual to
    archival preservation and examines in depth the special problems
    involved in selecting, preparing, filming, and providing access to
    archival materials being preserved on microfilm. It is available for
    $45.00 plus shipping and handling from Distribution Services Center,
    The Research Libraries Group, 1200 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA
    94041-1100 or by e-mail to BL.DSC [at] RLG__STANFORD__EDU. The fax number
    is 415-964-0943.

    The Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress has
    contracted with Picture Elements Incorporated for consulting
    services to work toward resolving preservation issues related to the
    use of digital imaging technology in libraries and archives. The
    project will develop a database for captured images for purposes of
    comparison and evaluation; develop various approaches to image
    capture and compression for representative materials from LC's print
    and pictorial collections; develop a methodology for evaluating
    image quality based on compression; provide programming to support
    interchange and interface needs; and develop standards-based
    approaches to the development of a proposed preservation file
    format. A report summarizing findings and recommendations is being
    prepared. Contact Basil Manns at 202-707-5213.

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