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NEDCC Announces
Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access

While the impact of digital technology on the preservation community is
undeniable, the appropriate use of digital technology for preservation
remains an open question.

Learn how the experts are answering this pressing question when you read the
Northeast Document Conservation Center s latest publication: Handbook for
Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access.  For the
past five years, the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) has
explored the complex issues surrounding digital preservation through its
successful School for Scanning conferences.  This book will make up-to- date
information on these issues available to a broad audience.

An easy-to-use primer, Handbook for Digital Projects is focused on meeting
the information needs of libraries, museums, archives, and other collections
holding institutions.  It is intended to serve as a resource and response to
the questions, conflicts, and unique preservation challenges produced by
ever-evolving technologies.  A compilation of experts  experiences and
advice, the Handbook covers in detail, such topics as:

  *  Rationale for Digitization and Preservation         *  Project
  *  Guidelines from Case Studies          *  Vendor Relations
  *  Selection of Materials for Scanning                   *  Copyright Issues
*  A Technical Primer                              *  Scholar Commentary: An End-
  *  Digital Longevity                                           User Speaks Up

Many past and present School for Scanning faculty members have contributed
to the publication, including: Howard Besser, University of California at
Los Angeles; Paul Conway, Yale University Library; Stephen Chapman, Harvard
University Library; Diane Vogt-O Connor, National Parks Service; Melissa
Smith Levine, National Digital Library Project, Library of Congress; Stephen
Puglia, National Archives and Records Administration; Franziska Frey, Image
Permanence Institute; and, Janet Gertz, Columbia University Libraries.
Other authors include: Eileen Gifford Fenton, University of Michigan; Steven
Smith, AMIGOS; and Charles Rhyne, Reed College.

Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access
was funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
NEDCC also receives ongoing support from the National Endowment for the
Humanities and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  The book will be
available from NEDCC later this summer.  The cost of the text is $38.00.
Ordering information is available at www.nedcc.org.  Questions can be
directed to Juanita Singh at juanita@nedcc.org.
NEDCC is a nonprofit, regional conservation center that specializes in the
preservation of paper-based materials for archives, museums, historical
organizations, libraries, and other collection-holding institutions.  For
more information about NEDCC, visit our Website

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