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Library of Congress Topics in Preservation Series (TOPS)

From: Mary Oey <moey<-a>
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Topics in Preservation Series
2-Day Program at the Library of Congress

"Chemometrics and Multivariate Analysis of Heritage Data: Databases
    and Data Mining"
Library of Congress
Washington, DC
James Madison Memorial Building
Mumford Room, Sixth Floor

Also accessible by live webcast.

April 28, 2014
2-4 pm

April 29, 2014
9 am - 5 pm

Limited in size and by pre-registration only for those who will have
participated the previous day.  Participants must bring a personal
laptop computer to conduct exercises.  To pre-register, please send
an email to prtd_events<-a t->loc< . >gov by April 14, 2014.  Accepted
registrants will be provided with trial software and datasets that
need to be loaded prior to the workshop.  Note: trial licenses
cannot be sent to free email addresses (e.g. gmail, yahoo, etc.);
registrants must provide a non-free email address.  Pre-registration
does not guarantee placement in workshop.

Chemometrics is the science of extracting information from collected
information systems by data-driven means, using methods such as
multivariate analysis and statistical analysis.  Chemometric
analytical techniques are an important area for the cultural
heritage field because they allow us to better understand and
predict degradation mechanisms, and how to better preserve
collections and assess treatments.  Effective mining of large
datasets allows us to predict behaviors of collection materials and
treatments based on characterization of these materials by
non-invasive or optical methods.  Conservators and preservation
scientists are now dealing with large volumes of data being
generated, and this approach allows us to manage and extract
accurate information for preserving and analyzing collections.

The presentation outlines the basis of chemometrics and describes
the SurveNIR tool developed under the EU Framework initiative.  The
full-day workshop provides hands-on interaction with chemometric
software tools and datasets, with afternoon sessions focused on more
advanced analytics.


    Dr. Matija Strlic
    University College London
    (by video feed)

    Dr. Donald Dahlberg
    Lebanon Valley College PA

For more information, including direct links to register for the
webcast and for the workshop, please visit:


    Fenella France
    Library of Congress
    frfr<-a t->loc< . >gov

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