Preservation Standards and Practices Committee

Charge

Promotes and supports the development and use of appropriate methods and materials employed in the preservation of library materials in all formats. Reviews and advises on information relevant to preservation standards, best practices, and technical reports and specifications. Advocates for and contributes to the development of new standards and practices to advance the profession. Monitors trends in preservation practices, identifies gaps in existing documentation, and disseminates relevant metrics or metrics-gathering tools, such as the Preservation Statistics Survey. Promotes and coordinates Preservation Section activities in this area and fosters interactions with other groups sharing similar interests within and outside of ALA.

This committee is part of our Preservation Section.

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Roster

Ms. Miranda Nixon (Chair, September 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Sean Marc Buckner (Member, September 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Stephanie Lamson (Member, September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2025)
Faye Mazzia (Member, September 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024)
Shelby Strommer (Member, September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2025)
Elizabeth H. Taft (Member, September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2025)
Mr. Guanwen Zhang (Member, September 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Amber Robbin (Staff Liaison, January 23, 2024, to June 29, 2050)
Contact Core (Staff, January 24, 2024, to June 29, 2050)

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Composition

Membership is made of 6 members plus one Chair, two members for books and paper materials and issues, two members for recording and photographic media and issues, and two members for reformatting techniques and issues.