Jerome Patrick McDonough, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Maria Bonn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lori Kendall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The past decade has seen tremendous progress in the field of preservation, particularly with respect to preservation of digital materials. To date, however, there has been only minimal research activity within North America on the preservation of intangible cultural heritage, and its relationship to the preservation of material expressions of culture. Given the importance of intangible heritage to the cultural and scholarly record, we believe that a more significant research program in this area would be of benefit to the scholarly community. This panel will focus on the nature of intangible heritage and the problems in preserving it in a digital age.