AVPreserve President Chris Lacinak will be chairing a panel at the upcoming New York Archives Conference to be held June 5th-7th in Brookville, New York. NYAC provides an opportunity for archivists, records managers, and other collection caretakers from across the state to further their education, see what their colleagues are doing, and make the personal connections that are becoming ever more important to collaborate and look for opportunities to combine efforts. We’re pleased to see that this year’s meeting is co-sponsored by the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, another in their critical efforts to support archivists and collections in New York City and beyond.
Chris will be the chair for the Archiving Complex Digital Artworks panel with the presenters Ben Fino-Radin (Museum of Modern Art), Danielle Mericle (Cornell University), and Jonathan Minard (Deepspeed Media and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center). It’s hard to believe, but artists have been creating digital and web-based artworks for well over 20 years, and the constant flux in the technologies used to make and display those works has brought a critical need for new methodologies to preserve the art and the ability to access it. Ben, Danielle, and Jonathan are leading thinkers and practitioners in the field and will be discussing the fascinating projects they are involved with. We’re proud to work with them and happy their efforts are getting this exposure. We hope to see a lot of our friends and colleagues from the area in Brookville!