Overcoming project hurdles: Approaches to identifying and managing collection red flags
February 8, 2017
Featured speakers: Jessica Bitely and Yvonne Ng
Director of Preservation Services, Northeast Document Conservation Center
Jessica Bitely is the Director of Preservation Services at the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC). She works closely with each of the Center’s departments to coordinate training programs, facilitate outreach efforts, and provide preservation information to individuals and organizations in the US and abroad. She has performed general preservation assessments for cultural heritage organizations throughout the US, and has presented on a wide variety of preservation topics ranging from caring for personal collections to identification and handling of audiovisual materials. Jessica received her MLIS from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Senior Archivist, WITNESS
Yvonne Ng is the Senior Archivist at WITNESS, an international nonprofit organization that supports people using video to protect human rights. She is also an active member of XFR Collective and the Association of Moving Image Archivists. She recently taught a summer course on Personal Digital Archiving at New York University, and has previously worked at NYU Libraries, New York Public Library, and the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center. Yvonne holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from NYU.