Electronic Media Group

AIC Annual Meeting 2001, Dallas

Saturday & Sunday, June 2-3, 2001
9:00 - 5:30

H o m e  |  A b s t r a c t s  |  L i n k s & R e s o u r c e s

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Abstracts from past EMG & EMSIG Meetings

Saturday, June 2

Preserving Websites
Session Chair: Jill Sterrett

Rushing Toward the Future: Views from the Preservation Fast Track
Mona Jimenez, Media Consultant and visual artist

Collections Care: Developing Conservation Strategies for Digital Media
Pip Laurenson, Sculpture Conservator of Electronic Media and Kinetic Arts

Coffee Break

Websites Preservation Panel Discussion
Case-Study: 01010:Art in Technological Times website (SFMOMA exhibition: March 3-July 8, 2001
Moderator: Jill Sterrett, EMG Program Chair

Mona Jimenez, Media Consultant and Visual Artist, New York City
Benjamin Weil, Curator of Media Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Pip Laurenson, Conservator of Electronic Media and Kinetic Arts, Tate Gallery
Paul Messier, Conservator, Boston Art Conservation
Steve Dye, Media Technical Manager, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

Lunch (on your own)

Digital Media as Tools of the Conservator
Session Chair:     Will Real

JAIC Online: From XML to HTML via XSLT with lots of #@%* in between)
John Burke, Chief Conservator, Oakland Museum of California

Updates on Permanence of Digital Printing
Henry Wilhelm and Mark McCormick-Goodhart, Wilhelm Imaging Research Inc.

Imaging at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Bob Futernick, Acting Deputy Director, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

Coffee Break

NCPTT's Efforts in Digital Information Preservation and Access
Mary Carroll, Information Management Director, NCPTT

On the Development of Two Conservation-Based Websites: Albumen Photography and Lorain City History
Tim Vitale, Preservation Associates, Emeryville and Oakland, CA

Business Meeting

Sunday, June 3

Digital Discussion Group
Session Chair:     Tim Vitale

Having reached consensus at the 2000 EMG Meeting that documenting conservation treatment by digital means is acceptable conservation practice, this year's discussion will focus on the merits of the various file formats used for the preservation of text and images. Image file formats (JPEG, TIFF and PSD) are fairly fixed, but the PDF file wrapper will allow better housekeeping and application of metadata to those files. Holding text files over long periods is much more problematic. Best practice may be to convert text documents into components held in a database. When required, the components can be recombined into any number of possible report combinations. Talks will cover the use of PDF file wrapper and databases is in practice today by preservation professionals. We will hear from advocates and critics.

Overview: File Preservation Strategies
Tim Vitale, Conservator of Paper and Electronic Media, Preservation Associates

Use of the Database Format for Storing and Accessing Textural Data
Bob Futernick, Assistant Director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Coffee Break

Use of XML, XSML and Databases for Conservation Documentation
John Burke, Chief Conservator, Oakland Museum of California

Use of PDF Format for Conservation Documentation
Mark McCormick-Goodhart, Wilhelm Imaging Research Inc.

Comparison of PDF and XML for Data Storage
Walter Henry, Lead Analyst, Stanford Library

11:50 until end (not more than an hour)
Discussion: Longevity of Digital File Formats

John Burke Chief of Consevation, Oakland Museum of California
Bob Futernick, Associate Director, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Walter Henry, Lead Analyst, Preservation Department, Stanford University Library
Mark McCormick-Goodhart, Research, Wilhelm Imaging Research
Tim Vitale, Conservator, Preservation Associates