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Dec. 6, 2013

Library Journal recently interviewed GSLIS Associate Professor Jerome McDonough in an article about the preservation of video games. McDonough is the principal investigator on the Preserving Virtual Worlds II project, which aims to build upon the findings of the original PVW project and create a set of best practices for digital preservation.

May. 7, 2013

Associate Professor Jerome McDonough recently was a guest on CBC Radio’s Spark with Nora Young. McDonough spoke with Young about digital preservation and gaming, emphasizing the importance of preserving not only the software and the servers, but also the nuances of gaming culture and history.

Mar. 21, 2013

Master's student Jennifer Clark is spending her spring break at the Library of Congress interviewing those involved with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP). Clark is participating in GSLIS's Alternative Spring Break, an annual program that places master's students in professional settings for a week where they can learn new skills, work with mentors, and gain a deeper understanding of LIS concepts in practice.

Apr. 12, 2012

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has awarded Bonnie Mak, GSLIS assistant professor, a Faculty Fellowship for the academic year 2012–13.

Sep. 27, 2010

The second phase of the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, which explored methods for preserving digital games and interactive fiction, has been awarded a National Leadership Grant of $785,898 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Jul. 19, 2010

Dean John Unsworth was interviewed for the article Digital Age Presents New Problems for Historians in TechNewsDaily:

“The problem we are going to face isn’t the loss of literacy, or the end of electricity, but having too much information,” said John Unsworth, dean of the University of Illinois’ Library School. “It’s the abundance problem, not the scarcity problem, that we should be focused on. There’s very little that isn’t recorded [these days]. The big problem we’re going to have is, ‘I know it’s in there somewhere, but where is it...

Jul. 14, 2010

Assistant Professor Jerome McDonough was recently interviewed on Sidetrack, a program that airs on the University's public radio station WILL-AM. McDonough discussed his work with the grant, Preserving Virtual Worlds.

You can listen to the program on the Sidetrack website.


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