Title: Preserving Our Heritage: Perspectives from antiquity to the digital age
Editor: Michele V. Cloonan
Paperback: ISBN 9781856049467, £59.95
Imprint: London : Facet Publishing, 2014.
“This book aims to introduce students and professionals to readings that will help them in their studies and their professional practice. Curated by an advisory board from across the cultural heritage sectors, it offers a unique compilation of key texts from a range of international contributors, charting the development of preservation from its origins to modern day practice.
Drawing on historical texts, this all-encompassing, accessible volume provides a comprehensive understanding of preservation for librarians, archivists and museum specialists. By grounding key readings in context, Michèle V. Cloonan offers students and professionals an overview of longevity, reversibility, enduring value and authenticity of information preservation. In considering the history and context of preservation, she provides significant insight into conservation, historic preservation, moving images, and other cultural heritage institutions…
Readership: This rich book acts both as a reader for heritage professionals, a textbook for students and researchers in archives, museums and libraries courses around the world and as a reference work for professionals and scholars.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.