Janet Gertz (firstname.lastname@example.org) is director of the Preservation and Digital Conversion Division of Columbia University Libraries. She administers the libraries’ preservation program for physical collections, including conservation, binding, mass deacidification, digitisation, environmental monitoring, and disaster preparedness. She manages digital conversion for both special and general collections, ranging from large-scale initiatives such as the Google book scanning project to small, specialised efforts such as imaging medieval manuscripts and Chinese oracle bones. She is also responsible for digital conversion of audio and moving image materials. In 2008, she was the recipient of the American Library Association Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award.