Another lecture in the Policy, Ethics and Accountability Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Johnson Institute for Responsible Government at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, is available for viewing on the Web. If you go to http://mediasite.cidde.pitt.edu/mediasite/viewer/?peid=fc4189f3-9a19-40f, then scroll down the left side to Information Sciences and click, you will find the information about the lecture and can view it. Or you can directly to
Michèle Cloonan, Dean and Professor at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, discussed “The Paradox of Preservation” on Thursday, April 20, 2006. She considered the moral, cultural, and ethical issues related to preservation and the recording of history. How should we document and analyze events of significant moral and ethical contention? Dean Cloonan considered the cases of the historical preservation of concentration camps, the "re-construction" of the Bamiyan statues in Afghanistan, and the preservation of Native American artifacts.
Michèle Cloonan is Dean and Professor of the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Prior to coming to Simmons, Michèle Cloonan was Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Information Studies, UCLA. Over the past twenty years, she has written extensively in the areas of preservation, book trade history, and bibliography. Her most recent publications have concerned the preservation of digital media, and she was recently interviewed by BBC's The World. Before she began her teaching career, she worked as a book conservator at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and started the preservation program at Brown University. While a professor at UCLA, she took a one-year leave of absence and was the Curator of Rare Books at Smith College. Dean Cloonan has held a variety of offices in the American Library Association, served on the board of the American Printing History Association, and has served several terms on the Advisory Committee of the Northeast Document!
vation Center. She has also served on the editorial boards of Libraries & Culture and Library Quarterly. Her honors include the Robert Vosper/IFLA Fellows Programme award, the Bibliographic Society of America Fellowship, and a fellowship to the Virginia Center of Creative Arts. Dean Cloonan holds degrees from Bennington College (AB), the University of Chicago (AM), and the University of Illinois (MS, PhD). She has been a visiting or adjunct professor at Northern Illinois University, the Universities of Illinois, Rhode Island, and Alabama, and Smith College.
Richard J. Cox
Department of Library and Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Editor, Records & Information Management Report
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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