Paul Conway

Associate Professor of Information,
University of Michigan

Journal Articles

Fear, K. & Conway, P. (2011 in press). "Valuing American Archivist: An Interpretation of SAA's First Readership Survey," American Archivist 74 (Fall/Winter).
Conway, P. and Landis, W. (2011 in press). "Open Access Publishing and the Transformation of American Archivist Online." American Archivist 74 (Fall/Winter).
Conway, P. (2011 in press). "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.
Conway, P. (2010). "Modes of Seeing: Digitized Photographic Archives and the Experienced User." American Archivist 73 (Fall): 425-462. Winner: SAA Fellows' Ernst Posner Prize for best article in American Archivist
Donaldson, D. R. & Conway, P. (2010). "Implementing PREMIS: A Case Study of the Florida Digital Archive," Library Hi Tech, Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 273-289.
Conway, P. (2010). "Preservation in the Age of Google: Digitization, Digital Preservation, and Dilemmas." The Library Quarterly 80 (1): 61-79.
Conway, P. (2009). "Building Meaning in Digitized Photographs." Journal of the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science 1 (no. 1).
Conway, P. (2008). "Modeling the Digital Content Landscape in Universities." Library Hi Tech 26 (3): 342-358. Outstanding Paper Award, Literati Network Awards for Excellence
Conway, P. (1996). Preservation in the Digital World. Washington, D.C.: Commission on Preservation and Access. Translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Russian.
Conway, P. (1996). "Yale University Library's Project Open Book: Preliminary Research Findings." D-Lib Magazine 2 (February).
Conway, P. (1996). "Selecting Microfilm for Digital Preservation." Library Resources & Technical Services 40 (January): 67-77.
Conway, P. (1994). "Digitizing Preservation: Microfilm and Paper Go Electronic." Library Journal 119 (February 1): 42-45. [cover story]
Conway, P. (1993). "Effective Continuing Education for Training the Archivist." Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 34 (Winter): 38-47.
Conway, P. (1993). "Archival Preservation Practice in a Nationwide Context." American Archivist 53 (Spring): 204-222. Reprinted in: American Archival Studies: Readings in Theory and Practice. Edited by Randall C. Jimerson. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2000, pp. 495-517.
Conway, P. (1989). "Archival Preservation: Definitions for Improving Education and Training." Restaurator 10 (1): 47-60.
Conway, P. (1988). "Perspectives on Evaluating Workshop Education Programs," Options: A Professional Journal about Adult Learning and Practice 3 (Fall/Winter): 6-9.
Conway, P. (1988). "Archival Education and the Need for Full time Faculty." American Archivist 51 (Summer): 254-263.
Conway, P. (1987). "Perspectives on Archival Resources: The 1985 Census of Archival Institutions." American Archivist 50 (Spring): 174-191.
Conway, P. (1986). "Facts and Frameworks: An Approach to Studying the Users of Archives." American Archivist 49 (Fall): 393-407. Reprinted in: American Archival Studies: Readings in Theory and Practice. Edited by Randall C. Jimerson. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2000, pp. 433-448.
Conway, P. (1986). "Research in Presidential Libraries: A User Survey." The Midwestern Archivist XI (July): 35-56.

Conference Papers, Refereed

Conway, P. & Williams, D. (2011). "Enhanced Education for Better Imaging Practices: A Case Study at the University of Michigan." Proceedings of IS&T Archiving 2011, Imaging Science & Technology, Salt Lake City, UT, May 16-19, pp. 65-70.
Conway, P. (2010). "Measuring Content Quality in a Preservation Repository: HathiTrust and Large-Scale Book Digitization." Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPres 2010), 19-24 September, Vienna, Austria, pp. 95-102.
Conway, P. (2010). "Validation of Archival Quality for Long-Term Preservation," Proceedings of Forum on Archives and Records Management Education and Research (FARMER), 5-6 July, Oxford University, UK.
Conway, P. (2009). "The Image and the Expert User." Proceedings of IS&T Archiving 2009, Imaging Science & Technology, Arlington, VA, May 4-7, pp. 142-50.
Yakel, E., Conway, P., & Krause, M. G. (2009). "Thinking Like a Digital Curator: Creating Internships in the Cognitive Apprenticeship Model." DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects, Chapel Hill, NC, April 1-3, pp. 7-11.
Conway, P. (2008). "Best Practices for Digitizing Photographs: A Network Analysis of Influences." Proceedings of IS&T Archiving 2008, Imaging Science & Technology, Berne, Switzerland, June 24-27, pp. 94-102.
Conway, P. (2008). "Ethics, Information Technology, and Today's Undergraduate Classroom." Proceedings of the Third Annual iConference, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, February 28-March 1, pp. 233-238.

