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SOLINET workshops

From: Alicia Riley <ariley>
Date: Friday, March 14, 2003
SOLINET, Inc., the Southeastern Library Network, is pleased to
announce our Spring 2003 Preservation Workshops (Please excuse
cross-posting):

Digital Imaging of Library Materials
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
April 9-10, 2003
9am-4pm

    This two-day hands-on workshop is designed for individuals with
    little to no experience with digitization. Participants will
    gain practical experience scanning and editing image files, and
    will receive an introduction to the issues surrounding small to
    mid-sized library imaging projects.

    Topics covered include: equipment requirements for library
    digitization projects, equipment calibration, the difference
    between digital imaging and optical character recognition, the
    "scan once" methodology, file types and compression, basic
    scanner operation, basic image adjustment and manipulation using
    Adobe Photoshop, OCR, terminology used in digitization projects,
    preservation of digital masters, file naming, and storage media.

    The instructor for this workshop is Steve Smith, Preservation
    Librarian, Wellesley College.

    Cost is $300 SOLINET members, all membership categories, ($280
    early bird, $325 late registration), $360 Non-members ($340
    early bird, $385 late registration). Any institution in
    louisville qualifies for the member rate.

Digital Preservation: Ensuring Access to Electronic Resources
Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
April 22, 2003
9am-4pm

    The issue of long-term access to digital information has become
    an issue of increasing concern to institutions, information
    professionals, and the preservation community. Organizations are
    rising to the challenge through collaboration and research in
    order to find best practices and define standards that can be
    followed. Best practices to the digital preservation challenge
    are emerging and information professionals now have some models
    to follow.

    This one-day session is designed to introduce the concepts and
    challenges of preserving digital information. Topics covered
    include: The concept of preservation in a digital world,
    management of digital collections (born digital and converted
    collections), licensing, selection criteria, metadata,
    preservation best practices, and discussion of various research
    efforts.

    Cost for $155 SOLINET members, all membership categories, ($145
    early bird, $180 late registration); $195 Non-SOLINET members
    ($185 early bird, $220 late registration). Any institution
    within Virginia qualifies for the member rate.

Advanced Book Repair for General Collections

DeVille Book and Paper Conservation,
New Orleans, LA
May 14-15, 2003
8:30am-5pm

    Building upon the skills learned in the Fundamentals of Book
    Repair and Intermediate Book Repair workshops, participants will
    learn more complex repair and housing techniques designed for
    modern, clothbound publisher's bindings that are characteristics
    of general collections. The focus of this two-day session is
    recasing volumes where the text block has become detached from
    its cover; constructing enclosures for fragile materials; and
    discussing adhesives, workflow, and lab equipment.

    This workshop is designed for library staff members with
    experience in book repair and/or supervisors of book repair
    units. Previous attendance at SOLINET's 'Fundamentals of Book
    Repair' and 'Intermediate Book Repair' is mandatory for
    registration.

    Instructors are Tina Mason, Preservation Field Services Officer,
    SOLINET and Renee deVille, Conservator, deVille Book and Paper
    Conservation.

    Cost is $175 SOLINET members, all membership categories, ($165
    early bird, $200 late  registration); $215 Non-SOLINET members,
    ($205 early bird, $240 late registration). Any institution
    within Louisiana qualifies for the member rate.

Preservation Management
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
May 16, 2003
9am-4pm

    The workshop will outline the manager's role in organizing and
    planning preservation activities in a library or archives. It
    includes lecture and discussions covering the following topics:
    the nature of library materials, elements of a preservation
    program, effects of storage conditions, organization and
    planning, selection, and strategies for integrating preservation
    into library operations.

    The instructor is Julie Arnott, Preservation Manager, SOLINET.

    Cost is $105 SOLINET members, ($95 early bird, $130 late
    registration), $145 Non-members ($135 early bird, $170 late
    registration). Any institution within Georgia qualifies for the
    member rate.

Hurricane Preparedness: Surviving the Big One
St. Petersburg College
Pinellas Park, FL
May 30, 2003
9am-4pm

    Learn about steps that can be taken before a storm hits that can
    increase an institution's chances for minimizing damage. This
    one and a half day workshop focuses on the nature of hurricanes,
    general issues in developing a disaster plan, making your
    institution storm-proof, activities before, during and after the
    storm, and sources of assistance.

    Instructor for this session is Dr. Michael Trinkley, Director of
    Chicora Foundation.

    Cost for $105 SOLINET members, all membership categories, ($95
    early bird, $130 late registration); $145 Non-SOLINET members
    ($135 early bird, $170 late registration). Any institution
    within Florida qualifies for the member rate.

For more information or to register, contact

    Vanessa Richardson
    800-999-8558

or visit <URL:http://www.solinet.net> for full descriptions and
online registration.

These workshops are funded in part by a grant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access.


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