Preservation Is (Not) Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose
Saturday, 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.
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.