Conference Presentations, Refereed

Conway, P. (2010). "Information Quality in Digital Preservation Repositories: Constructing a New Approach to Metrics." Society of American Archivists Research Forum, Washington, DC, August 10.
Conway, P., Fraistat, N., Galloway, P., Kraus, K., Rehberger, D., & Walter, K. (2010). "Digital Humanities Internships: Creating a Model iSchool-Digital Humanities Center Partnership," Proceedings of Digital Humanities 2010, 7-10 July, Kings College London, UK.
Conway, P. (2010). "Modes of Seeing: Case Studies on the Use of Digitized Photographic Archives." Proceedings of Digital Humanities 2010, 7-10 July, Kings College London, UK.
Conway, P. (2009). "How Do Experts Use Digitized Photographs? Theory Development on Users and Use." Society of American Archivists Research Forum, Austin, TX, August 12.
Conway, P. (2008). "Building and Judging Meaning in Digitized Photographs." Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, University of Chicago, November 1-3.
Conway, P. (2008). "Digitizing Photographs: Exploring the Relationship Between Building and Using Image Digital Archives." Society of American Archivists Research Forum, San Francisco, CA, August 24.


Conway, P. (1994). Partners in Research: Toward Enhanced Access to the Nation's Archive: A Report on the Users of the National Archives. Pittsburgh: Archives and Museum Informatics.

Book Chapters

Conway, P. (2009). "Overview: Rationale for Digitization and Preservation." In Handbook for Digital Conversion Projects: A Management Tool. Edited by Maxine Sitts. Andover, MA: Northeast Document Conservation Center, 2000. Reprinted in: Museums in a Digital Age, edited by Ross Parry. London: Routledge.
Conway, P. & Jakobs, D. (2006). "The Modern Research Library" in The Academic's Handbook, Third ed. Edited by Leigh DeNeef and Craufurd Goodwin, pp. 334-347. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Conway, P. (2001). "The Preservation Environment." In Library Off-Site Shelving: Guide for High Density Facilities. Edited by Danuta A. Nitecki and Curtis L. Kendrick, pp. 89-118. Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
Conway, P. (2000). "Preserving the Nineteenth Century: Challenges and Possibilities." In Getting Ready for the Nineteenth Century: Strategies and Solutions for Rare Book and Special Collections Librarians, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Preconference. Edited by Laura Stalker and William E. Brown, pp. 51-71. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.
Conway, P. (2000). "Production Tracking." In Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives. Ed. Anne R. Kenney and Oya Rieger. Mountain View, CA: Research Libraries Group.
Conway, P. (1999). "Digital Technology Made Simpler." In Preservation of Library & Archival Materials, 3rd Edition. Edited by Sherelyn Ogden. Andover, MA: Northeast Document Conservation Center. Translated into Spanish and Russian.
Conway, P. (1999). "The Relevance of Preservation in a Digital World." In Preservation of Library & Archival Materials, 3rd Edition. Edited by Sherelyn Ogden. Andover, MA: Northeast Document Conservation Center.
Kenney, A. R. & Conway, P. (1994). "From Analog to Digital: Extending the Preservation Tool Kit." In Digital Imaging Technology for Preservation: Proceedings from an RLG Symposium Held March 17 and 18, 1994 at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Edited by Nancy Elkington. Mountain View, CA: Research Libraries Group, 1994. Reprinted simultaneously in Collection Management 22, No. 3/4, 1998, pp. 65-79; and: Going Digital: Strategies for Access, Preservation, and Conversion of Collections to a Digital Format. Edited by Donald L. DeWitt. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 1998.
Finch, E. F. & Conway, P. (1994). "Talking to the Angel: Beginning Your Public Relations Program," in Advocating Archives: An Introduction to Public Relations for Archivists, edited by Elsie Freeman Finch. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, pp. 5-22.
Conway, P. (1992). "Preserving History's Future: A Nationwide Strategy for Archival Preservation." In Advances in Preservation and Access, Volume 1. Edited by Barbra Buckner Higginbotham and Mary E. Jackson, pp. 244-260. Westport, Conn.: Meckler.
Conway, P. (1991). "Education for Archival Preservation," in National Conference on the Development of Statewide Preservation Planning, edited by Carolyn Clark Morrow. Washington, D.C.: Commission on Preservation and Access, pp. 55-58.

