Senior Digital & Preservation Services Consultant
Thomas F. R. Clareson is Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, the largest library and cultural heritage network in the U.S. He consults nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness and recovery, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, and advocacy issues. He has served as a lead consultant on seventeen Institute of Museum and Library Services “Connecting to Collections” statewide preservation planning grants, and six implementation projects. He is also co-leader of the annual “Digital Futures” five-day workshop series, sponsored by King’s College London in the U.K. and Australia. With more than 20 years experience in preservation and digitization services, Tom was previously Program Director for New Initiatives at PALINET and Global Product Manager at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.; he also served in various capacities at Amigos Library Services, Inc. Tom holds an MLS from Kent State University, an MA from Ohio State University, and a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University. Formerly a representative from the Society of American Archivists to the Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums, he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Heritage Preservation, the national institute for preservation and conservation advocacy. He has taught graduate-level preservation courses for The University of Texas at Austin, University of California-Los Angeles, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Friday, January 8
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM