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Proceedings of conference on microfilming

From: Tamara Lavrencic <npo>
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 1995
Conference Proceedings: Preservation Microfilming: Does it have a
future?

The National Preservation Office of Australia has recently published
the proceedings of its 1994 Annual Conference.  At a time when
digital technology is altering the way information is created,
accessed and preserved, the future of preservation microfilming is
constantly being challenged.  These proceedings present a range of
views on the topic presented by professional conservators,
librarians, archivists and technology specialists.  The publication
is a must for anyone engaged in preservation microfilming
activities, as it not only covers the issues posed by the digital
age, but also gives guidance on best practice for preservation
microfilming programs as we head for the 21st Century.

Keynote speakers Ralph Manning from the National Library of Canada,
Anne Kenney from Cornell University, and Elizabeth Ho, Colin Webb
and Paul Wilson from Australian institutions, reviewed critical "big
picture" issues. Speakers from all Australian states described
diverse approaches to microfilming at Australian institutions and
reviewed key issues such as copyright, standards, access and
cataloguing, relationships with commercial microfilming agencies,
storage, and the need for national cooperation and coordination of
effort.

Copies of the proceedings can by obtained for $AUD25.00 from:

    Sales and Distribution
    National Library of Australia
    Canberra, ACT 2600
    Australia
    Fax: +61 6 2731084

Tamara Lavrencic
National Library of Australia
+61 6 2621137
Fax: +61 6 27 34 49 34

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