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Library of Congress Topics in Preservation Series (TOPS)

From: Dianne L. van der Reyden <dvan<-at->
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009
The Preservation Directorate of the Library of Congress is please to
make the following three announcements:

After more than 5 successful years, and over 35 collaborative
programs, the Directorate is expanding its public lecture series.
Starting this year, our newly enhanced Topics in Preservation Series
(TOPS) will go beyond science to include special sessions devoted to
conservation, preventive care, emergency preparedness, digital
preservation, etc.

The Library can now offer remote participation via limited live
webcast opportunities.  After years of requests from colleagues to
access these presentations, we are now able to offer this new
opportunity on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to
participate via live webcast, send email to anha<-at->loc<.>gov three days
in advance of participating events.

The Library will mount slides and audio voice over  of  select
speakers' presentations on the Directorate's homepage following the
next series of presentations.

The first TOPS presentation for which a webcast will be available is
the following:

    "From Decayed Parchment to 'Bit Rot'--Challenges in Digitizing
    Archimedes" by Archimedes Palimpsest Program Manager Michael
    Toth and Data Manager Doug Emery.  They will discuss the use of
    digital multi- and hyperspectral imaging, metadata, and data
    encoding and access to provide standardized data as effective
    tools for scientists, researchers, preservation experts and
    information managers.

    The presentation will be held January 22, 1:30pm - 2:30pm in the
    West Dining Room, 6th floor, Madison Bldg., Library of Congress.
    If you would like to participate via webcast, send email to
    anha<-at->loc<.>gov by January 20, 2009.

The Topics in Preservation Series lectures are free and open to the
public. Upcoming presentations include:

    February 20
    Dr. Angela Geary
    "The Use of Haptic Virtual Reality Simulation for the Training
    of Conservators"

    March 19
    Mr. Frank Abagnale
    "The Art of the Steal (Identification of Forgeries)"

For further details and updated information about the series, please
visit <URL:>

Dianne van der Reyden
Director for Preservation
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4500

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