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Subject: Workshops on holdings maintenance, audiovisual materials, and digital preservation

Workshops on holdings maintenance, audiovisual materials, and digital preservation

From: Sarah Talley <setflower>
Date: Friday, June 21, 2002
There are 3 preservation-related preconference workshops being
offered prior to the Society of American Archivists annual meeting
in Birmingham, Alabama August 19-25, 2002:

    Holdings Maintenance: Basics of Housing and Storing Collections
    Preservation Management of Machine-Based Audiovisual Collections
    Archival Perspectives in Digital Preservation

Non-members are welcome to register.  "Early bird" discounts are
available if registration is received by mid-July.  See the specific
workshop info. below for the exact date.

Please visit <URL:> for more
information on the workshops and the annual meeting.

Preservation Management of Machine-Based Audiovisual
Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
9 am - 5 pm

    If you find yourself charged with the management of a
    machine-based audiovisual collection (motion picture films,
    sound recordings, videotapes) this seminar will provide you with
    the technical nature of the various media, the problems that
    arise with them, and the currently available solutions.

    Upon completion of the seminar you will:

        Understand the fundamental nature of the various media and
        the application of archival principles and procedures to

        Recognize concepts, terminology, media, technologies,
        problems, basic conservation and preservation methods,
        storage considerations, equipment needs, etc.

        Know other persons to network with and learn about other
        institutions that are facing similar challenges.

    The seminar is geared toward archive administrators, oral
    historians, archivists, media librarians, stock footage
    collections staff, and preservation managers.


        Alan F. Lewis
        Audiovisual Preservation Expert
        Special Media Archives Services Division National
        Archives and Records Administration

    Registration fees:
        Early bird (on or before 7/20/2002):
            SAA Member - $145
            Nonmember - $215

        Regular (after 7/20/2002):
            SAA Member - $170
            Nonmember - $240

Archival Perspectives in Digital Preservation
Birmingham, AL   (Hotel and travel information)
Monday, August 19, 2002 - Tuesday, August 20, 2002
9 am - 5 pm

    How do you make the connection between fundamental archival
    principles and the idea of "digital preservation" as it has
    evolved since 1996? Come to this advanced seminar to find out.
    Drawing on a growing technical literature defining digital
    preservation requirements, the seminar explores how concepts
    such as integrity, authenticity, and trust are embedded in
    specific digital preservation development programs, including
    the work of OCLC/RLG, InterPARES, and selected European

    In this seminar you will:

        Define key digital preservation concepts and how these ideas
        have evolved since 1996 from earlier work on "electronic
        records" and other archival initiatives.

        Know how at least three fundamental archival principles
        (integrity, authenticity, trust) underlie present ongoing
        efforts to define digital preservation requirements.

        Review at least three specific digital preservation
        programs, including the Open Archival Information System (an
        emerging international standard), the international
        InterPARES project on authentic digital records, and efforts
        by OCLC and RLG to define and implement digital preservation

        Apply digital preservation concepts to specific digital
        archives collections, either those supplied by participants
        or by the instructor.

    Participants should be familiar with the basics of digital
    technology, the fundamentals of database design, and metadata
    creation in an archives or library context. Passing familiarity
    with XML and SGML would also be helpful.


        Paul Conway
        Director of Information Technology Services
        Duke University Libraries

        Registration fees:
            Early bird (on or before 7/19/2002):
                SAA Member - $225
                Nonmember - $295

            Regular (after 7/19/2002):
                SAA Member - $250
                Nonmember - $320

Holdings Maintenance:  Basics of Storing and Housing Collections
Birmingham, AL
Monday, August 19, 2002
9 am - 5 pm

    Have you taken on preservation responsibilities and want
    practical information on the care of various materials? This
    seminar will give you an overview of chemical and mechanical
    risks to record materials and you will learn handling and
    shelving methods and options for cleaning and copying.

    Upon completion of this seminar you will:

        Understand general mechanical and chemical risks to archival

        Be able to select and use storage enclosures properly;

        Know how to provide for basic cleaning and maintenance;

        Evaluate storage materials for their composition, utility,
        and cost.


        Shelby Sanett
        Imaging and Preservation Services Manager
        Amigos Library Services, Inc.

    Registration fees:
        Early bird (on or before 7/19/2002):
            SAA Member - $145
            Nonmember - $215

        Regular (after 7/19/2002):
                SAA Member - $170
                Nonmember - $240

Sarah Talley
SAA Preservation Section

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 27, 2002
                        Message Id: cdl-16-3-018
Received on Friday, 21 June, 2002

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