Professor Cloonan Editor-in-Chief of Preservation, Digital Technology And Culture

preservation journal.pngThe first issue of Preservation, Digital Technology and Culture (PDT&C), previously Microform and Digitization Review, was published in March 2013. With the new editor-in-chief, Simmons GSLIS Dean Emerita and Professor Michèle Cloonan, comes a new title and a stronger focus on digitization and preservation issues involving multiple types of cultural heritage institutions.

Originally established in 1972 as Microform Review, the periodical has tracked the progression of projects and technical developments that contributed to preservation in libraries and archives. Though initially emphasizing microforms, the focus of the journal has shifted over the years to embrace the proliferation of new technologies.

In its new manifestation, PDT&C treats both practical and theoretical aspects of current issues affecting the field of preserving digital content. It will provide a timely forum for refereed articles, news, and field notes from around the world.

The first issue under the new name, volume 42, issue 1, contains articles concerning the contemporary preservation landscape, digital imaging error in HathiTrust, the Occupy movement, and social reading. Cloonan also introduces the new editorial board, which reflects the international focus of the journal. For further information on the issue, visit