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Digital scanning conference

There is still time to register before the October 15th deadline for:

School for Scanning: Issues of Preservation and Access for Paper-Based
Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center
December 7-9, 1998 in New Orleans, LA

What is the School for Scanning? A conference that will take the mystery
out of digital technology while training participants in: The Basics of
Digital Technology; Deciphering Digital Jargon; Content Selection for
Digitization; Legal Issues of Digital Technology; Text and Image Scanning;
Quality Control and Costs; The Essentials of Metadata; Digital
Preservation: Theory or Reality; World Wide Web Publications; and

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.

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 Connor, 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.

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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