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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
September 21-23, 1999

At the Nebraska State Historical Society=92s
Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center
1326 South 32 Street,
Omaha, Nebraska


The Nebraska State Historical Society
1500 R Street
Lincoln, Nebraska

The workshop is funded in part by the National Endowment for Humanities.
The workshop is hosted by the Nebraska State Historical Society

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; Stephen Chapman, preservation Librarian for
Digital Projects, Harvard University; Becky Ryder, Preservation Librarian,
University of Kentucky; Bob Mottice, President, Mottice Micrographics,
Inc.; and guest speaker, Jill Koelling, Assistant Curator of Photographs
and Audio Visual Collections, Nebraska State Historical Society.=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, and
transportation between the G.R. Ford Conservation Center in Omaha and the
Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln on day two. =20

The flier with the complete agenda and registration form is on NEDCC=92s web
site at <www.nedcc.org> click on conferences and workshops.  For other
information, contact Sona Naroian at <sona@nedcc.org> or call 978-470-1010.

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