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Michele Youket

Library of Congress
Preservation Specialist, Preservation Research and Testing Division
Washington, DC
Michele Youket is a Preservation Specialist in the Preservation Research & Testing Division of the Library of Congress. Ms.Youket coordinates the Quality Assurance Program, which is responsible for developing specifications and testing products procured by the Library to provide preservation housing for the Library's permanent collections. She participates in ASTM and ANSI committees on standards for pressure-sensitive adhesive labels, with a focus on establishing criteria for archival quality products. She has also investigated the stability and longevity of CD-ROM media for the Library's Digital Optical Media Research Project, a study undertaken in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to attempt to predict the lifetime of digital optical media and to characterize the components that cause failure and data loss.