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17-19—Computers:The 25th Annual Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, sponsored by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science,Illini Union, Urbana-Champaign. Theme: “Design and Evaluation of Computer/Human Interfaces: Issues for Librarians and Information Scientists.” W. David Penniman, director of libraries and Information Systems at the AT&T Bell Laboratories, will present the keynote address. Fee: $275. Contact: GSLIS, 410 David Kinley Hall, 1407 W. Gregory Street, Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 333-3280.


5-7—Archives: Spring Meeting, Midwest Archives Conference, Bismarck Hotel, Chicago. Archivist of the United States Don W. Wilson will speak on “The Road Ahead for the National Archives.” Other session topics include student life, computers and collecting, certification of archivists, oral history, appraisal, consulting, and records management. Four workshops will focus on public relations, reference, managing creativity, and the use of primary sources in the classroom. A seminar for advanced archivists will address the issue of developing a defense of archival work. Special tours include the Newberry Library, Chicago Historical Society, and the Curt Teich Postcard Collection at the Lake County Museum. Fee: $15 in advance, $18 for late registration, and $9 for full-time students. Contact: Stephen McShane, Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, Calumet Regional Archives, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway (Library), Gary, IN 46408; (219) 980-6628.

9—Marketing: Seminar, presented by MLS: Marketing Library Services and Learned Information, Sheraton Center, New York. Designed to give librarians a step-by-step approach to creating and implementing a cost-effective marketing program, the seminar was created by Barbie E. Keiser, an information resource management consultant, Sharon La Rosa, editor of MLS, and Carol Galvin, marketing consultant. Fee: $195. Contact: MLS Marketing Seminar, P.O. Box 2286, Abington, MA 02351; (609) 654-6266.

15-18—Artificial intelligence: The 17th ASIS Mid- Year Meeting, Campus Inn, Ann Arbor, Michigan, will have the theme “Artificial Intelligence: Expert Systems and Other Applications.” The conference will familiarize attendees with AI concepts and techniques, applications for information systems, and issues raised by new and potential developments in the field. Speakers include physicist M. Mitchell Waldrop and Pat Molholt, associate director of libraries at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Contact: American Society for Information Science, 1424 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 462-1000.


6- 10—SALALM: The 33d Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University. Theme: “Frontiers, Borders and Hinterlands: Research Needs and Resources.” The issues include the movement of frontiers over time, through phases of expansion as well as the more recent contraction experienced by various indigenous groups. Conference sessions will be conducted in both English and Spanish. Contact: Suzanne Hodgman, Executive Secretary, SALALM, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI53706; (608) 262-3240.


25-29—Social sciences: “Management of Machine-Readable Social Science Information,” a workshop for individuals whose responsibilities include providing access to social science statistical data files to users, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Ann Arbor. A review of data services both on local campuses and through ICPSR will provide information on the acquisition of social science data resources, ICPSR’s data dissemination procedures, and reference control of machine- readable files. Fee: $600. Instructor: Carolyn Geda, ICPSR. Contact: Henry Heitowit, Program Director, ICPSR Summer Program, P.O. Box 1248, Ann Arbor, MI 48106; (313) 764-8392.


21-25—Photographs: Workshop on identifying, handling, and storing 19th and 20th-century black-and-white photographs, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. Experts from the Chicago Art Institute, the International Museum of Photography, the Image Permanence Institute, and Eastman Kodak will serve as instructors. Participants will learn how to identify image-forming processes, clean various types of photographs, prevent or halt image deterioration, preserve photograph albums, and manage, store, and display photo collections.

Hands-on darkroom sessions and demonstrations are the highlight of a follow-up seminar on copying and duplicating, August 26-28. Contact: RIT/T&E Seminar Center, One Lomb Memorial rive, Rochester, NY 14623; (716) 475- 2757.

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