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Tom Clareson

Atlanta, GA
Thomas Clareson is Senior Digital & Preservation Services Consultant at LYRASIS. Holding an MLS from Kent State University, Tom was previously Global Product Manager at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. and also served in various capacities at Amigos Library Services, Inc. He has 25 years’ experience in preservation and digitization services. Throughout his career, Tom has consulted and worked with all types and sizes of academic and public libraries, archives, museums, and various other cultural heritage institutions. He has successfully conducted over 300 site surveys covering preservation, digitization, and special collections-related issues. Over the past year, Tom played a key role in the thoughtful guidance of Heritage Preservation through the dissolution process, first as chair of the board and then as interim president.