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Seminar on preservation microfilming and digital scanning

From: Susan Wrynn <wrynn>
Date: Monday, August 7, 2000
Preservation Options in a Digital World: To Film or To Scan A
Seminar on Preservation Microfilming and Digital Imaging of
Paper-Based Materials
New York State Library, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY
October 3-5, 2000

The seminar is funded in part by the National Endowment for the
Humanities. It is co-sponsored by New York State Library, New York
State Archives, and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and
Historic Preservation (Peebles Island Resource Center).

In the 21st century, digital technologies will have a profound
impact on the way institutions manage and deliver information.  But
will digitization also become a tool of the preservation community?
Will microfilm become obsolete?

This seminar will evaluate an emerging digital technology against a
set of preservation criteria and a proven preservation microfilming

It is designed to teach administrators critical thinking and
criteria for evaluation: how to plan and implement projects, how to
evaluate technology as a preservation strategy, and how to
understand the relationship between costs and quality.  Instruction
will focus on compliance with national and international standards
as well as best practices for both microfilm and digital imaging.
This is not a technician training program.  It is a management
seminar with a preservation focus.

After an introduction to fundamental preservation strategies, the
faculty will present lessons learned from a decade of investigations
in the viability of using digital technology for preservation
purposes.  The curriculum includes in-depth discussion of the
following topics:

    *   preparation, selection, and analysis of source material
    *   microfilm quality control
    *   the basics of digital imaging technology
    *   project workflow
    *   preservation concerns
    *   cost and quality
    *   microfilm/digital hybrid approaches

Presented by:
    Becky Ryder
    Preservation Librarian
    University of Kentucky

    Bob Mottice
    Mottice Micrographics, Inc.

    Stephen Chapman
    Preservation Librarian for Digital Initiatives
    Harvard University Library

    Millie O'Connell
    NEDCC Preservation Consultant

and guest speakers.

For registration information, see <URL:>.  You
may also call Sona Naroian at 978-470-1010, Ext. 214 or contact
<sona [at] nedcc__org>.

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