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Paul Conway

Paul Conway

Associate Professor Emeritus of Information, School of Information Email: [email protected] Phone:
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Paul Conway (Ph.D., Library and Information Studies, University of Michigan, 1991) is Associate Professor Emeritus in the University of Michigan School of Information. His research and teaching have focused on archival science, the digitization and preservation of cultural heritage resources, and the ethics of new information technologies. His funded research projects at Michigan have included developing a model of expert user interaction with large collections of digitized photographs, measuring the quality of large scale digitization as represented in the HathiTrust Digital Library, and understanding the complexities of providing digital access to collections of original live audio recordings, including the extensive recordings in the Leo Sarkisian Music Time in Africa Archive. His most cited work appears in American Archivist, Archival Science, and Library Quarterly. Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty in 2006, he was an archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration and a senior administrator for the libraries at Yale and Duke universities. He is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and a 2011 recipient of the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize.



Areas of interest

Digitization, archival science, digital preservation

Honors and awards

Distinguished Fellow, Society of American Archivists


Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1991

News about Paul Conway

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Leo Sarkisian's 'Music Time in Africa': U-M archivist, anthropologist revive popular Voice of America show

In September 2014, two University of Michigan professors received a phone call that would set them on a race to save more than a half century of African music.

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Digitization for Everybody to offer instruction on converting analog to digital

New tools will teach the fundamentals of converting analog collections according to international digitization standards.

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