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Prof. Chris Prom

Chris Prom is Associate Dean for Digital Strategies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he coordinates the University Library’s efforts related to resource discovery, information technology, digital preservation, and user experience. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois, with an emphasis in British social policy and working class movements.  Chris is currently the Principal Investigator for two projects relating to email archiving, including Email Archiving: Building Capacity and Community.  He recently completed a role as Publications Editor and Chair of the Publications Board for the Society of American Archivists and is also a Fellow of the Society.

Chris Prom

Associate Dean for Digital Strategies
at University of Illinois

Prof. Chris Prom's Publications

Presentation September 3, 2022
Email is one of the most ubiquitous and widely disseminated, and also one of the least preserved and difficult to … Read more
Presentation July 10, 2020
US government and academic preservationists are looking to PDF to take on the fight against email degradation. The EA-PDF (Email … Read more
Article February 28, 2020
Archives, libraries, and other memory institutions have experimented with PDF for archiving email, but have not widely implemented them as … Read more
Presentation February 26, 2020
Fortunately, archivists on Mars have developed a secret weapon in the fight against email degradation: the EA-PDF (Email Archives) format. … Read more
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