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From your 1998-99 OCLC Users' Council Delegates:
   Arlene Luster                   Marcia Talley
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   ph: 808-449-2209                ph:  410-293-6905

> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>
> FOR MORE INFORMATION:
> Meg Bellinger, Preservation Resources
> +1-610-758-8700
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>
> Nita Dean, OCLC
> +1-614-761-5002
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>
> TOURS OF PRESERVATION RESOURCES TO BE OFFERED DURING ALA MIDWINTER
>
> DUBLIN, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1998--ALA Midwinter attendees will have an
> opportunity to tour Preservation Resources facilities in Bethlehem,
> Pennsylvania, on Friday, Jan. 29.  Bethlehem is 75 miles north of
> Philadelphia.
>
> "The tour will provide an opportunity to see how preservation
> microfilming and digital conversion of film are done, and to meet the
> Preservation Resources staff," said Meg Bellinger, president,
> Preservation Resources. "It will encompass the full range of the
> facility and services and provide a chance to see in action a fully
> implemented, high-production reformatting operation that is currently
> producing 8.4 million microfilm frames and 1.3 million digital images
> per year."
>
> The tour will include:
>
> * The camera studio, which has 13 Herrmann & Kraemer cameras and a
> LogE Robertson full-frame fiche camera
>
> * An overview of how preservation-quality microfilms are created,
> including high-contrast, continuous-tone and color films
>
> * The darkroom, processing and quality control units and an overview
> of how polysulfide solution is manufactured and applied
>
> * The 26,200-cubic-foot microfilm vault
>
> * The digital imaging studio
>
> * A brief overview of the scanning process
>
> Tours will be conducted in two sessions:
>
> Tour A--9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (The bus leaves Philadelphia at 8 a.m.
> and returns at 1 p.m.)
>
> Tour B--3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (The bus leaves Philadelphia at 1:30 p.m. and
> returns at 6:30 p.m.)
>
> Charter bus service from Philadelphia to Bethlehem and back will be
> provided at no charge.  Due to limitations of time and space, the tour
> is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
>
> Reservations can be made by contacting Carmen Brewer, Preservation
> Resources, via e-mail at [log in to unmask] by Dec. 11, indicating tour
> choice (A or B) and transportation choice (riding the bus or providing
> own).
>
> Preservation Resources is a nonprofit organization devoted to the
> reformatting or conversion of library and archival materials.
> Originally called MAPS (Mid-Atlantic Preservation Service), the
> organization was established in 1985 to serve the preservation
> microfilming needs of five Mid-Atlantic research libraries--Columbia
> University Libraries, Cornell University Library, Princeton University
> Library, New York State Library and the New York Public Library.  It
> has been a division of OCLC since 1994 and is based in Bethlehem,
> Pennsylvania, <http://www.oclc.org/presres/>.
>
> OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit, membership,
> computer library service and research organization whose computer
> network and services link more than 27,000 libraries in 66 countries
> and territories <http://www.oclc.org/>.  (ND)
>
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