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PARS Reformatting Discussion Group

From: Jeanann Croft <jeanann+>
Date: Monday, January 9, 2006
Too many decisions, too many possibilities:  what gets to be
reformatted and why, and what happens to the original media.

The ALA Mid-Winter Meeting for the PARS Reformatting Discussion
Group will be held at the Menger Hotel in Ballroom C meeting room on
Saturday, January 21, 2005 1:30-3:30pm

The Reformatting Discussion Group has invited professionals with
expertise on the storage of particular media.  They will be
discussing different strategies for the reformatting and storage of
the media they are most responsible for and they will also address
whether they are relying on the digital or analog copy for the
master preservation copy.

Standards for storage will also be incorporated into the discussion
where appropriate.  The panelists will discuss how their unique
media is reformatted and under what circumstances does demand
dictate when to reformat from the original to another media.
Different perspectives will be presented that give unique insights
in how reformatting is undertaken for complex or fragile print
materials, and electronic formats.

This panel will discuss a variety of issues concerning standards,
storage and the reformatting of different media and what kinds of
decisions are undertaken for the preservation of hybrid formats as
well as determining what is still the original.

The panel will feature:

    Perspective on Microfilm
    Walter Cybulski
    Preservation and Collection Management Section
    National Library of Medicine

    Perspective on Audio
    Kathleen (Katie) McCormick
    Reference Archivist and
    Coordinator for the Oral History Program
    Special Collections Dept.
    J. Murrey Atkins Library
    UNC - Charlotte

    Perspective on Video
    Carlton L. Jackson
    Librarian, Non-Print Media Services
    University of Maryland

    Perspective on Maps
    Patrick McGlamery
    Information and Technology Services Area Head
    University of Connecticut

    Perspective on Rare Books
    Martin R. Kalfatovic
    Head, New Media Office and
    Preservation Services Department
    Smithsonian Institution Libraries


    Jean Ann Croft
    Preservation Department
    University of Pittsburgh
    jeanann [at] pitt__edu

    Atalanta Grant-Suttie
    ATLIS Preservation Contract
    National Library of Medicine
    pinewood [at] earthlink__net (home)

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