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Archives Week 2016 - What’s on the Back? Updating the Definition of Complete for Digitization Projects

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 70 Washington Square South, Bobst Library, Berol Room (3rd Floor), New York, NY 10012

What’s on the Back? Updating the Definition of Complete for Digitization Projects

New York University Libraries

Thanks to the generous support of the Gardiner Foundation, NYU is undertaking a multi-year project to digitize two significant collections relating to the early history of New York City and Long Island. The Richard Maass Collection of Westchester and New York State was partially digitized as part of a boutique project in the early 2000s. At the time, the high cost of imaging and storage meant that the backs of materials were not digitized, and we are now filling in those blanks for researchers. The much larger Sylvester Manor Collection presents a variety of logistical considerations in terms of prioritization and conservation treatment. This presentation by Project Conservator Alex Bero and Project Archivist Maggie Schreiner will consider these two unique conservation and digitization projects and how the physical state of an object informs the process of care and digitization.

Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/T8H7Wd by Monday, October 17th 2016. 

When you arrive at Bobst Library, please proceed to the Library Privileges window, where you will receive an access pass for the library. All levels of Bobst Library are accessible by elevator, and there are wheelchair accessible restrooms two floors up from the event space. 

Capacity for this event is 40 people.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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