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Subject: PARS session on creating and managing digital collections

PARS session on creating and managing digital collections

From: Ann Olszewski <presvmgr1>
Date: Friday, June 21, 1996
"Creating and managing digital collections" is the general theme of
the PARS discussion group/PARS-CMDS (Preservation and Reformatting
Section/Collection Management and Development Section, American
Library Association)discussion group combined meeting on Sunday,
July 7, 8:00 - 9:30 AM, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the Louis XVI
E Room. Guest speakers will talk informally, answer questions, and
join in the discussion.

Elizabeth Roderick, Assistant Director, Library Development and
Networking Division of the Library of Virginia, and Sandeep Somaiya
of the VTLS imaging group, will talk about their experiences
"building" the Library of Virginia Digital Collections. The LVA
Digital Initiative Web site includes  electronic finding aids, and
two sizeable digital image collections.  The U. S. Army photograph
collection of more than 3,500 JPEG images is linked to a keyword
searchable database. The Virginia Colonial Records project links
digital images of 14,704 survey reports to an electronic index of
more than 300,000 entries. Subject access is through at VTLS search
engine. (Web site address for the collection is

Perry Willett of Indiana University will share his perspective on
the challenges of managing electronic text collections. Electronic
resources present problems of format, audience, accuracy, interface,
compatibility and support in ways that have not yet been
standardized or routinized as they have for printed materials.

Bring your coffee and questions. The meeting will end at 9:30 to
dovetail with the PARS program "Digital Preservation: Building an
Access Infrastructure," also in the Waldorf-Astoria.

Ann Olszewski
Preservation Librarian
Cleveland Public Library
(PARS discussion group co-chair)

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:2
                   Distributed: Monday, June 24, 1996
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Received on Friday, 21 June, 1996

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