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To Film or To Scan

The Northeast Document Conservation Center presents Reformatting for
Preservation in a Digital World: To Scan or To Film: A Workshop on
Preservation Microfilming and Digital Scanning; October 7-9, 1997 at the
University of California at Los Angeles, Department of Library and
Information Science in the Graduate School of Education and Information
Studies; Moore Hall, Room 3140, Los Angeles, CA  90095-1520

As we approach and enter the 21st century, digital technologies will have a
profound impact on the way institutions provide access to information.  But
will digitization also become a tool of the preservation community?
NEDCC's reformatting workshop will address this question.  Emphasis will be
divided equally between general principles of reformatting, preservation
microfilming and digital scanning for preservation.  The workshop is
designed to train project administrators in institutions to plan,
implement, and manage reformatting projects. Instruction will focus on
decision making skills.  Compliance with national standards and RLG
guidelines for preservation microfilming will be emphasized and the "best
practice" for digital projects will be discussed.  It is not a technician
training program. The program includes hands-on experience and teaches
skills for:

planning reformatting projects
selecting and preparing materials
selecting and evaluating a vendor
microfilm and imaging technology
inspection and quality control
evaluating digital imaging for preservation
The sessions will introduce preservation microfilming and digital imaging
technologies and compare their commonalties and differences.

Presented by: Andrew Raymond, Regional Advisory Officer, New York State
Archives; Lisa Fox, Preservation Consultant; Eileen Usovicz, CBR Consulting
Services, Inc.; Guest Speaker: Anne Gilliland-Swetland, Assistant
Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of
California at Los Angeles.

Registration must be received by September 19, 1997.  Attendance is limited
to 15 participants accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.  The number
of applicants from one institution will be limited.  NEDCC will confirm
acceptance.     Participants are responsible for their own room reservations.
A block of rooms will be held under the code NEDCC at the Hotel Del Capri
1 800-444-6835 or 310 470-9999. The price of the workshop is $250.  The fee
includes a copy of Preservation Microfilming: A Guide for Librarians and
Archivists, 2nd ed., edited by Lisa Fox, Preservation Consultant.  Speakers
will refer to the book throughout the workshop, however if you do not wish
to order the book, the cost of the workshop is $190.

To request a flier, contact Gay Tracy at NEDCC at 508 470-1010 or
<tracy@xxxxxxxxx> please put film/scan/ca as the subject.  For information
about other workshops contact the Northeast Document Conservation Center,
100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA  01810-1494, 508 470-1010, fax 508
475-6021 or check NEDCC s web site at <http://www.nedcc.org>.

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