Preservation Committee Meeting: May 16, 2016


Members Attending:

  • Patrick Brown, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Mary Burns, Northern Illinois University
  • Miriam Centeno, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Jenny Dunbar, College of DuPage
  • Greg MacAyeal, Northwestern University
  • Beth McGowan, Northern Illinois University
  • Jamie Nelson, DePaul University
  • Melanie Schoenborn, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Anne Thomason, Lake Forest College

Staff Attending:

  • Nicole Swanson

Staff Absent:

  • Elizabeth Clarage


  • Patrick Brown was selected to take minutes.
  • Previous minutes will be looked at later in the week.
  • Meeting adjourned at approximately 10:35 a.m.

Discussion Items

  • Annual Project/Newsletter Tips on Audio Visual Preservation.
    • Most sections are to be finished or edited by the end of this week.
    • Please email Nicole and Elizabeth with final edits, content, and images.
    • Beth will work on a short conclusion section.
    • Send Images to Nicole for the website.
    • Website will be ready to share for the Committee’s approval on 5/23.
  • Preservation Resources Webliography:
    • Anne and Miriam will work on completing their sections this week.
    • Patrick’s changes were approved.
    • Everyone else’s sections are done.
  • Discussion about our reflections on the year and the project. Beth will write up the discussion and share with the group for any additional edits.
  • Annual Report: Miriam and Beth will continue to work on it and send it to for group for email approval.
  • Topics for the June meeting:
    • Opportunity to volunteer to be chair(s) of the Committee for 2016-2017
    • Fall Open House (Northwestern?)
    • Spring Collections Care workshop with Jennifer Hunt Johnson (ISU)

 Tasks Assigned

  • All members: Approve last month’s minutes through email, Greg will share 5/16 or 5/17
  • All members: Review Beth’s reflections on the year and the project.
  • All members: Approve final content of annual project week of 5/23
  • All members: Approve annual report week of 5/23
  • Elizabeth and Nicole: Submit the annual report and annual project on 5/31

 Next Meeting Dates

  • June 20, 2016, conference call at 10 am
    • 217 332 6338
    • 312 994 8410
    • 888 983 3631 (toll free)
    • Conference ID: 9401938