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Subject: Workshop: To Film or To Scan

Workshop: To Film or To Scan

From: Gay Tracy <tracy>
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 1999
Northeast Document Conservation Center Presents
Preservation Options in a Digital World:
To Film or To Scan - Texas
A Workshop on Preservation Microfilming and Digital Imaging
of Paper-Based Materials
October 26-28, 1999
at The University of Texas at Austin
Perry-Castaneda Library, Austin, TX

The workshop is funded in part by the National Endowment for
Humanities. The workshop is hosted by the General Libraries,
University of Texas at Austin and AMIGOS Bibliographic Council, Inc.

As we approach and enter the 21st century, digital technologies will
have a profound impact on the way institutions provide access to
information.  But will digitization also become a tool of the
preservation community? NEDCC's reformatting workshop will address
this question.

The workshop will explore two reformatting technologies:
preservation microfilming and digital imaging.  The similarities and
marked differences of the technologies will be compared and
evaluated.  The faculty will discuss lessons learned from
preservation microfilming projects that can be applied to digital
imaging projects.

The workshop is designed to train project administrators in
institutions to plan, implement, and manage reformatting projects.
Instruction will focus on decision making skills.  Compliance with
national standards and RLG guidelines for preservation microfilming
will be emphasized and the "best practice" for digital projects will
be discussed.  It is not a technician training program.  The program
teaches skills for:

    *   planning reformatting projects
    *   selecting and preparing materials
    *   microfilm technology
    *   introductory digital imaging technology
    *   inspection and quality control
    *   evaluating digital imaging for preservation

Presented by: Susan Wrynn, Director of Reprographic Services,
Northeast Document Conservation Center; Becky Ryder, Preservation
Librarian, University of Kentucky; Bob Mottice, President, Mottice
Micrographics, Inc.; Stephen Chapman, Preservation Librarian for
Digital Initiatives, Harvard University Library; and guest speaker,
Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa, Digital Programs Librarian, The General
Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Registration Information: The cost of the workshop is $250.
Attendance is limited to 18 participants accepted on a
first-come-first-served basis.  The number of applicants from one
institution will be limited.  The registration fee of $250 includes
a copy of Introduction to Imaging, by Howard Besser & Jennifer

For more complete information including the conference agenda and
registration information, contact Gay Tracy at <tracy [at] nedcc__org> or
call 978-470-1010 ext. 217.

Gay S. Tracy
Public Relations Coordinator
Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover  MA  01810-1494
Fax 978-475-6021

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:6
                  Distributed: Wednesday, July 7, 1999
                        Message Id: cdl-13-6-017
Received on Tuesday, 6 July, 1999

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