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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 572.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 06:20:41 +0000
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    December 14, 2000
          Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) Announces Publication of
    Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and Access
    Below is an announcement of an important Handbook for those in museums,
    libraries and archives preparing to digitize collections. As one would
    expect from the NEDCC there is strong emphasis on thinking hrough issues of
    preservation and access as institutions think about digitizing
    material.  This work is based on the very successful series of "School for
    Scanning" workshops held since 1996.
    The Handbook "combines a tutorial on technical issues with an overview of
    larger issues, including the need for preservation of digital products. It
    begins from the premise that investing in digital conversion only makes
    sense if institutions are prepared to provide long-term access to digital
    David Green
     >From: "Jamie Doyle" <jdoyle@nedcc.org>
     >>Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 15:59:17 -0500
    December 2000
    For Immediate Release
              The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) announces the
    availability of its latest publication Handbook for Digital Projects: A
    Management Tool for Preservation and Access.  The new Web resource was
    funded by a Library Leadership Grant from The Institute for Museum and
    Library Services.  NEDCC receives major funding from the National Endowment
    for the Humanities.  The Handbook was published to meet the needs of
    libraries and museums, and other collections holding institutions for basic
    information about planning and managing digital projects.  In an effort to
    make this timely information available at no cost to anyone at anytime,
    NEDCC has posted the text on its Web site at www.nedcc.org.
    For the past five years, NEDCC has explored the complex issues surrounding
    digital conversion of collections through its nationally successful School
    for Scanning conferences.  Many of the School for Scanning faculty members
    have contributed to this compilation of experts experiences and advice.
    The Handbook covers in detail, such topics as:
    *  Rationale for Digitization and Preservation  *  Vendor Relations
    *  Considerations for Project Management        *  Digital Longevity
    *  Selection of Materials for Scanning          *  Overview of Copyright
    *  A Technical Primer                           *  Guidelines from Case
    The Handbook is also available in hard copy and ordering information is on
    the Web site.  Also available online and in book form from NEDCC is the
    third edition of its highly successful Preservation of Library and Archival
    Materials: A Manual, published in 1999.  An updated and expanded version,
    this book was sponsored by The Institute of Museum and Library Services
    More than 400 pages in length, the manual consists of a series of 51
    technical leaflets, divided into six categories:
    *  Planning & Prioritizing                      *  The Environment
    *  Emergency Management                 *  Storage & Handling
    *  Reformatting                         *  Conservation Procedures
    *  Handbook for Digital Projects: A Management Tool for Preservation and
    Access: $38.00.
    *  Preservation of Library and Archival Materials: A Manual: $50.00.
    For ordering information, contact Juanita Singh at Juanita@nedcc.org or
    (978) 470-1010 or visit www.nedcc.org.
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