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School for Scanning - New Orleans: Issues of Preservation and Access for
Paper-Based Collections
Presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center
December 7-9, 1998
At Le Petit Thˇ‰tre du Vieux Carrˇ
616 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA

The conference is funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and
National Endowment for the Humanities. It is co-sponsored by The Getty
Information Institute, the Historic New Orleans Collection, the National
Park Service, and SOLINET.

What is the School for Scanning? A conference that will take the mystery
out of digital technology while training participants in:
1. The Basics of Digital Technology; 2. Deciphering Digital Jargon; 3.
Content Selection for Digitization; 4. Legal Issues of Digital
5. Text and Image Scanning; 6. Quality Control and Costs; 7. The
Essentials of Metadata; 8. Digital Preservation: Theory or Reality; 9.
World Wide Web Publications; 10. Multi-versioning.

Who Should Attend? If you are a librarian, archivist, curator,
interpreter, historic preservation specialist, registrar, or other
or natural resource manager dealing with paper-based collections, you
be interested in attending the School for Scanning. No prior knowledge
digital media is required.

Who Are the Faculty? Steve Dalton, NEDCC; Howard Besser, University of
California at Berkeley; Steve Chapman, Harvard University; Paul Conway,
Yale University Library; Walt Crawford, Research Libraries Group;
Frey, Image Permanence Institute; Anne Gilliland-Swetland, UCLA; Melissa
Smith Levine, Library of Congress; Wendy Lougee, University of Michigan;
Jan Merrill-Oldham, Harvard University; Marc Pachter, Smithsonian
Institution; Chuck Patch, Historic New Orleans Collection; John
Price-Wilkin, University of Michigan; Steve Puglia, National Archives
Records Administration; Roy Tennant, University of California at
and Diane Vogt-O'Connor, National Park Service.

What does the conference cost? The cost of the conference is $255 for
early bird registration, post marked by October 15, 1998, and $325 for
registration, deadline November 18, 1998. All participants will also be
responsible for all their travel and lodging costs. The number of
participants is limited and registration applications will be accepted
on a
first-come-first-served basis. The conference carries 18.5 contract
of ICRM Certification Maintenance Credits Hours.

For more information about NEDCC and a calendar of workshops,
and seminars, visit NEDCC's web site at <>.

To request a flier and registration material, contact Gay Tracy,
Document Conservation Center, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, MA
01810-1494; 978 470-1010; <>.

Gay S. Tracy
Public Relations Coordinator
Northeast Document Conservation Center
100 Brickstone Square
Andover MA 01810-1494
Tel 978 470-1010
Fax 978 475-6021

Andrea Snyder, Director
National Initiative to Preserve America's Dance
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, DC 20566

(202) 416-8036