The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Conference Alert: Digital Directions (San Diego, CA/US, 27-29 May 2009)

The Northeast Document Conservation Center Presents:
DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections

MAY 27-29, 2009
Westin San Diego
San Diego, California

RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW - REGISTER ONLINE AT:
http://www.nedcc.org/education/ddsd09.php
Registration Deadline: MAY 1, 2009

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A FACULTY OF NATIONAL EXPERTS will lead you through the steps in creating and managing successful digital projects.

AT THE DIGITAL DIRECTIONS CONFERENCE, YOU WILL:

CONNECT WITH OTHER PARTICIPANTS from your state or institution type at a networking luncheon on Day One (included in your registration fee). Share ideas and discuss issues relating to the wide variety of digital
collections represented at the conference.

LEARN WHAT WORKED - AND WHAT DIDN'T WORK - IN CASE STUDIES of recent local digital projects, including municipal records for the City of San Diego; local history collections at the South Pasadena Public Library and the San Diego Historical Society; a century of botanical exploration in Baja California at the San Diego Natural History Museum.

EXPLORE LOW-COST, HIGH-IMPACT PRESERVATION SERVICES that help ensure the long-term accessibility of digital assets for cultural heritage institutions - presented by Keynote Speaker Martin Halbert, Director of the MetaArchive Cooperative.

LEARN ABOUT HIGH-END REPLICA DIGITAL PRINTING with a panel of experts, including R. Mac Holbert, co-founder of Nash Editions, one of the premier fine art digital print studios in the country, and Stanley Smith, Head of Imaging Services at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

SHARE THE "FUN" IN FUNDRAISING with Ginny Steel, University Librarian, UC Santa Cruz, as she recounts her experience with the Grateful Dead Archives and its vast and colorful collection that documents the band from 1965 to the present.

MEET THE LEADING PROVIDERS of digitization hardware, software, and services at the Digital Directions Vendor Showcase and Spotlight Sessions. (If you are a vendor interested in exhibiting at Digital Directions, contact Julie Martin, jmartin@nedcc.org.)

FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT CONFERENCE CONTENT, INCLUDING FACULTY BIOS AND SESSION ABSTRACTS: http://www.nedcc.org/education/ddsd09.php

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CONFERENCE FEE: $700 (includes a Networking luncheon on Day 1 and the Conference Reception) New! Conference fee discounts are available: Students: $595; Groups of 3 or more from the same institution registering at the same time: $595 each

NEDCC IS GRATEFUL FOR SUPPORT FROM the National Endowment for the Humanities for the Center's preservation services. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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GO TO: www.nedcc.org and click on the green sign-up button. TO VIEW EXAMPLES: of recent E-Announcements: http://www.nedcc.org/about/newsletter.php

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