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DECEMBER 2011 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A QUARTERLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
Memorial
Jan Merrill-Oldham, 1947–2011
Jan Merrill-Oldham died peacefully at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on
October 5, 2011, at the age of 64. As the Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation
Librarian at Harvard University, she directed the Weissman Preservation Center in
the Harvard University Library and the Preservation & Imaging Services
Department in the Harvard College Library from 1995 to 2010. Prior to her work
at Harvard, she established the University of Connecticut Libraries’ Preservation
Department. While at Connecticut and Harvard, Merrill-Oldham served as a
consultant to the ARL Preservation of Research Libraries Materials Committee for
15 years, helping to shape a preservation agenda for ARL and guiding the
development of standards for mature preservation programs in ARL libraries. She
was a leader in the preservation profession and trained many of the preservation
administrators now in ARL libraries. In 2002, ARL honored Merrill-Oldham for her
service to research libraries.
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