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Subject: Digital imaging of newspapers

Digital imaging of newspapers

From: Alan Howell <ahowell>
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 1996
I am preparing a talk on the digital imaging of newspapers for
presentation at the IFLA Round Table on Newspapers (29 August 1996,
Beijing).

To bring the talk and paper up to date I want to include example
projects where institutions and/or companies are digitally imaging
newspapers for preservation and/or access. I am interested in both
direct imaging and imaging via an intermediary medium such as
microfilm.

I already have details from the Cons DistList archives, Commission
on Preservation and Access publications (including Project Open
Book), projects described in "Digital Imaging Technology for
Preservation (Elkington 1994)" and "Preservation of electronic
formats & electronic formats for preservation (Mohlenrich 1993)",
the Library of Congress and Cornell RFPs and the project in which I
am involved in Australia (http://www.nla.gov.au/ferg/fergproj.html).

I would be pleased to here from other individuals, institutions or
companies with whom I could correspond by email over the next few
weeks about the following topics in which they have experience in
choosing and implementing requirements for resolution, bit-depth,
compression method(s), image-file-format(s), header contents,
metadata, delivery mechanisms (particularly by the WWW), printing,
image enhancement and intermediary media such as microfilm.

Please respond to me directly. I will post a summary of results (if
any) to Cons DistList  and acknowledge all contributions in my IFLA
talk and paper, which will be made available in due course.

Alan Howell
Preservation Manager
State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
+61 2 230 1679
Fax: +61 2 232 4816

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