Please join us for the ALCTS PARS Preservation Metadata Interest Group Meeting at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago. Our program will begin with a short business meeting and the election of an incoming co-chair.

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Location: McCormick Place, W190b

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Overview of the PEGI Project and Preservation Metadata

Martin Halbert, Dean of Libraries, University of North Texas

Robbie Sittel, Eagle Commons Library Head and Government Information Librarian, University of North Texas

David Walls, Preservation Librarian, US Government Printing Office


Librarians, technologists, and other information professionals from the Center for Research Libraries, the Government Publishing Office (GPO), the University of North Texas, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Missouri, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Stanford University are undertaking a two year project to address national concerns regarding the preservation of electronic government information (PEGI) by cultural memory organizations for long term use by the citizens of the United States. The PEGI project has been informed by a series of meetings between university librarians, information professionals, and representatives of federal agencies, including the Government Publishing Office and the National Archives and Records Administration. The focus of the PEGI proposal is at-risk government digital information of long term historical significance.  For more details, see:


Making the Link: Preservation metadata for analog and digital materials

Brenna Campbell, Rare Books Conservator, Princeton University

Bethany Davis, Digital Processing Coordinator Librarian, University of Iowa

In recent years, the content of the Preservation Metadata Interest Group’s meetings has focused on questions surrounding preservation metadata for a wide array of digital objects. Nevertheless, preserved materials also exist in a variety of analog formats. This presentation will explore the assumptions underlying the observed digital focus of the interest group and discuss areas of overlap and difference between preservation metadata for digital and analog objects. It will also briefly summarize work to date on efforts to link preservation metadata for analog objects (also called conservation documentation) to existing bibliographic records and propose a new, closer alliance between professionals tasked with the preservation of digital and analog collections.

We hope to see you there!

Daniel Johnson Preservation Metadata IG Co-Chair (2016-2018)

Digital Preservation Librarian

University of Iowa

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Jenny Mullins, Preservation Metadata IG Co-Chair (2015-2017)

Interim Head of Preservation Services

Digital Preservation Librarian

Dartmouth College Library

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