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Subject: Workshop on scanning

Workshop on scanning

From: Gay Tracy <tracy>
Date: Thursday, January 28, 1999
School for Scanning: Chicago
Issues of Preservation and Access for Paper-Based Collections
Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center
At the Chicago Historical Society
Clark Street at North Avenue
Chicago, IL
June 2-4, 1999

The conference is funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  It is cosponsored by
The Getty Information Institute, the Chicago Historical Society, the
National Park Service.

What is the School for Scanning?  This conference provides a
rationale for the use of digital technology by managers of
paper-based collections in cultural institutions.  Specifically, it
equips participants to discern the applicability of digital
technology in their given circumstances and prepares them to make
critical decisions regarding management of digital projects.
Although technical issues will be addressed, this is not a
technician training program.  Conference content will include:

    Developing Institutional Infrastructures to Support Digital
    Content Selection for Digitization
    Text and Image Scanning
    Quality Control and Costs
    Copyright, Fair Use, and Other Legal Issues Surrounding Digital
    The Essentials of Metadata
    Digital Preservation: Theory and Reality
    Maximizing the Utility of Digital Information

Who Should Attend?  Administrators within cultural institutions, as
well as librarians, archivists, curators, and other cultural or
natural resource managers dealing with paper-based collections,
including photographs, will find the School for Scanning conference
highly relevant and worthwhile. Since the complexion of this
conference evolves with the technology, it would be beneficial to
attend even if you have participated in a previous School for
Scanning.  An audience of 150 or more attendees is expected.

Faculty:  Steve Dalton, NEDCC; Howard Besser, UCLA; Steve Chapman,
Harvard University; Paul Conway, Yale University Library; Matthew
Cook, Chicago Historical Society; Richard Ekman, The Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation; Franziska Frey, Image Permanence Institute; Anne
Gilliland-Swetland, UCLA; Melissa Smith Levine, Library of Congress;
Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information; Wendy Lougee,
University of Michigan; Jan Merrill-Oldham, Harvard University; Marc
Pachter, Smithsonian Institution; John Price-Wilkin, University of
Michigan; Steve Puglia, National Archives and Records
Administration; Bernard Reilly, Chicago Historical Society; Abby
Smith, Council on Library and Information Resources; Roy Tennant,
University of California at Berkeley and Diane Vogt-O'Connor,
National Park Service.

Cost:  The cost of the conference is $265 for early bird
registration, post marked by April 14, 1999, and $335 for late
registration, deadline May 12, 1999.  Participants will also be
responsible for all their travel and lodging costs.  Registration
applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information or to request a flier, a copy of the flier is
posted on NEDCC's web site at <URL:> or contact

    Gay Tracy
    Northeast Document Conservation Center
    100 Brickstone Square
    Andover, MA 01810
    978 470-1010
    tracy [at] nedcc__org

Gay S. Tracy
Public Relations Coordinator

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:62
                 Distributed: Friday, January 29, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-62-012
Received on Thursday, 28 January, 1999

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