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Subject: Tom Clareson

Tom Clareson

From: Christopher Barton <bartonc>
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Thomas F.R. Clareson has been named product manager of the Digital
and Preservation Co-op, OCLC Digital and Preservation Resources, a
new division of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., in
Dublin, Ohio.

As product manager, Mr. Clareson will assist cultural institutions
with the life cycle management of digital assets, from creation to
long-term retention and access.  The Digital and Preservation Co-op
will be a focal point for collaboration to identify support and
information for libraries and other institutions seeking to
digitize, preserve and publish collections.

For the past decade, Mr. Clareson was Imaging and Preservation
Services manager at Amigos, an OCLC-affiliated regional network,
where he planned, coordinated and managed an information and
education service on the preservation and digitization of library
and archival materials for over 690 institutions in a five-state
region.  Mr. Clareson delivered over 40 presentations and workshops
annually on various preservation issues.  He specialized in grant
writing and emergency preparedness and recovery.

"OCLC's Digital and Preservation Resources brings together an array
of people and resources that can offer help to cultural heritage
institutions in digitizing and preserving their collections," Mr.
Clareson said.  "To build the most useful digital collections,
collaboration, education, and communication will be key, and the
Digital and Preservation Co-op will assist in all of those

Prior to joining Amigos, Mr. Clareson was membership and cooperative
programs administrator at OCLC, where he administered OCLC's
national preservation activities, worked with user groups and
assisted with other national programs.

He is a past chair, Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS),
American Library Association.  He has been a graduate school
instructor in preservation management at University of Texas at
Austin and University of California at Los Angeles.

Mr. Clareson earned a master's degree in Library Science from the
Kent State University/Columbus Program; a master's degree in
Journalism from The Ohio State University; and a bachelor's degree
in English Literature and Journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Christopher Barton
Public Relations writer
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Dublin, Ohio

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:36
                 Distributed: Tuesday, November 6, 2001
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Received on Tuesday, 30 October, 2001

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