Announcement of Addition to American Memory Technical Information Page

Danna Bell-Russel dbell at
Tue May 9 15:29:46 EDT 2000

Good afternoon,

This announcement is being sent to a number of lists. Please
accept our apologies for any duplicate listings.

The Library of Congress National Digital Library Program (NDLP)
announces its newly revamped information page “Building Digital
Collections: Technical Information and Background Papers” at:

This part of the NDLP American Memory Web site documents technical
activities relating to the procedures and practices employed by the
NDLP, and its precursor American Memory Program, over the past decade of

these digital library efforts.  The page now includes direct links to
the sections of American Memory framing materials entitled, “Building
the Digital Collections” with access by digital format, collection
division or format of original.  The NDLP scanning service
RFPs/contracts continue to be available as well as papers covering
aspects of text mark-up, repository development, Web interface design,
workflow and production (NDLP Writer's Handbook, quality review
guidelines, project planning, the role of conservation) and also rights
and restrictions statements.  Numerous background papers are available
including a new paper by Caroline R. Arms of the NDLP, entitled “Getting

the Picture: Observations from the Library of Congress on Providing
Online Access to Pictorial Images” at:

We encourage you to check this location in the future as the page is
updated periodically.

Please send questions and comments about this and all National Digital
Library collections and materials to ndlpcoll at

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