MLA 2012

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.

Speakers: John KiplingerJSTORLaura C. Mandell, Texas A&M Univ., College Station; Jeff WilenskyProQuestJohn WilkinHathiTrust Digital Library

Responding: Joan Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information

For abstracts, visit www.wiu.edu/users/wat100/2012/ after 1 Dec.

Session Description:

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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