White Papers

Williams, D. & Conway, P. (2011). ISa GoldenThread: Use and Interpretation Manual. Rochester, NY: Image Science Associates. [Prepared for SI 675 Digitization for Preservation as part of NEH grant; distributed by ISa. ]
Okerson, A. & Conway, P. (2001). BYTES: Books You Teach Every Semester. Final Report to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Chapman, S., Conway, P., Kenney, A. R. (1999). Digital Imaging and Preservation Microfilm: The Future of the Hybrid Approach for the Preservation of Brittle Books. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources.
Preservation of Digitized Reproductions. Official Policy Statement, Society of American Archivists. Approved by SAA Council June 9, 1997.
Conway, P. (1996). The Production-Conversion Phase of Project Open Book: Final Report to the National Endowment for the Humanities. New Haven: Yale University Library.
Conway, P. & Weaver, S. (1994). The Setup Phase of Project Open Book: A Report to the Commission on Preservation and Access. Washington, D.C.: Commission on Preservation and Access.
Digital Imaging and Optical Media Storage Systems: Guidelines for State and Local Government Agencies. Albany, NY: National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, December 1991. [lead author, with National Archives staff]
Archives Assessment and Planning Workbook, edited by Paul McCarthy. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1989. [assistant editor and author of statistical appendices]

Review Articles

Paper to Digital: Documents in the Information Age. By Ziming Liu. In The Library Quarterly 81 (April 2011).
Preservation Management for Libraries, Archives and Museums. Edited by G. E. Gorman and Sydney J. Shep. In American Archivist 70 (Spring/Summer 2007).
Vandals in the Stacks? A Response to Nicholson Baker's Assault on Libraries. By Richard J. Cox. In American Archivist 67 (Spring/Summer 2004).
Internet Publishing and Beyond: The Economics of Digital Information and Intellectual Property. Edited by Brian Kahin and Hal R. Varian. In portal: Libraries and the Academy 1 (April 2001).
Digital Image Access & Retrieval: Papers Presented at the 1996 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Edited by P. Bryan Heidorn and Beth Sandore. In Archival Issues 23 (1998): 75-77.
Review Essay on Proceedings of Four RLG Digital Conferences. In Library Resources & Technical Services 41 (March 1997): 158-162.
Preservation of Electronic Formats & Electronic Formats for Preservation. Janice Mohlhenrich. In NEA Newsletter 21 (January 1994): 23-24.
Archival Appraisal. Frank Boles. In Information Processing & Management Vol. 29, No. 4, (1993) pp. 525-526.
Managing Institutional Archives: Foundational Principles and Practices. Richard Cox. In The Library Quarterly 63 (July 1993): 370-372; and in Journal of the American Society for Information Science 44 (August 1993): 428-429.
Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the United States, 2nd Edition. In American Archivist 52 (Winter 1989): 102-103.
A Reference Guide to United States Department of State Special Files. Gerald K. Haines. In American Archivist 49 (Spring 1986): 196-197.
Information Design: The Design and Evaluation of Signs and Printed Material. Edited by Ronald Easterby and Harm Zwaga. In The Midwestern Archivist 10 (Fall 1985): 137-138.

Other Publications

Conway, P. (2011). "SAA Opens Access to Publications through HathiTrust," Archival Outlook (May/June).
Conway, P. (2008). "Tec(h)Tonics: Reimagining Preservation." College & Research Libraries News 69 (Nov.): 598-610.
Conway, P. (2004). "Deep Infrastructure Supports Digital Library Services." Syllabus Magazine (May).
Conway, P. (2003). "Zope at Duke University: Open Source Content Management in a Higher Education Context." DigiCult.Info, Number 6 (December 2003).
Conway, P. (2002). "Building the Digital Library @ Duke." Duke University Libraries Magazine (Spring/Summer). Vol.15, No. 3, pp. 2-11.
Conway, P. (2002). "Towards a Shared Vision of Content Management in the Web Environment: An Outline of Concepts and Definitions." Association of Research Libraries, Task Force on Collections & Access, April.
Conway, P. (2000). "Raising Awareness of Faculty about Preservation Issues." ARL Bimonthly Report 213 (December).
Conway, P. (1995). "Yale Study of Imaging Costs: Some Early Findings." ARL News 182 (October 1995): 6-7.
Conway, P. (1991). "Digital Imaging Over the Long Run." Inform (Nov./Dec.): 31-36.
Conway, P. (1990). "Special Collections Revisited," College & Research Library News 51 (September).
Conway, P. (1987). "Archival Census: First Analysis." The Bowker Annual of Library and Book Trade Information. New York: Bowker, pp. 390-396.