"The Marriage of Preservation and Access"
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20540
Thursday, April 14, 2011* (please see schedule note below)
West Dining Room, Madison Building, 6th floor (Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at 202-707-6362 or [log in to unmask]) and also via Live Webcast worldwide (to participate via live webcast, send an email at least 3 days in advance to Angela Burgess, [log in to unmask])
Nadina Gardner, Director of the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities, will explore the close alliance between preservation of cultural heritage collections and the provision of access to them, with particular reference to the ways in which the grant programs of the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities exemplify that alliance. The results of a recent strategic planning effort, which included attention both to physical preservation and to preservation of the digital cultural record, will be presented and shown to have led to changes and additions that strengthen the bond between preservation and access in the divisionâ€™s programs.
Nadina Gardner is the Director of the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Earlier, she was a senior program officer in the division and, at the beginning of her career, was a program officer in the Division of Research Programs, working primarily in collaborative research. She was the Assistant Director for Libraries and Archives with Heritage Preservation, where she worked on the Heritage Health Index, and was the Assistant to the Director of The Research Libraries of The New York Public Library, where she coordinated long-range planning in the four research libraries and was a member of the Research Libraries Management Team. She holds an A.B. magna cum laude in English and American literature from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Director for Preservation
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4500