Archiving 2020 ONLINE: Leslie Johnston (NARA) to Present on Digital Preservation

By Roberta Morehouse posted 27 days ago


Leslie Johnston to Present on Digital Preservation

Peter D. Burns
Peter D. Burns
Imaging system consultant: design, evaluation, and improvement.

Next month IS&T’s Archiving 2020 Conference will be presented online. On 18 May, the first keynote talk will be given by Leslie Johnston (US National Archives and Records Administration). She will present, The Ever-Changing Work that is Digital Preservation.

Since the mid-1990s, digital preservation has transformed from a secondary activity at a select few cultural heritage organizations to a vital international effort with its own best practices, standards, and community. This keynote and accompanying paper address what digital preservation is and is not, what factors impact the scope and efficacy of digital preservation, and what strategies seem to work.

IS&T’s Archiving Conference is a yearly series alternating between Europe and the US. It includes a full program of short courses and presentations covering preservation, digitizing, and access. Join cultural heritage professionals from around the world during Archiving 2020 ONLINE, 7-15 May (Short Course Program) & 18-21 May (Technical Program).  

Leslie Johnston is the director of digital preservation for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), responsible for developing and executing their digital preservation strategy. Johnston has worked in the cultural heritage, higher education, and federal communities; her expertise includes system design and implementation, setting and applying content and metadata standards, still image digitization, and the preservation of born-digital and digitized collections.