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Subject: Workshop on digital imaging

Workshop on digital imaging

From: Anne R. Kenney <ark3>
Date: Friday, April 5, 1996
Summer 1996 Workshop:
Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives

The Cornell University Library Department of Preservation and
Conservation will offer a week-long workshop on the use of digital
imaging technology in libraries and archives, to be held from July
14-19, 1996 in Ithaca, New York.  Enrollment in this intensive
workshop is limited to sixteen individuals to ensure adequate lab
time for participants.  Below is a description and application form
due May 15, 1996.  The registration fee is $1,350.

This workshop builds on the highly successful 1995-96 series on
Digital Imaging for Preservation and Access, co-sponsored by the
Commission on Preservation and Access, the Gladys Krieble Delmas
Foundation, and the Hewlett-Packard Company.

The workshop is intended for librarians, archivists, records
managers, curators, preservation administrators, and other
information professionals who are responsible for collecting,
preserving, and making accessible documentary materials.  It is
designed as an intensive one-week training program to provide
participants with the means to develop a baseline knowledge about
the use of digital image technology, from conversion to
presentation.  The training will focus on the reformatting of paper-
or film-based library and archival materials and the use of digital
images in a networked environment.

Each workshop will combine the practical with the theoretical.
Participants will be introduced to the vocabulary and concepts of
digital image technology, the components of imaging systems and
their attendant costs, and factors affecting image quality and
throughput.  Through lectures, an extensive training notebook, group
exercises, and six hours of directed lab assignments, participants
will develop the means to select collections for digitization, and
benchmark requirements for conversion and access.

Instructors

    Anne R. Kenney and Stephen Chapman, who co-taught the 1995-96
    series, will serve as the principal faculty.  They will be
    joined by James Reilly, who will present a session on digital
    conversion of photographic materials, and Carl Lagoze, who will
    present a session on indexing and database management.

    Anne R. Kenney is the Associate Director of the Department of
    Preservation and Conservation at Cornell.  Beginning in 1990,
    Kenney has managed and co-managed many of Cornell's digital
    imaging projects.  Kenney is the past president of the Society
    of American Archivists, and serves on the Committee on Image
    Technology of the International Council on Archives.

    Stephen Chapman is a Research Specialist in the Interactive
    Multimedia Group at Cornell, and serves as project liaison in
    the NEH "Digital to COM Project" in the Department of
    Preservation and Conservation.  He co-authored with Anne R.
    Kenney the tutorial, "Digital Resolution Requirements for
    Replacing Text-Based Material: Methods for Benchmarking Image
    Quality," published by the Commission on Preservation and Access
    in April 1995.

    James Reilly, Director, Image Permanence Institute, has been
    designing, executing, and directing research into photographic
    preservation since 1978. He most recently participated in the
    RLG Technical Images Test Project, which investigated how
    various choices in capture, display, compression, and output
    affect image quality for photographic materials.

    Carl Lagoze is a senior software engineer in the Department of
    Computer Science at Cornell.  He is co-developer of Dienst, a
    server protocol developed for the ARPA-sponsored Networked
    Computer Science Technical Report Library (NCSTRL) Project that
    provides Internet access to distributed multi-format document
    collections.  Lagoze's research activities include index and
    database development, and user interface design for browsing,
    searching, and accessing collections.

Application: Enrollment for each workshop is limited to 16
participants.  Send a letter with the following information:

    Name:
    Institution and current position:
    Postal and e-mail addresses:
    Telephone and fax numbers:
    Experience with imaging projects:

Reply To:

    Digital Imaging Workshop
    Department of Preservation and Conservation
    Cornell University Library
    214 John M. Olin Library
    Ithaca, NY  14853-5301

Applications may be sent by e-mail to preserve [at] cornell__edu (Dept. of
reservation and Conservation).

Deadlines

    May 15, 1996.  Application due at Cornell.
    June 15, 1996.  Full registration fee or purchase order due at
        Cornell.

An early expression of interest will be the best guarantee of
acceptance. Notifications of acceptance will be made by May 22,
1996. For Additional Information, Contact:

    preserve [at] cornell__edu
    607-255-9440

Anne R. Kenney
Associate Director
Department of Preservation and Conservation
Cornell University

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