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School for Scanning: Issues of Preservation and Access for Paper-Based
Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center
December 7-9, 1998
At the Le Petit Th=E9=E2tre du Vieux Carr=E9=20
616 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA

The conference is funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the
National Endowment for the Humanities.  It is  co-sponsored by The Getty
Information Institute, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the National
Park Service, and SOLINET.

What is the School for Scanning? A conference that will take the mystery
out of digital technology while training participants in:=20
1. The Basics of Digital Technology;  2. Deciphering Digital Jargon;  3.
Content Selection for Digitization;  4. Legal Issues of Digital Technology;
 5. Text and Image Scanning;  6. Quality Control and Costs;  7. The
Essentials of Metadata;  8. Digital Preservation: Theory or Reality; 9.
World Wide Web Publications;  10. Multi-versioning.

Who Should Attend?  If you are a librarian, archivist, curator,
interpreter, historic preservation specialist, registrar, or other cultural
or natural resource manager dealing with paper-based collections, you will
be interested in attending the School for Scanning.  No prior knowledge of
digital media is required.=20

Who Are the Faculty?  Steve Dalton, NEDCC; Howard Besser, University of
California at Berkeley; Steve Chapman, Harvard University; Paul Conway,
Yale University Library; Walt Crawford, Research Libraries Group; Franziska
Frey, Image Permanence Institute; Anne Gilliland-Swetland, UCLA; Melissa
Smith Levine, Library of Congress; Wendy Lougee, University of Michigan;
Jan Merrill-Oldham, Harvard University; Marc Pachter, Smithsonian
Institution; Chuck Patch, Historic New Orleans Collection; John
Price-Wilkin, University of Michigan; Steve Puglia, National Archives and
Records Administration; Roy Tennant, University of California at Berkeley
and Diane Vogt-O=92Connor, National Park Service.

What does the conference cost?  The cost of the conference is $255 for
early bird registration, post marked by October 15, 1998, and $325 for late
registration, deadline November 18, 1998.  All participants will also be
responsible for all their travel and lodging costs.  The number of
participants is limited and registration applications will be accepted on a
first-come-first-served basis.  The conference carries 18.5 contract hours
of ICRM Certification Maintenance Credits Hours.

For more information about NEDCC and a calendar of workshops, conferences,
and seminars, visit NEDCC=92s web site at <http://www.nedcc.org>.

To request a flier and registration material, contact Gay Tracy, Northeast
Document Conservation Center, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA
01810-1494; 978 470-1010; <tracy@xxxxxxxxx>.

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