444. Preservation Is (Not) Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose
Wednesday, 7 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 307, WSCC
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Libraries and Research in Languages and Literatures
Presiding: Robert H. Kieft, Occidental Coll.
Speakers: John Kiplinger, JSTOR; Laura C. Mandell, Texas A&M Univ., College Station; Jeff Wilensky, ProQuest; John Wilkin, HathiTrust Digital Library
Responding: Joan Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information
For abstracts, visit www.wiu.edu/users/wat100/2012/ after 1 Dec.
The speakers will discuss the preservation of texts as a core purpose of libraries, engaging questions regarding the tasks of deciding what materials to preserve and when and which to let go: best practices; institutional and collective roles for the preservation of materials in various formats; economics and governance structures of preserving materials; issues of tools, standards, and platforms for digital materials.
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