Event Date/Time: Apr 14, 2003 End Date/Time: Apr 15, 2003
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LIBER Workshop
Microfilming and Digitisation for Preservation

Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), The Hague, The Netherlands
14-15 April 2003

Over the last years the role of microfilming in collection management has
been somewhat overshadowed by the rise of digitization. Digitization has
rapidly become popular as a way to open up collections for wider use, but
its role in preservation of collections remains as yet debatable.
Microfilming has long been an established surrogating method for
preservation purposes, but seems less attractive than digitization in
terms of access.

This workshop aims to clarify the position of microfilming and
digitization by presenting an overview of the possibilities and
requirements for combining the two approaches in preservation projects.
It will look at the technical and organizational issues involved in
developing methods that exploit the strengths of both approaches in an
economical manner. Topics like producing microfilm to standards that allow
subsequent digitization and the production of microfilms from digital
masters will be discussed.

Quality control will be a central issue, not only in terms of producing
durable masters, but also in terms of use. If users can no longer consult
the originals, the surrogates put at their disposal, whether digital or
microform, need to meet their requirements in every possible way. In
developing workflows and negotiating contracts for outsourcing, criteria
for meeting quality standards have to be specified in detail, and
extensive cooperation between institutions and vendors is indispensable to
achieve the highest possible quality within the available budget and time.

This meeting will combine elements of a conference and of a workshop.
Apart from plenary sessions and presentations, there will be on-site
demonstrations for smaller groups.

Collection managers in libraries and archives, managers of preservation
and digitization projects, microfilming and digitization companies.

- LIBER Preservation Division
- Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), The Hague, The Netherlands
- European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)

Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB), The Hague, Auditorium and Strata
Preservation microfilming and digitisation units


Additional Information

FEE Euro 70,- (incl. coffee/tea + lunch) / Dinner Euro 35,- Fee must be paid into the bankaccount of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek. Account: Postbank 425131 Please state "LIBER workshop". (IBAN NL62PSTB0000425131 - SWIFT: PSTBNL21)