9:00am – 9:45am Keynote: Chris Prom in the Baltimore Ballroom
Rich Cherry, Museum Operations, USA
Christopher J. (Chris) Prom is Associate Director of University of Illinois Archives and a Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Illinois and also studied at the University of York (United Kingdom). He is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and has received several research fellowships including a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award.
He has served the Society of American Archivists in several capacities and is currently Publications Editor for the Society. He maintains the Practical E-Records Blog and an active publication portfolio. His research describes the ways in which archival users seek information relevant to their needs and assesses methods that archivists can use to efficiently meet those needs. He authored a technical watch report for the Digital Preservation Coalition, “Preserving Email,” and is currently researching methods to preserve social media records.