2012 A Preservation Odyssey: Paths to the Future

26th Annual National Archives Preservation Conference


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2012 A Preservation Odyssey: Paths to the Future

26th Annual Preservation Conference – Friday, October 19, 2012

Date: The conference will be held on Friday, October 19, 2012

Program Schedule

Cost: $125.00 standard and $75.00 for students

National Archives Building
William McGowan Theater
7thStreet and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20504

About the Conference

2012 A Preservation Odyssey: Paths to the Future

The conference will address how new challenges and opportunities are shaping preservation strategies. Within this framework, speakers will focus on conservation, reformatting, storage technology, and the ways in which these program activities are evolving toward new solutions. A session on education and outreach will highlight innovative methods to share information and engage users through social media and training.

We are honored to have Mr. David M. Rubenstein as our Keynote Speaker. Mr. Rubenstein is a noted American philanthropist and is co-founder of The Carlyle Group.

We expect the conference to draw attendees from diverse fields including collections care and preservation management, administration of archives, historical collections, libraries and museums; archivists, curators and librarians; and conservators and preservation specialists and students in all these areas.

NARA's 26th Annual Preservation Conference, 2012 A Preservation Odyssey will explore:

  • Environment and Storage Technology

  • Conservation: Big and Small

  • Reformatting

  • Outreach

In another exciting development, a special Public Program has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19 in the McGowan Theater (following the Preservation Conference). The program will be titled Preserving Grain, Presenting Pixels: Film Preservation and Restoration in the Digital Age, and is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS will be sending Josef Lindner, Preservation Officer at the Academy Film Archive, whose presentation is based on their Film-to-Film Project, and other efforts of the Academy's Science and Technology Council.

Please visit the Program Schedule web page for a complete speaker's list.

For further information please contact the Conference Coordinator: Richard Schneider, 301-837-3617.

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