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Subject: Conference on digital preservation

Conference on digital preservation

From: Julie Carlson <jcarlson<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2005
The Northeast Document Conservation Center presents

    Persistence of Memory: Stewardship of Digital Assets
    A pre-conference to the Museum Computer Network's 2005
    The Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
    Cost?  $285.
    November 1-2, 2005

NEDCC is registered as a CEU provider with the American Council on
Education. Participants at the Persistence of Memory Conference are
eligible to receive 1.5 CEUs. Note: Award of full credit is
dependent upon attendance at the entire two-day event.

This conference, taught by leading experts in digital preservation,
addresses the question of managing and preserving digital assets
over the long term. Institutions are rapidly acquiring collections
of digitized or born-digital resources.  Without intervention, these
materials will not survive even a single human career.  Participants
will learn about evolving best practices for digital preservation.
This conference will help institutions take the next steps to
preserve their investment and create a framework for ensuring
sustainable collections. The conference is co-sponsored by the
Museum Computer Network (MCN) as a pre-conference to MCN 's 2005
Conference, "Digits Fugit! Preserving Knowledge into the Future."

Conference topics include:

    Mandates for Digital Preservation
    Internal Cooperation and External Consortia
    Obsolescence and Risk
    Technology: Storage and Backup
    Financing Digital Preservation
    Legal, Economic, and Moral Obligations
    Sustaining Digital Preservation

Who should attend: Museum professionals, librarians, archivists,
information technology professionals, and administrators responsible
for managing and preserving digital resources.

Scholarship Opportunity: To encourage diverse participation in the
Persistence of Memory conference, NEDCC is pleased to offer a
limited number of scholarships to cover the cost of registration. In
awarding the scholarships, particular attention will be given to
diverse professionals, applicants from under-funded organizations,
and applicants from organizations that serve under-represented
communities and who show justifiable need for the conference.

Registration deadline? Friday, October 21, 2005

NEDCC is grateful for support from the Institute of Museum and
Library Services for this conference.

For conference information, visit <URL:> and
questions, contact Ginny Hughes <ghughes<-a t->nedcc< . >org>.

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