13 May

Safeguarding Our Stories: Celebrating Preservation & Digitization

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
David S. Ferriero, D. Joshua Taylor
Event Location: 
The Lotos Club – 5 East 66th Street, New York, NY

An NYG&B 150th anniversary celebration event with special guest David S. Ferriero

This unique evening will feature David S. Ferriero, who will address the importance of preservation and digitization at our first official NYG&B 150th Anniversary Celebration. This educational event will highlight a central aspect of the NYG&B’s mission – preserving access to the records needed to tell the stories of New Yorkers. Mr. Ferriero was formerly the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries and, before that, the Vice Provost for Library Affairs at Duke University. For over 20 years, he has been an advocate for greater digitization to make information more readily available to library and archives users. Mr. Ferriero has been a part of a number of collaborative efforts to use new technology to increase access to government records and cultural resources, including the Digital Public Library of America. In 2009, he was appointed the 10th Archivist of the United States, and he continues in that position today. He will join NYG&B President D. Joshua Taylor in what promises to be a meaningful discussion and presentation about preservation and digitization.

Reception to follow for all attendees. Space is limited. 

Admission to the event is $75. 

Click here to reserve your seat or call Jen Davis at 212-755-8532 x208.