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1995 National Preservation Office conference

From: Katy Bellingham <k.bellingham>
Date: Friday, November 4, 1994
Preliminary announcement: Second annual conference of the National
Preservation Office

*Multimedia Preservation: Capturing the Rainbow*
27-30 November 1995
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Rationale: Interactive multi-media are like rainbows--perceptible but
not tangible. The only way to reproduce them is understanding how they
are produced. The Australian Government's cultural policy places
considerable emphasis on using multimedia to disseminate information and
culture. It also urges artists to use the new technologies to create
artistic works. The policy also emphasises the role of the Government in
preserving our heritage. As we move toward a global village where
universal access to electronic information is breaking down the
boundaries between traditional libraries, archives, museums and
galleries, how will we ensure that the new form of culture is preserved
for future generations?

How feasible is the idea of digitising the collections of libraries and
archives, and of producing interactive multi-media products to make
accessible the collections in museums and galleries?

Conference Topics:

Among other issues the conference will address

    *   advantages and disadvantages of digitising for preservation

    *   economic issues for electronic conversion programs

    *   incompatibility and longevity of hardware and software

    *   standards for electronic conversion and bibliographic control of
        digitised material

    *   coordinating activities to prevent duplication and to ensure
        uniform standards

    *   copyright and other legal issues

    *   suitability of procedures and standards that are in accord with
        those of other countries

    *   relationships between collecting institutions, their patrons,
        electronic publishers and service bureaux

Conference Activities:

    *   poster sessions. Some people may choose to present material in a
        static display, rather than to deliver an oral presentation at
        the conference. Topics could include case studies, examples of
        inferior quality products, new products, research-in-progress

    *   preconference workshops will be offered on 1) the preservation
        of electronic media, covering management and practical concerns,
        2) using digital technology for preservation reformatting, with
        practical demonstrations.

    *   trade displays and demonstrations

    *   conference dinner

    *   cocktail reception

Expressions Of Interest:
If you are interested in receiving more information about this
conference, please forward the following information to Katy Bellingham
by email: kbelling [at] nla__gov__au, fax: +61-6-273-4493 or regular mail as

Position & Department 
Mailing Address

Post Code

Please indicate if you are interested in:

    *   Receiving the second brochure containing program details,
        registration form and information on accommodation and
        registration costs

    *   Attending the conference

    *   Attending the pre-conference workshops

    *   Presenting a paper

    *   Mounting a poster session

    *   Mounting a trade display

Katy Bellingham
National Preservation Office
National Library of Australia
+61 6 262 1357
Fax: +6 16 273 4493

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:34
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Received on Friday, 4 November, 1994

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