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PARS/CMDS program on digital imaging

From: Andrew Hart <ash12>
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 1995
PARS/CMDS (Preservation and Reformatting Section/Collection
Management and Development Section, ALA) Program at ALA 1995 Annual
Conference in Chicago
Enhancing Preservation *and* Access: Selection for Digital
Monday, June 26, 1995
2:00 - 4:00

Digital imaging technology offers great promise for improving
management, access, and preservation of endangered research
materials.  This forum will focus on issues influencing the
selection of materials for digital conversion.  What are the
characteristics of materials which lend themselves to scanning?
What anticipated uses of materials are enhanced by scanning as a
reformatting option?

Speaking from case studies of current scanning projects, the
following panelists will explore related issues and suggest
preliminary answers to these fundamental questions.

    Janet Gertz, Director for Preservation, Columbia University
    "Selection for Preservation of Illustrated Texts: A Digital

    Paul Conway, Head, Preservation Department, Yale University
    "Selecting Microfilm for Digital Preservation: A Case Study from
    Project Open Book"

    Richard Entlich, Preservation Librarian and Full-Text Genre
    Specialist, Mann Library, Cornell University "Preserving Core
    Literature: Suitable for Scanning?"

Andrew Hart

                   Conservation DistList Instance 9:2
                  Distributed: Saturday, June 17, 1995
                        Message Id: cdl-9-2-005
Received on Tuesday, 13 June, 1995

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