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Conference on reformatting visual materials

From: Gay Tracy <tracy>
Date: Thursday, July 2, 1998
Afterimages: Reformatting Visual Materials in a Digital World
Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center
September 16, 17 and 18, 1998
At the National Archives and Records Administration
Archives II, College Park, Maryland

The conference is funded by the National Park Service Cultural
Resources Training Initiative and is co-sponsored by the National
Archives and Records Administration.  The Northeast Document
Conservation Center is an organization that receives funding from
the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Afterimages is a course designed to teach managers of picture
collections how to plan and manage projects to reformat endangered
visual materials, including deteriorating cellulose acetate and
cellulose nitrate negatives for both black and white and color
images.  Archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums
often hold large collections of photographs and other visual
materials, many of which are fragile or relatively inaccessible.
Reformatting these images either digitally or photographically can
limit future damage to original images, while increasing access to
them either over the Web or in other publication forms.  The program
includes hands-on experience and will teach skills for:

    1.  planning and managing reformatting projects for visual
        materials, including contracting an outside vendor;
    2.  selecting and preparing collections for reformatting,
        including preservation issues and care and handling;
    3.  selecting and evaluating copy technologies: including when
        to make digital copies and when to make photographic copies;
    4.  understanding best practices, benchmarks, and quality
        control for color and black and white photographs and
        digital imaging;
    5.  ensuring sound cost benefit analysis and containment; and
    6.  managing contracts, and legal issues.

The sessions will introduce photographic duplication options and
digital imaging technologies and compare their commonalties and
differences.

If you are an archivist, curator, historic
preservation specialist, librarian, or other cultural resources
manager dealing with collections including photographic materials,
you will be interested in attending Afterimages.

Faculty:  Karen Brown, Northeast Document Conservation Center; Joan
Gatewood, New York Public Library; David Joyall, Northeast Document
Conservation Center; Melissa Smith Levine, Library of Congress;
Richard Pearce Moses, Heard Museum; Mary Panzer, National Portrait
Gallery; Steve Puglia, National Archives and Records Administration;
Andrew Robb, Library of Congress; Diane Vogt-O'Connor, National Park
Service.

The cost of the conference is $275.00.  All participants are
responsible for their meal, travel, and lodging costs. The deadline
to register is September 1, 1998.  To request a flier and
registration material, contact

    Gay Tracy
    Northeast Document Conservation Center
    100 Brickstone Square
    Andover, MA  01810-1494;
    978-470-1010
    tracy [at] nedcc__org

Gay S. Tracy
Public Relations Coordinator
Northeast Document Conservation Center

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