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The Fourth ARSAG International Symposium
May 27-30, 2002, Paris, France

Call for papers

Preservation in the Digital Age
The Fourth ARSAG International Symposium will focus on the relationships
between digitization and preservation of cultural heritage. The arrival of
new communication and information technologies within cultural institutions
has resulted in a modification of numerous practices. If digitization has
allowed considerable advances in the access and the management of
collections, many questions pertaining to preservation are still pending.
Ten years of practice has witnessed the emergence of problems that affect
all participants in the field (curators, conservators, conservation
scientists, and collection managers...).
Please find in the following list the main topics on which we would like to
receive contributions. Authors wishing to present a paper or a poster should
send a summary (500 words), in French or English, to the secretary of the
ARSAG before June 15th, 2001.

Policy, implementation and economics of digitization of collections
§ What should be digitized and why?
§ Which digitization policy is suitable for archives? Libraries? Museums?
§ The digitization of iconographic collections, books, manuscripts and
§ Quality control and standards
§ Cost of digitization

Preservation, conservation, and digitization of collections
§ Preservation of traditional materials
 - Perspectives of scientific research
 - New conservation techniques
 - Mass treatments
§ Preservation of electronic data
§ The integration of digitization in conservation practice

Papers will be delivered in English and in French, with simultaneous
The proceedings will be available to all participants at the beginning of
the meeting.

Contact and pre-registration
Françoise Flieder - Sibylle Monod
Association pour la recherche scientifique sur les arts graphiques (ARSAG)
36, rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 75005 Paris, France
tel         33 (0) 1 44 08 69 95
fax        33 (0) 1 47 07 62 95
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Sibylle Monod
Centre de recherches sur la conservation des documents graphiques
36, rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire
75005 Paris - France
téléphone : 01 44 08 69 95
télécopie : 01 47 07 62 95
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Daniel Greenstein
Director, Digital Library Federation
1755 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Suite 500
Washington DC 20036
phone 202 939 4762