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Adrian Turner,

I'd be interested.  I was head of a grant project for the Philadelphia
Area Consortium on Special Collections Libraries that outsourced to Apex,
and I've subsequently been involved in other projects, as well.  I'd be
happy to talk on whatever seems most useful for you on your panel...

--Rob Cox
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-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Turner <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 14:59:37 -0700
Subject: Seeking participants: SAA 2004 panel discussion on outsourcing
EAD encoding

> Hi,
>
> I'm trying to locate participants for a possible SAA 2004 Boston panel
> discussion focusing on outsourcing EAD encoding to vendors.  The panel
> would comprise four to five participants, with a moderator.  Two
> panelists would represent conversion services.
>
> I am seeking additional panelists who would represent institutions with
> experience in preparing "home grown" or implementing existing
> conversion
> specifications (such as RLGs), negotiating, preparing finding aids for
> delivery, and quality control.  Through short presentations and
> discussions with the audience, panelists will cover topics such as
> vendor encoding processes, factors that influence pricing, creating
> encoding specifications, and quality assurance and evaluation.
>
> If you are interested in participating in this session, representing an
> institution that has outsourced EAD encoding, please contact me *as
> soon
> as possible* -- the deadline for the session proposal to SAA is Tuesday
> 10/7(!).
>
> Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the
> proposal.
>
> Thanks!
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> Adrian Turner
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> The California Digital Library
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