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Purpose: Focuses on both broad and specific preservation issues in libraries. Topics encompass physical collections generally, and occasionally digital preservation issues. We serve academic, public, special, and other types of libraries.

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PAIG Mid-Winter 2016 Agenda

  • 1.  PAIG Mid-Winter 2016 Agenda

    Posted Dec 07, 2015 08:33 AM

    The Preservation Administrators Interest Group (PAIG)

    Saturday, January 9th, 8:30 – 11:30am.

    Co-Chairs : Laura McCann & Kate Contakos

    Location: Boston Convention & Exhibit Center Room 160AB



    8:30 – 8:35 – Welcome

    8:35 – 8:45  - Annie Peterson -Preservation Services Librarian, Lyrasis – PARS Chair Report

    8:45 – 9:00 - Jeanne Drewes - Chief, Binding & Collections Care Division/ Deacidification Program; Acting Director, Preservation Directorate – Update from the Library of Congress
    & Report on Standards

    9:00 – 10:00 Digital Preservation Projects and Initiatives

    Project Updates from the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) Program in Boston

    Alexandra Curran, Jeffrey Erickson, Alice Prael, Stefanie Ramsay, Julie Seifert-  National Digital Stewardship Residents

    Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving News (

    Liz Bishoff - owner and principal consultant for The Bishoff Group -


    10:00 – 10:10 Break

    10:10 – 10:25 - Highlighting Local Preservation Initiatives: Boston Area

    Outreach at the  Boston Athenæum

    Dawn Walus - Chief Conservator at the Boston Athenæum

    The Medford Historical Society Civil War Photographs Digitization Project

    Jay Hurd - Educator/Interpreter  - Concord Museum

    10:25 – 11:25 Disaster Preparedness & Response Initiatives

    The Current State of Cultural Heritage Emergency Networks

    Lori Foley- Emergency Management Specialist - FEMA/Smithsonian Institution

    Outreach for Emergency Preparedness: Harvard Library’s Reactive and Proactive Strategies

    Priscilla Anderson and Theresa Smith - Harvard Library Preservation Services


    11:25 – 11:30 Announcements

    Kate Contakos: PAIG is seeking a new co-chair for 2017