Jeffrey M. Field is Deputy Director of the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities. He joined the Endowment's staff in 1974, immediately after receiving his Ph.D. degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. During 1974-76, he worked within the Public Programs Division, where he fostered the development of humanities programs in public libraries. In 1977, he joined the Research Division and administered grants for preserving and providing access to collections of research resources. In 1982, Mr. Field became Assistant Director for Research Resources and was also given responsibility for administering the Endowment's U.S. Newspaper Program. In 1985, Mr. Field became assistant director for the newly formed Office of Preservation and was made deputy to the director in 1989, and then deputy director of the Division of Preservation and Access in 1995. Mr. Field also serves as a liaison to the National Science Foundation for the Digital Library Initiative--Phase II.

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