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School for Scanning Conference - Chicago

School for Scanning: Chicago
Issues of Preservation and Access for Paper-Based Collections

June 2-4, 1999
Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center
At the Chicago Historical Society, Clark Street at North Avenue, Chicago, IL

The conference is funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the
National Endowment for the Humanities.  It is cosponsored by The Getty
Information Institute, the Chicago Historical Society, the National Park

What is the School for Scanning?  This conference provides a rationale for
the use of digital technology by managers of paper-based collections in
cultural institutions.  Specifically, it equips participants to discern the
applicability of digital technology in their given circumstances and
prepares them to make critical decisions regarding management of digital
projects.  Although technical issues will be addressed, this is not a
technician training program.  Conference content will include:

Developing Institutional Infrastructures to Support Digital Initiatives
Content Selection for Digitization
Text and Image Scanning
Quality Control and Costs
Copyright, Fair Use, and Other Legal Issues Surrounding Digital Technology
The Essentials of Metadata
Digital Preservation: Theory and Reality
Maximizing the Utility of Digital Information

Who Should Attend?  Administrators within cultural institutions, as well as
librarians, archivists, curators, and other cultural or natural resource
managers dealing with paper-based collections, including photographs, will
find the School for Scanning conference highly relevant and worthwhile.
Since the complexion of this conference evolves with the technology, it
would be beneficial to attend even if you have participated in a previous
School for Scanning.  An audience of 150 or more attendees is expected.

Who Are the Faculty?  Steve Dalton, NEDCC; Howard Besser, UCLA; Steve
Chapman, Harvard University; Paul Conway, Yale University Library; Matthew
Cook, Chicago Historical Society; Richard Ekman, The Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation; Franziska Frey, Image Permanence Institute; Anne
Gilliland-Swetland, UCLA; Melissa Smith Levine, Library of Congress;
Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information; Wendy Lougee,
University of Michigan; Jan Merrill-Oldham, Harvard University; Marc
Pachter, Smithsonian Institution; John Price-Wilkin, University of
Michigan; Steve Puglia, National Archives and Records Administration;
Bernard Reilly, Chicago Historical Society; Abby Smith, Council on Library
and Information Resources; 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 $265 for
early bird registration, post marked by April 14, 1999, and $335 for late
registration, deadline May 12, 1999.  Participants will also be responsible
for all their travel and lodging costs.  Registration applications will be
accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information or to request a flier, a copy of the flier is posted
on NEDCC s web site at <www.nedcc.org> or contact Gay Tracy, Northeast
Document Conservation Center, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA 01810; 978
470-1010; or email <tracy@nedcc.org>.

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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