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To Film or To Scan: A Workshop in Denver

Subject: To Film or To Scan: A Workshop in Denver

Northeast Document Conservation Center Presents
Preservation Options in a Digital World: To Film or To Scan

A Workshop on Preservation Microfilming and Digital Imaging of Paper-Based
May 11-13, 1999

at the Denver Public Library, 10 West Fourteenth Avenue Parkway, Denver,

The workshop is funded in part by the National Endowment for Humanities.
The workshop is hosted by the Denver Public Library

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.

The workshop will explore two reformatting technologies: preservation
microfilming and digital imaging.  The similarities and marked differences
of the technologies will be compared and evaluated.  The faculty will
discuss lessons learned from preservation microfilming projects that can be
applied to digital imaging projects.

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 teaches skills for:
=B7 planning reformatting projects
=B7 selecting and preparing materials
=B7 microfilm technology
=B7 introductory digital imaging technology
=B7 inspection and quality control=20
=B7 evaluating digital imaging for preservation=20

Presented by: Susan Wrynn, Director of Reprographic Services, Northeast
Document Conservation Center; Paul Conway, Head, Yale University Libraries;
Becky Ryder, Preservation Librarian, University of Kentucky; Bob Mottice,
President, Mottice Micrographics, Inc.; and a guest speaker.=20

Registration Information:
The cost of the workshop is $250.  Attendance is limited to 18 participants
accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.  The number of applicants from
one institution will be limited.  The registration fee of $250 includes a
copy of Introduction to Imaging, by Howard Besser & Jennifer Trant. =20

For more complete information on the workshop including the agenda and
registration form, contact Gay Tracy at <tracy@nedcc.org> or call
978-470-1010 ext. 217.

Gay S. Tracy
Public Relations Coordinator
Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover  MA  01810-1494
Tel 978 470-1010
Fax 978 475-6021

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