*Posted on behalf of PAIG Co-Chair Laura McCann*

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

Kimberly Tarr

Head, Media Preservation Unit

New York University Libraries