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NARA Preservation Conference

From: Richard Schneider <richard.schneider<-at->
Date: Monday, January 26, 2009
US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
2009 Preservation Conference
Thursday, March 26, 2009

Digitizing for Preservation and Access: Past is Prologue

William McGowan Theater - National Archives Building
Constitution Avenue and 7th Street NW
Washington, DC

In 2007, the National Archives Preservation Conference focused on
the essential components of the digitization process and on common
issues that would influence reformatting decisions and approaches.
It was geared to benefitting institutions that were contemplating
entering, or may have had just entered, the digitization arena.

This year we are presenting "Digitizing for Preservation and Access:
Past is Prologue."  It will focus on institutional approaches, case
studies, standards and management techniques for projects and
programs that are either underway or already completed. Thus, the
discussion has moved from the experimental and theoretical to
examining and learning from what has already been done.

Our intent is for attendees to leave the conference with an
understanding of what digitizing choices are appropriate for their
institution, based in part on lessons learned and new ground broken
by other institutions, large and small.

The 2009 conference coincides with the 75th Anniversary of the
founding of the National Archives.

"Digitizing for Preservation and Access: Past is Prologue" will also
feature an exhibit by vendors who provide products and services
related to the conference topic.

The 2009 Preservation Conference Program

    Opening Remarks

    Dr. Michael J. Kurtz
    Assistant Archivist, Office of Records Services
    Washington DC

    Additional speaker to be announced.

    Keynote Address

        Digitizing for Preservation and Access: Past is Prologue
        Dr. Paul Conway
        Associate Professor, School of Information University of
        Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Institutional Approaches I

        Doris A. Hamburg
        Director of Preservation Programs, NARA

        Carl Fleischhauer
        Technical Coordinator, National Digital Library Program,
        Library of Congress, Washington, DC

    Institutional Approaches II

        Karen B. Weiss
        Information Resources Manager, Archives of American Art,
        Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

        Additional speaker to be announced.

    Guidelines and Long-term Management

        Michael Stelmach
        Manager of Digital Conversion Services Library of Congress,
        Washington, DC

    Archival and Preservation Preparation for Digitizing Records

        Amy Lubick
        Conservator, Document Conservation Division, NARA

        David Null
        Director, University Archives and Records Management
        Services, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

    Public Interface / Providing Access

        Daniel Santamaria
        Assistant University Archivist, Mudd Manuscript Library,
        Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

        Suzanne Issacs
        Digital Projects Coordinator, National Archives Experience,

    Case Studies in Digitization

        Greg Colati
        Digital Initiatives Coordinator, Penrose Library University
        of Denver, Denver, Colorado

        Mark E. Harvey
        State Archivist, Archives of Michigan, Lansing, Michigan

        Additional speaker to be announced.

This program is subject to change. Updates to the program will be
posted on the conference web page as they become available. A final
conference agenda will be provided at the Registration Desk on March
26, 2009.

    8-8:45 am               Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:45 am - 5:45 pm       Program
    5:45 - 7 pm             Reception

Morning and afternoon breaks, and a box lunch will be provided.

Registration Fees:
    $125 Standard Registration
    $75 Student Registration

For correspondence, please contact

    Richard Schneider
    Conference Coordinator

For conference updates, please visit


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