Program Schedule

Managing the Intangible: Creating, Storing and Retrieving Digital Surrogates of Historical Materials

Monday, April 30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Professor Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States
  • Dr. Michael J. Kurtz; National Archives, Assistant Archivist, Office of Records Services, Washington, DC, NARA
  • Doris Hamburg; National Archives, Director, Preservation Programs NARA

Keynote Address

Managing the Intangible:

  • Steven Puglia, Preservation and Imaging Specialist, Special Media Preservation Laboratory, NARA View Presentation

Project Planning

Criteria for Funding Digital Programs:

  • Joyce Ray, Associate Deputy Director for Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) View Presentation
  • Charles Kolb, Senior Program Officer, Division of Preservation and Access, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) View Presentation
  • Lucy Barber, Director for Technology Initiatives, National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), NARA

Infrastructure to Support Digital Preservation Programs:


Digitizing Fundamentals

Creation and Purpose of the Digital Surrogate:

Quality Assessment of the Digital Surrogate:

NARA's Electronic Records Archive

Digital Preservation Programs and Organizational Change

  • Pierre Gamache, Director General, Care of Collection, Library and Archives of Canada View Presentation

Reception at the Marriott Inn and Conference Center

Tuesday, May 1

Static Imaging

Presentation of Case Studies and Panel Discussion:

Moderated by Kevin DeVorsey, Preservation Projects Officer, Preservation Programs, NARA

  • Phil Michel, Digital Conversion Specialist, Library of Congress View Presentation
  • Alan Newman, Chief of Digital Imaging and Visual Services, National Gallery of Art View Presentation
  • Stephanie Ogeneski, Digital Imaging Specialist, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution View Presentation
  • Quentin Olson, Information Technology Manager, Special Media Preservation Laboratory, NARA
  • Jeff Reed, Supervisory Preservation Imaging Specialist (Photography), Special Media Preservation Laboratory, NARA
  • Linda Tadic, Director of Operations, ARTstor View Presentation

Panel Discussion

Dynamic Media:

Moderated by Leslie Waffen, Chief of Motion Picture, Sound and Video Branch, NARA

  • Sarah Cunningham, Audio Preservation Specialist, Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, NARA
  • Michael Hamilton, Supervisory Audiovisual Specialist, Nixon Presidential Materials Project, NARA
  • Criss Kovac, Supervisory Motion Picture Preservation Specialist, Special Media Preservation Laboratory, NARA
  • Chris Lacinak, Independent Consultant and Adjunct Professor, New York University, Moving Image Archive and Preservation Program
  • Jason Love, Supervisory Audio-Video Preservation Specialist, Special Media Preservation Laboratory, NARA
  • Greg Lukow, Chief of Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress View Presentation
  • Kate Murray, Audiovisual Archivist, Archives and Manuscripts, Hornbake Library, University of Maryland View Presentation
  • Quentin Olson, Information Technology Manager, Special Media Preservation Laboratory, NARA

Conclusion of Conference


Rockville, Maryland
Nancy Sunewick
Cube Tec International
Bremen, Germany
905-469-8080 (c/o Sascom)
Curt Smith
Electronic Records Archive (NARA)
College Park, Maryland
Ken Thibodeau
Iron Mountain Government Services
Dulles, Virginia
Christopher Smith
Preservation Technologies L. P.
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
Robert Strauss
Systems Integration Group
Lanham, Maryland
Jim Shafovaloff
Crowley Micrographics
Frederick, Maryland
Christopher Crowley
Dodge Color, Inc.
Silver Spring, Maryland
Ann Dominiski
Cutting Corporation - Archival Sound Labs
Bethesda, Maryland
Aaron Coe
Bono Film and Video, Inc.
Arlington, Virginia
Tim Bono