NEDCC NEWS Summer 2017
NEDCC’S Expanded Audio Preservation Service
The Center’s Audio Preservation Service provides digitization of audio media using traditional and optical-scanning technologies for open reel quarter-inch audio tape; compact cassette tape; digital audio tape (DAT); wax cylinders; metal master discs; lacquer discs; and other rare formats. Transfers are 100% attended, and deliverables are monitored 100% by ear (not software) for quality control.
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS Comes to the Pacific Northwest
Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections
August 21-23, Seattle, Washington.
Join the NEDCC Preservation Services Staff and a faculty of experts for two and a half days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. Registered participants to date include representatives from college and university libraries and archives, government agencies, state archives, public libraries, corporate archives, historical societies, and a variety of museums. Interact with faculty one-on-one and make connections with colleagues across the US and Canada who share similar challenges.
COMPLETE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER
Registration deadline is approaching: August 10!
NEDCC at Work on an NEH Grant Project
“Digital Assessment Training: Building a Framework, Building a Community.”
The Center's Preservation Services department is developing a collaborative digital assessment training program which will approach digital preservation assessment and training through case-study assessments, shadowing opportunities, workshops, a Digital Assessment Institute, and culminating in a symposium which will provide an opportunity to discuss outcomes, next steps, and sustainability. NEDCC is working with LYRASIS and other Regional Alliance for Preservation Centers, along with digital preservation practitioners and educators to develop a framework for identifying and assessing core elements of digital preservation practice at small and medium sized institutions. This project is made possible by a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
DID YOU KNOW?
NEDCC's Book and Paper Conservation Labs Collaborate with the Center's Digital Imaging Studios
Optimum image capture often takes place during conservation treatment, and NEDCC's Book and Paper Conservation Laboratories work closely with the Center's in-house Imaging Studios. Because of this unique collaboration, NEDCC's conservators can consult with photographers to determine the best approach for imaging an object, and advise on careful handling of rare and fragile materials. This further protects the material, improves efficiency, and captures information at the safest and most appropriate time, while conservation treatment ensures long-term preservation of the original object.
NEDCC Specializes in the Conservation of Asian Art
Partnering with the Nishio Conservation Studio, NEDCC offers high quality care and professional conservation treatment of Japanese and Chinese art. Traditional techniques and craftsmanship are combined with modern scientific analysis and conservation procedures to merge Asian aesthetics with Western technology while conforming to the ethics and standards of practice of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Candidates for conservation treatment include hanging scroll paintings and hand scrolls, folding screens, and woodblock prints.
Don't Forget - NEDCC's List of Funding Opportunities
NEDCC maintains a list of funding sources for conservation, digitization, audio preservation, and general preservation actitivies. Find deadline dates, links to guidelines, and eligibility requirements.