Paul Conway

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  Associate Professor of Information, School of Information  
Short bio: 


Conway has extensive research, teaching and administrative experience in the archives and preservation fields and has made major contributions over the past 30 years to the literature on archival users and use, preservation management, and digital imaging technologies. Prior to joining the faculty of the School of Information in 2006, Conway held positions at Duke University (2001-06), Yale University (1992-2001), the Society of American Archivists (1988-89), and the National Archives and Records Administration (1977-87; 1989-92). In 2005, Conway received the American Library Association's Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award for his contributions to the preservation field. He has been a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists since 1997. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Library and Information Studies. 


Research summary: 


Conway’s research encompasses the digitization of cultural heritage resources, particularly photographic archives, the use of digitized resources by experts in a variety of humanities contexts, and the measurement of image and text quality in large-scale digitization programs. At the School of Information, Conway teaches graduate level courses on the administration of archives, preservation, and digital libraries. He also teaches an upper level undergraduate course on ethics and information technology. 


Recent publications: 




Fear, K. & Conway, P. (2011). "Valuing American Archivist: An Interpretation of SAA's First Readership Survey," American Archivist 74 (Fall/Winter).



Conway, P. and Landis, W. (2011). "Open Access Publishing and the Transformation of American Archivist Online." American Archivist 74 (Fall/Winter).



Conway, P. (2011). "Archival Quality and Long-term Preservation: A Research Framework for Validating the Usefulness of Digital Surrogates." Archival Science 11 (3).



Conway, P. and Punzalan, R. (2011). "Fields of Vision: Toward a New Theory of Visual Literacy for Digitized Archival Photographs." Archivaria 71 (Spring): 63-97.



Yakel, E., Conway, P., Hedstrom, M., and Wallace, D. (2011). "Digital Curation for Digital Natives." Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 52 (Winter): 23-31.


Archival Science,
Digital Preservation,