ALCTS PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group

Digital Conversion Interest Group Meeting at ALA 2010

  • 1.  Digital Conversion Interest Group Meeting at ALA 2010

    Posted May 27, 2010 11:03 AM

    Please join us for the ALCTS/PARS Digital Conversion Interest Group meeting on Saturday, June 26, 1:30-3:30 pm at the JW Marriott Hotel (Capitol)- BR H/J

    Featured speakers:

    Peter Alyea, Digital Conservation Specialist at the Library of Congress, will be sharing the Library's latest research into 3D imaging and digitization of analog audio discs. The research revolves around a system called IRENE, which can transform damaged and old records into digital audio. IRENE has the potential to help preserve thousands of records which are currently unplayable via a conventional needle and turntable. 

    For more information about the IRENE project, please visit

    Also see NPR's report on the project at

     Leslie Johnston, Manager of Technical Architecture Initiatives with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), will address an overview of the program’s current initiatives, including distributed preservation, use of “the cloud,” and the documentation and validation of file formats. 

     New co-chairs wanted:

     We will also be electing new co-chairs. If you are interested, please attend the meeting or you may contact: Janet Ahrberg at or Preston Cabe at