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From: "Andrews, Kim" <[log in to unmask]>
>A Race Against Time: Preserving Our Audiovisual Media
> presented by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
> March 2 & 3, 2009 - Save the Date!
> Cosponsored and hosted by the Harry Ransom Center, The University of
> Texas at Austin
> Austin, TX
> Sessions:
> *        Overview of Machine-Based AV Media Identification and
> Preservation 
> *        Reformatting Options for AV Media
> *        Contracting for AV Preservation Services
> *        Surveying and Selecting AV Media Materials for Preservation and
> Access
> *        Funding Opportunities for AV Preservation
> *        Case Studies and Panel Discussions
> Lead Speaker: 
> Alan Lewis, Audiovisual Archives Consultant, Washington, DC 
> Speakers:
> George Blood, President, Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, PA
> Tom Clareson, Program for New Initiatives, PALINET, Philadelphia, PA
> Sarah Cunningham, Audio Preservation Specialist, Lyndon Baines Johnson
> Presidential Library and Museum, Austin, TX
> Sarah Stauderman, Preservation Manager, Smithsonian Institution
> Archives, Washington, DC
> The fee for this two-day program is $200.  Funders for this program
> include the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the
> Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  In partnership with PALINET.  Also
> cosponsored by The Kilgarlin Center for Preservation of the Cultural
> Record, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin and
> Amigos Library Services, Inc.
> Registration form available at
> http://www.ccaha.org/education/program-calendar .  For more information,
> visit www.ccaha.org <http://www.ccaha.org/> , call 215-545-0613 or email
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> A limited number of $750 stipends are available to staff from non-profit
> institutions with annual budgets of less than $500,000.  Eligibility
> requirements and stipend application information available at
> http://www.ccaha.org/uploads/media/cc74d6786125f8222a96b320ec1d2ec0.pdf 
> CCAHA will also conduct this program at the Denver Public Library in
> Denver, CO on July 29 & 30, 2009 and in Atlanta, GA in Fall 2009, dates
> to be announced.
> Kim Andrews 
> Preservation Services Officer
> CONSERVATION CENTER for Art and Historic Artifacts
> 264 S. 23rd Street 
> Philadelphia, PA  19103
> 
Well, I don't have the $200...nor any way to get to Austin, Texas...!
However, I DO have some experience in the area, since I'm currently
preserving some 52,000+ 78rpm phonorecords successfully...?!

Steven C. Barr
Oshawa, Ont'o., Canada