Thursday, August 6, 2015

This is the end

Pic taken by Eileen Zimmerman
I am officially concluding my active participation in Library Preservation 2.  I was pretty sure this was going to be the case when I announced its hiatus, but wanted to give myself a few months to think it over.

Working on this blog has been a great treat for me, but it, along with my related projects – 5 Days of Preservation tumblr, and the Preservation Imperative podcast (which I am also stopping) – were all done on my free time and whatever work time I “borrowed”. I am no longer driven to think about preservation day and night.

I will keep this site online for a while because people do keep visiting it every day. (I don’t want to take it down only to have some Russian hucksters “resurrect” it a year later like happened to my first blog.)

I really enjoyed taking the time to reflect and ponder ideas and issues and writing my quirky - and some generously said "thoughtful" - responses to them. I am continuing to do this, just not around preservation topics.

Thanks for everything.



  1. Kevin,
    Thank you for all you have done to raise awareness of, and promote the issues and people of our professions. While I am sad to see this wind down, I can fully understand and empathize with the need for change in ones life.

    Thank you also for keeping sites up "for now" perhaps adding them to the Internet Archive would be a consideration.

    All best, Peter

    1. Thanks Peter, I always appreciate your support and engagement. I am pleased to report the Internet Archive had been capturing this site for a while. They've got no standards I what they'll preserve :-)