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Preservation Department

Preservation Department: Still Image Digitization and Audiovisual Preservation

The Preservation Department of the Emory Libraries was established in September 1985 to support preservation activities in all of the Emory Libraries. The Preservation staff acts as a resource for the latest conservation treatments, digitization, and preservation information. This includes still image and audiovisual digitization of Emory Libraries collection material. The department also maintains disaster preparedness and response plans for all Emory Libraries. Additionally, it monitors environmental conditions and light levels to protect our collections in storage and exhibition areas in all library buildings. The Conservation Lab was established in 1987 and provides care for the physical condition of all Emory University library collections, both rare and circulating.

Staff of the Preservation Department hold active roles in local and regional preservation efforts, such as participating in the Heritage Emergency Response Alliance (HERA), the Southeast Regional Conservation Association (SERCA), and as consultants to our wider community. Nationally, our conservators are involved in the American Institute of Conservation (AIC), American Library Association (ALA), the Guild of Book Workers (GBW), and the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), participating as members, board members, committee chairs, and program planners.

All staff are committed to act as information resources concerning preservation, digitization, and conservation issues.

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The Still Image and Audiovisual Digitization staff digitizes texts, manuscripts, photographic materials, flat art, three dimensional, and audiovisual materials from the Emory Libraries collections. They collaborate with other departments to ensure that digital content created by the team is appropriately preserved, accessible, and discoverable.

Preservation Leadership Team

Kim Norman - Director, Preservation and Digitization Services,

Ephranette Brown - Head, Library Conservation,

Kyle Fenton - Head, Still Image Digitization,

Nina Rao - Audiovisual Conservator,


Digitization Staff Members

Paige Knight - Digitization Coordinator,

Brian Methot - Digitization Coordinator,

Bonnie Jean Woolger - Preservation Technician,