Director of Digital Preservation, Library of Congress
Jacob Nadal is Director for Preservation at the Library of Congress, responsible for the stewardship of the Library's collections, ensuring their availability in the present and into the future. The Preservation Directorate is accomplishes this through direct treatment of collection items in a diverse array of formats, reformatting materials when their original formats become unusable or obsolete, and through a coordinated program of collections management activities that includes storage, inventory control, and collections security. Prior to joining the Library of Congress, Mr. Nadal led preservation efforts at Indiana University, UCLA, and the New York Public Library, served as Director of Library and Archives at the Brooklyn Historical Society, and was Executive Director for ReCAP: The Research Collections and Preservation Consortium. He holds an MLS from Indiana University.