January 20, 2022

Penn St. University Libraries’ Digitization and Preservation Department Profiled in School Newspaper

From The Collegian:

The work of the Penn State University Libraries’ Digitization and Preservation Department is focused on preserving old collections of documents from both Penn State’s library and from other places.

Currently, the department is working on about 40 different projects, including preserving documents, books, newspapers and more, the Judith O. Sieg Chair for Preservation and Head of the Digitization and Preservation Department Sue Kellerman said. They also preserve items, documents and photos from the university archives.


In the 1990s, the department started to change its preservation process from only doing traditional preservation, like repairs, to creating digital collections, Kellerman said.

Now, the preservation process is focused on digital preservation, and with that, the department faces some challenges, Kellerman said.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.