Announcement: Archives Week Presentation this Thursday at 4pm, Berol Room, (3rd floor Bobst Library)!

Please join for a presentation by Alex Bero and Maggie Schreiner, who will be discussing their work for the Gardiner Project during Archives Week. They will focus on the digitization of two collections with different needs and priorities. The full program description follows:
What’s on the Back?: Updating the Definition of Complete for Digitization Projects.

It takes place on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 4pm in Bobst Library, Berol room (3rd floor).
Thanks to the generous support of the Gardiner Foundation, NYU is undertaking a multi-year project to digitize two significant collections relating to the early history of New York City and Long Island. The Richard Maass Collection of Westchester and New York State was partially digitized as part of a boutique project in the early 2000s. At the time, the high cost of imaging and storage meant that the backs of materials were not digitized, and we are now filling in those blanks for researchers. The much larger Sylvester Manor Archive presents a variety of logistical considerations in terms of prioritization and conservation treatment. This presentation by Project Conservator Alex Bero and Project Archivist Maggie Schreiner will consider these two unique conservation and digitization projects and how the physical state of an object informs the process of care and digitization.
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