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Subject: Workshop on microfilming and Digitization

Workshop on microfilming and Digitization

From: Jamie Doyle <jdoyle>
Date: Friday, March 28, 2003
The Northeast Document Conservation Center presents:
To Film or To Scan:
Preservation Options in a Digital World
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
May 20 -22, 2003

A Workshop on Preservation Microfilming and Digital Imaging of
Paper-Based Materials

Digital cameras and scanners are virtually everywhere and many
cultural institutions are now digitizing paper-based collections to
provide enhanced access to the information they contain.  But is
digitization a legitimate preservation strategy?  That is just one
of the many critically important issues to be addressed at NEDCC's
latest "To Film or To Scan" workshop.

This unique educational program explores two reformatting
technologies--preservation microfilming and digitization--from a
project management perspective.  In past offerings, both
technologies have been afforded equal classroom time.  The
Albuquerque program--on an experimental basis--will be weighted more
decidedly toward digitization.  Also for the first time in
Albuquerque, copyright issues will be addressed in the curriculum.

The "To Film or To Scan" workshop is specifically designed to train
project managers to plan, implement, and manage both analog and
digital reformatting projects.  Consequently, classroom instruction
will focus on development of decision-making skills.  Compliance
with national standards and with guidelines established by the
Research Libraries Group (RLG) will be emphasized for preservation
microfilming projects, while emerging standards and best practices
will be discussed relative to digitization.  NOTE:  This workshop is
NOT a technician training program.  Subjects to be covered include
the following:

    *   Role of Analog and Digital Reformatting in Preservation of
        Collections
    *   Selecting an Appropriate Reformatting Technology
    *   Copyright
    *   Establishing and Maintaining Infrastructure to Support
        Digital Programs
    *   Overview of Digital Technology Choices
    *   Digital Preservation
    *   Metadata
    *   Quality and Cost

Presented by: Wes Boomgaarden, Preservation Officer and Project
Director, Ohio State University Libraries; Paul Conway, Director,
Information Libraries Technology Services, Duke University; Steve
Dalton, Director, Field Service, Northeast Document Conservation
Center; Nancy Dennis, Director, Collections and Technology Services,
University of New Mexico General Library; Mary Minow, Library Law
Consultant; and Steve Puglia, Image Constructors, LLC.

This workshop is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities
(NEH).  It is hosted by the University of New Mexico.

Registration information is available at
<URL:http://www.nedcc.org/filmscannm/micagen.htm>


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