The Marriage of Preservation and Access
Director of the Division of Preservation and Access
National Endowment for the Humanities
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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About the Lecture:
The close alliance between preservation of cultural heritage collections and the provision of access to them was explored, 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, was presented and shown to have led to changes and additions that strengthen the bond between preservation and access in the division’s programs.
About the Speaker:
Nadina Gardner is the Director of the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Before coming to NEH, 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.