July 02, 2004

Seminar to explore digital technology

by Paula M. Davenport

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Anyone interested in learning more about using digital technology to preserve and promote cultural heritage institutions may attend an upcoming, one-day workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The University Museum is hosting the seminar, which will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the Museum's Auditorium inside Faner Hall. There is a $45 registration fee, which includes lunch, refreshments and take-home materials.

Sign up deadline is July 7. For further information or to register, contact Patricia L. Miller, Executive Director of the Illinois Heritage Association at 217/359-5600 or plmxiha@prairienet.org.

The workshop, "Basics and Beyond" will introduce participants to issues involved in planning digital imaging projects. Topics to be addressed are the advantages and disadvantages of digital imaging, professional standards, equipment choices, and making use of the Illinois Digital Archive.

Sponsors include the University of Illinois Library, the Illinois State Library, and the Illinois Heritage Association. Partial funding for the workshop comes from a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.