Paul Conway is an associate professor in the University of Michigan School of Information. His research and educational work focuses primarily on digital preservation and electronic media. He has published extensively throughout his career on library preservation, conservation issues, and education of library and archives personnel.
Conway began his career in 1977, when he joined the staff of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library as an archivist and worked there for 10 years. Between 1987 and 1989, Conway worked for the Society of American Archivists as a Preservation Program Officer. From 1990 to 1992, he worked for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in various key positions of responsibility.
Conway held several administrative positions and managed digital research and development projects at Yale University from 1992 to 2001. From 2001 to 2006, Conway led the Library Information Technology programs and services at Duke University, where he focused on developing a digital service for provision and preservation of digital resources to serve the university community.
Conway has contributed to preservation literature in the form of books, articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, book reviews, and conference papers. In 2005, Conway received the American Library Association's Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award for his contributions to the preservation field. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of American Archivist and on the Preservation Advisory Committee of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).