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Joint RLG and NPO Preservation Conference

Guidelines for Digital Imaging
28 - 30 September 1998



13.00 - 14.00Registration
14.00 - 14.15 Conference opening and welcome
Vanessa Marshall, Director, National Preservation Office, UK
14.15 - 15.00 Keynote address
Guidelines Versus Guidance for Digital Imaging: the Opportunity Before Us
Anne R. Kenney, Associate Director for Preservation, Cornell University, US
15.00 - 15.15 Conference scope and objectives
Robin Dale, Program Officer, Research Libraries Group, US
15.15 - 15.45 Refreshment break
15.45 - 16.45Guidelines for Selection
Moderator:Julia Walworth, Special Collections/Rare Books, University of London, UK
US Speaker: Janet Gertz, Director for Preservation, Columbia University, US
UK Speaker:Paul Ayris, Director of Library Services, University College, London, UK
16.45 - 17.00 Questions and Discussion
Julia Walworth
17.00 - 17.15Close of Day Comments
Vanessa Marshall
19.00 Dinner


09.00 - 09.05 Opening comments/logistics
Robin Dale
09.05 - 10.00Guidelines for Preparation
Moderator: Alison Horsburgh, Head of Preservation Services, National Archives of Scotland, UK
US Speaker:Ann Swartzell, Senior Preservation Program Officer, Harvard University, US
UK Speaker:John McIntyre, Head of Preservation, National Library of Scotland, UK
10.00 - 10.15Questions and discussion
Alison Horsburgh
10.15 - 10.45Refreshment break
10.45 - 12.30Guidelines for image capture
Moderator:Robin Dale
US Speaker:Stephen Chapman, Preservation Librarian for Digital Initiatives, Harvard University, US
UK Speaker:Jane Williams, Technical Advisory Service for Images, UK
12.30 - 12.55Questions and discussion
Robin Dale
12.55 - 13.00Midday Comments
Nancy Elkington, Program Officer, Research Libraries Group, US
13.00 - 14.30Lunch
14.30 - 15.30Small group discussions (part 1)
15.30 - 16.00Refreshment break
16.00 - 17.30Small group discussions (part 2)
17.30Close of Day Comments
Vanessa Marshall
19.00Reception and conference dinner
After-dinner speaker: David Whitaker


09.00 - 09.15 Opening comments
Vanessa Marshall
09.15 - 09.45Small group reports
09.45 - 10.15Questions and discussion
Julia Walworth, Alison Horsburgh, Robin Dale
10.15 - 10.45Refreshment break
10.45 - 11.15Issues and Approaches to Preservation Metadata
Michael Day, Research Officer (Metadata), UKOLN, University of Bath, UK
11.15 - 11.45Issues and Approaches to Digital Archiving
Margaret Hedstrom, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan
11.45 - 12.15Final questions and discussion
Robin Dale
12.15 - 13.30Lunch
13.30 - 14.30International reaction panel
Seamus Ross, Director of Humanities, Computing & Information Management, University of Glasgow
Karen Turko, Head of Preservation Services, University of Toronto, Canada
Colin Webb, Manager of Information Preservation, National Library of Australia
14.30 - 14.45 Weaving the threads
Peter Fox, University Librarian, University of Cambridge, UK
14.45 - 15.30Refreshment break and departure


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