Taking Stock: Sharing Responsibility for Print Preservation is a new issue brief from Roger C Schonfeld of Ithaka S+R that “surveys the progress our community has made in the past decade [in print preservation], but warns against the conflation of collaborative print management and improved access to collections with preservation.” While the traditional approach to preservation as “preservation through proliferation” has fallen by the wayside and “we may have developed a strong network for managing down print, Schonfeld wonders, “whether that will yield long-term preservation goals.”
In short, Roger questions if we are taking the necessary steps to preserve our print heritage.
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.