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Subject: Workshop on scanning

Workshop on scanning

From: Gail Pfeifle <nedcc>
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 1996
School for Scanning: Working in A Digital World
A Seminar Presented By The National Park Service and the
Northeast Document Conservation Center
at the Smithsonian Institution
September 11-13, 1996

What is the School for Scanning? A seminar that will take the
mystery out of digital technology while training participants in:

    Digital Technology: How it Works
    Digital Jargon: What It Means
    File Formats: What Are They
    Content Selection for Digitization
    Legal Issues: An Overview
    Text and Image Scanning
    Quality Control and Costs
    Maximizing the Life of Digital Media
    Digital Preservation: Fact or Fiction
    World Wide Web Publications
    CD-ROM Publications
    Digital Projects: How to Manage Them

Who Should Attend?  Cultural and natural resources managers who need
to know more about the technical, legal, and preservation issues
posed by digital scanning, the World Wide Web, and CD-ROMs.  If you
are an archivist, curator, interpreter, librarian, historic
preservation specialist, registrar, or other cultural or natural
resource manager, you will be interested in attending the School for
Scanning.  No prior knowledge of digital media is required.

When and Where Will It Be?  The School for Scanning will be offered
September 11-13, 1996 at the Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum
of American History, The Smithsonian Institution, 14th and
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20560.

Who Are the Faculty?  Howard Besser, University of California at
Berkeley; Paul Conway, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University;
Steve Dalton, NEDCC; Carl Fleischhauer, National Digital Library,
Library of Congress; Henry Kelly, the Government Office of
Technology Policy; Steve Puglia, National Archives and Records
Administration; and Jim Reilly, Image Permanence Institute.

Who Are the Seminar Co-sponsors?  The National Park Service is
sponsoring this event and providing speakers through the joint
efforts of the Interpretive Program and the Museum Management
Program.  The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), a
nonprofit regional conservation center that receives funding from
the National Endowment for the Humanities, is managing the seminar.
The Smithsonian Institution is providing facilities and speakers.
The Getty Art History Information Program is providing a speaker and

What Does the Seminar Cost?  The fee for the School for Scanning
seminar is $150; there will be a limited number of free slots
available to National Park Service staff.  All participants will
also be responsible for all their travel, lodging, and meal costs.

How Do I Register?  Space is limited.  Registration will be accepted
on a first-come-first-served basis.  Registration materials,
including the full agenda, will be mailed in June.  For information,
    Gail Pfeifle
    100 Brickstone Square
    Andover, MA
    508 470- 1010
    Fax: 508 475-6021
    nedcc [at] world__std__com

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:1
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 19, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-10-1-008
Received on Tuesday, 11 June, 1996

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