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PARS Reformatting Discussion Group

From: Walter Cybulski <cybulskw>
Date: Friday, June 5, 1998
American Library Association (ALA) Annual Meeting 1998
Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS)

PARS Reformatting Discussion Group
Sunday, June 28th
11:30 a.m.  - 1:00 p.m.
Washington Hilton & Towers - Military Room
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC

Topic: Make Straight for the Archives, Full Scan Ahead: Recent
developments in digital input quality and the long term preservation
of digital records.

Louis H. Sharpe II of Picture Elements, Inc., Boulder, Colorado, and
Thom Shepard of WGBH, Boston, Massachusetts, will be giving
presentations and answering questions.  Mr. Sharpe will discuss his
work on electronic grayscale de-skewing (correction of "skew" in
scanned images) and "ribbon" or "flow-mode" scanning, in which an
entire 100 ft. roll of 35mm microfilm can be scanned as an
undifferentiated grayscale image.  Mr. Shepard's presentation will
center on his work as Project Coordinator for the Universal
Preservation Format (UPF) initiative, sponsored by the WGBH
Educational Foundation and funded in part by the National Archives'
National Historical Publications and Records Commission.  The UPF
initiative proposes the use of a "self-described,"
platform-independent format, designed specifically for digital
technologies, that is capable of storing compound content (the media
itself and the information about it) for access today and into the
indefinite future.

Moderator: Walter Cybulski, National Library of Medicine

Walter Cybulski
Head, Quality Assurance Unit
Preservation & Collection Management Section
National Library of Medicine
301-496-2690

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