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Subject: Digital imaging workshop

Digital imaging workshop

From: Anne R. Kenney <ark3>
Date: Friday, December 23, 1994
Cornell University Department of Preservation and Conservation is
considering offering summer workshops on the use of digital image
technology for preservation and access.  These would be based on the
series of one-week training seminars for preservation administrators
that Cornell is currently conducting with funding from the New York
State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research
Materials. Cornell wishes to determine the extent of interest of members
of the research library and archival community in attending such a
workshop in the summer of 1995.

The intensive training program will combine the practical with the
theoretical, and introduce participants to the vocabulary of digital
technology, the components of imaging systems and their attendant costs,
factors affecting image quality and the longevity of digital
information, and access-related issues. Through a series of informal
presentations/discussions, demonstrations, hands-on exercises using
materials from their own collections, and an extensive training
notebook, participants will gain an understanding of how the various
approaches to digital imaging (binary, grayscale, color) affect the
capture of the range of paper-and film-based materials found in research
libraries. Although the workshop will cover major issues associated with
digital imaging, its primary focus will be on the use of this emerging
technology for preservation reformatting.

Since 1990, Cornell has been a leader in investigating the use of
digital image technology for preservation and access.  With support from
the Commission on Preservation and Access, New York State, the Culpeper
Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Xerox
Corporation, and Sun Microsystems, Inc., Cornell has undertaken a series
of projects to record research library materials as digital images and
to produce high quality paper and microfilm replacements.  The projects
also investigated the role of digital technology in providing networked
access to library and archival resources.

It is anticipated that the fee for this workshop would be $1,000 plus
transportation and living expenses.  Enrollment will be limited to 15
participants per workshop.

I would be interested in hearing from those with an interest in
attending this workshop.  Please reply directly to me, not the listserv,
*By January 10, 1995*, with the following information:

    Institution and current position:
    Phone Number:
    Email address:
    Experience with imaging projects:

Anne R. Kenney
Associate Director
Department of Preservation and Conservation
Cornell University
ark3 [at] cornell__edu

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:49
                Distributed: Tuesday, December 27, 1994
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Received on Friday, 23 December, 1994

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