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Best Practices Exchange 2019

  • 29 Apr 2019
  • 01 May 2019
  • Columbus Metro Library, Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215


  • Registration for the full meeting. For all attending the conference, including speakers who are attending beyond their sessions.
  • Payment for sponsorship at the Bronze level which covers a break at $250.
  • Payment for sponsorship at the Silver level which covers the boxed lunch at $1,200.

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Join us at the Best Practices Exchange 2019: New Digital Directions

Annual Meeting
Monday, April 29 – Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library
Columbus, Ohio


  • $125. Includes 2 continental breakfasts, 1 lunch, breaks, and reception.
  • Closes April 15, or when capacity of 150 registrants reached. 
  • Payment options: pay online through PayPal or create an invoice.
  • Cancellations for full refund accepted through the last day of registration, April 15. No refunds after that date. Contact

Invoice payments should be made out to the Ohio Preservation Council with BPE written in the notes field and mailed to:
Best Practices Exchange C/O OhioNET
ATTN: Jennifer K. Turner
1500 W. Lane Ave
Columbus, OH 43221-3975

  • Monday: half day (12pm-5pm), plus evening reception & optional dine-arounds
  • Tuesday: all day (8:15am-5pm)
  • Wednesday: half day (8:15am-1:30pm), optional afternoon tours
  • Details

Plenary Speakers

Sharon M. Leon, "Collections, Data, and Interpretation: Exploring the Life Cycle of Digital Objects"
Katherine Skinner, "Managing Maintenance—Juxtaposing Technology and Community"

Program: A packed schedule with 35+ sessions! See them here.

Lodging: No conference hotel, but several hotels in area.

Directions/Parking: Parking on site at Library during the day | Directions

Visit the conference website for more details and updates at

Questions? Contact Janet Carleton or

Program Committee: Linda Avetta (cochair), Pennsylvania State Archives; Janet Carleton (cochair), Ohio University; Derek Clark, Kentucky State Archives; Veronica Martzahl (past chair), Massachusetts Archives; Michael McNeil, California State Archives; Dan Noonan, The Ohio State University; Nick Pavlik, Bowling Green State University; Bonnie Weddle, New York State Archives.

Local Arrangements Committee: Janet Carleton (chair), Ohio University; Marietta Carr, Cuyahoga Community College; Jen Johnson, State Library of Ohio; Marsha Miles, Cleveland State University; Miriam Nelson, Ohio University; Angela O’Neal, Columbus Metro Library; Anne Ryckbost, Xavier University; Penelope Shumaker, State Library of Ohio; Nick Ver Steegh, Ohio University.

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