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More than 13 free sessions also are to be offered in each of the two specialty theaters—Wide Format Pavilion and Mailing & Fulfillment Center. These presentations will be made by manufacturer representatives and consultants.

Complete information about the educational program and online registration is available at
GPO Looking To Go Digital

WASHINGTON, DC—A name change may be in order for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) as it recently took a major step toward providing a one-stop site for access to government information in electronic form. Working with Harris Corp., the GPO intends to develop the “Future Digital System” as a source for authentic,
version-controlled and permanently available content. The system will also support all materials within the scope of the Federal Depository Library Program and its more than 1,250 libraries around the country.

Content will be entered into the system, authenticated and catalogued according to GPO-selected metadata and standards. Materials included will range from text and associated graphics to video, audio and other forms of content that emerge.

Entries will be available for Web searching, Internet viewing, downloading and printing, and will also serve as document masters for conventional printing, on-demand printing and other dissemination methods.
Presstek Extends Open House Series

HUDSON, NH—Presstek Inc. recently brought its Open House road show to Philadelphia, giving local printers the opportunity to drop in for product demonstrations, including the Presstek 5634 DI digital offset press, and educational sessions that were conducted throughout the day. The remaining schedule for 2006 includes stops in Kansas City, KS, (September 26-28), Newark, NJ, (October 31 to November 2); and Minneapolis (December 5-7). Detailed information is available at
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ROCHESTER, NY—Newspaper operations continue to be the big story in CTP adoption for Eastman Kodak Co. Among the sites installing new systems built around Kodak Trendsetter News platesetters are The Intelligencer, Doylestown, PA; Ludington Daily News, Ludington, MI; Independent Publishing Co., Anderson, SC; and Castle-Printech Inc., DeKalb, IL.

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