11.0041 digitizing workshop

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sun, 18 May 1997 22:58:17 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 41.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 09:00:32 +0100
From: David Green <david@cni.org>
Subject: Digitizing Photo Collections WORKSHOP (June 7-9, Rochester, NY)

May 16, 1997

June 7-9, 1997
Rochester, NY

A colloquium for the exchange of information among those actively involved
in photograph digitizing projects, sponsored by the National Endowment for
the Humanities' Division of Preservation and Access and the Image
Permanence Institute (IPI), will be held June 7-9, 1997, at IPI, Rochester
Institute of Technology.

Participants will discuss such questions as:

How will institutions use digital images?
What image quality is required?
Do we need standards? And, if so, who should define them?

The colloquium is part of a two-year NEH-sponsored project to investigate
the key technical issues and problems of digital imaging for use in library
and archive photographic collections. IPI's project is examining the issue
of image quality requirements and their relationship to institutional
policies and purposes. Speakers and panelists will include managers of
preservation and
digitizing projects from libraries and archives, imaging consultants, and
representatives of industry. Photohistorians are encouraged to attend, to
bring a scholarly perspective to the discussions.


Jane Pestke,
Image Permanence Institute
Phone: (716) 475-5199.
Fax: (716) 475-7230

E-mail: cjppph@rit.edu