FAIC Solicits Comments
Despite its broad experience and reach, the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) has found it difficult to identify the investments needed to support the use of information technology in the field of conservation. Beginning in 2014, FAIC undertook a yearlong series of activities (research, a community survey, discussion forums, interviews, and an analysis of online resources) aimed at better understanding the digital information, technologies, support infrastructures, and behaviors that conservation professionals rely on to conduct their work.
Based on input from conservators from across the United States and beyond, FAIC compiled the results and published a draft of the Digital Landscape report. The report is available at http://resources.conservation-us.org/comment/ and the FAIC is soliciting comments through the end of September.
The FAIC promotes the advancement of expert knowledge of materials and technologies to conserve and preserve global cultural heritage. Its investments in research, education, and knowledge-sharing programs help position the field to address its current and future needs. The Digital Landscape report was funded by the Mellon, Kress and Getty Foundations.