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Research Data Librarian, Research Environments Librarian, Web Developer at Virginia Tech


Three digital curation related positions are now open at Virginia Tech Libraries.  Each will play a critical role in advancing the Libraries' e

Digital Library Project Officer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London


You will review the status of SOAS' digital assets and facilities, undertake an options appraisal for their long-term sustainability and make recomm

Electronic Resources Support Librarian at Yale University


The Electronic Resources Support Librarian reports to the Team Leader of the Electronic Resources unit and is a member of a departmental team that provides responsive, effective, and evolving coord

Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Librarian / Library Assistant Professor


Reporting the Project Director at the University of Vermont in Burlington, and in close collaboration with the state-wide Vermont Digital Newspaper Project Planning Group, (including colleagues at

Digital Curator of Journalism/Mass Media at the University of Missouri


The University of Missouri Libraries seeks a highly motivated professional to exercise leadership in strategically planning, developing, and implementin

Electronic Resources and Government Documents Librarian


Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University seeks a creative, innovative, service-

Historic Maryland Newspapers Librarian


The University of Maryland Libraries seeks a self-directed, production-oriented individual for the position of Project Manager with the Historic Marylan

Data Mining and Social Science Data Consultant at the University of Virginia


Seeking a dynamic and innovative individual who is eager to provide data mining services as part of a data services team, and who brings strong expertis

Educating Stewards of Public Information Infrastructure (ESOPI2) Group

For current and former ESOPI fellows and other ESOPI team members.

The IMLS-funded project "Educating Stewards of Public Information Infrastructure," (abbreviated as the ESOPI2 project), seeks to prepare the next genera

CurateGear 2013: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 08:00 - 17:00
CurateGear 2013: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections

Winter Institute report/presentation slides (and the template)

When you upload your presentation file please edit the description tag with your name / institution so that others will know whose file it is.  the default is to simply put the filename into t

Digital Archivist, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, the Digital Archivist plays a

Digital Preservation Manager at Tate Britain (Millbank)


Our Information Systems team delivers systems and information management services to over 800 gallery staff across all our sites, as well as supporting our website.

Digital Preservation and Electronic Records Archivist at Purdue University


Reporting to the University Archivist and Head, Archives and Special Collections Division, the Digital Preservation

Digital Archivist at the College of William and Mary


The Digital Archivist serves as the SCRC's expert relating to all aspects of digital collections and activities; and will take a lead role in the creation, maintenance, and stew

Digital Preservation Archivist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory


MIT Lincoln Laboratory has pioneered in advanced electronics since its origin in 1951 as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Digital Archivist at Barnard College


Under the direction of the Associate Director, Research & Instructional Services (RIS) and serving within the RIS division of the Barnard Library and Academic Information Services (BLAIS) depar

Archivist/cataloger at Morgan State University


Duties: Provides archival, records management, and preservation expertise; sets policy and levels of practice; collects, organizes, and maintains control over a wi

Digital Archivist at Rollins College


Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented library archivist to help with the design, development and implementation of a digital archive and record management program at Rollins College.

Video Vignettes

We have interviewed numerous practitioners who willingly shared their expertise and advice.  Excerpts from these interviews have been incorporated into the relevant pages of the other sections, but we have also generated this cumulative list of available interviews.


Jonathan Crabtree

Jon Crabtree is Assistant Director of Computing and Archival Research at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC Chapel Hill.  The institute’s social science data archive is one of the oldest and most extensive in the country.  As assistant director, Crabtree completely revamped the institute’s technology infrastructure and has positioned the institute to assume a leading national role in information archiving.  His current efforts include working with the University of Michigan, the Harvard-MIT Data Center and preservation partners across the country to create a national preservation strategy for social science data and developing policy based auditing systems for preservation systems.  Crabtree joined the Odum Institute nineteen years ago and is responsible for designing and maintaining the technology infrastructure that supports the institute’s wide array of services.  Before moving to the social science side of campus, he was an information systems technologist for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.  His grounding in medical information technology adds to his education and training in electrical engineering, library and information science, digital preservation, computer science, economics, geographic information systems, hydrology and geomorphology.

During his interview on June 27, 2012, Crabtree emphasized the importance of understanding information technology in order to accomplish the work of managing data (  He identified some of the challenges of managing data (  He pointed to some resources for managing data (  Lastly, he explained what he finds good about managing data (

Kelly Eubank and Lisa GregoryLisa Gregory

Lisa Gregory is the Digital Collections Manager in the Digital Information Management Program at the State Library of North Carolina.  She manages the State Library’s digital preservation workflows and outreach and also works with crowdsourcing and web site archiving initiatives.  She is a graduate of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her training was predominantly in digital curation.

During their interview on June 29, 2012, Eubank and Gregory provided advice about some of the first steps for web archiving (  They also suggested some helpful resources (  They explained their career paths that have brought them into the work of web archiving (  They described some of the challenges of web archiving (  They identified some helpful tools (  Gregory emphasized the importance of flexibility (  Lastly, Eubank stressed that no matter the challenges, web archiving can be done (


Eliot Wilczek

Eliot WilczekEliot Wilczek is the University Records Manager at Tufts University.  He is also a doctoral student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College.  He has served as an adjunct instructor at GSLIS Simmons, teaching archives and records management courses.  He has an MS in library and information science with an archives concentration and an MA in history from Simmons.

During his interview on July 1, 2012, Wilczek provided advice about starting work in an institutional repository (IR) (  He identified the importance of cultivating partnerships that can help an IR be successful (  He discussed the significance of developing a vision for how an IR can mature (  He provided advice about the challenges of beginning an IR (  He explained some resources that are useful for managing an IR ( Lastly, he identified what he thinks is good about managing an IR (


Seth Shaw

Seth ShawSeth Shaw is the Electronic Records Archivist for Duke University Archives where he is responsible for everything born-digital in the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.  He received his Bachelors of Science in Information Systems from Brigham Young University - Idaho in 2005 and his Masters of Science in Information, Archives & Records Management from the University of Michigan's School of Information in 2007.  While at Michigan he worked on the Polar Bear Expedition Website exploring new ways of providing access to digitized collections and facilitating end-user engagement.  Seth has taught workshops the Society of North Carolina Archivists (SNCA), South Carolina Archivists Association (SCAA), and Society of American Archivists (SAA).  He has also presented at SNCA, MAC, and SAA.  He currently serves as SAA's Electronic Records Section Chair.

During his interview on July 2, 2012, Shaw provided advice about the importance of conducting a thorough inventory of acquired data (  He also discussed what he perceives as significant challenges in dealing with physical media (  He emphasized the importance of maintaining the authenticity of records (  He also provided advice about good resources to employ (  Lastly, Shaw described what he considers to be some of the best aspects of his job (


Patricia Galloway

Patricia Galloway joined the University of Texas at Austin School of Information’s archival program, where she is now Associate Professor, in 2000.  She teaches courses in digital archives, archival appraisal, and historical museums.  From 1979 to 2000 she worked at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, where she was an editor, historian, museum exhibit developer, and manager of archival information systems, and from 1997 to 2000 directed an NHPRC-funded project to create an electronic records program for Mississippi.  Her academic qualifications include a BA in French from Millsaps College (1966); MA (1968) and PhD (1973) in Comparative Literature and PhD in Anthropology (2004), all from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She was an archaeologist in Europe in the 1970s and supported what was then called humanities computing in the University of London 1977-79.  She served on the Society of American Archivists Continuing Education and Professional Development committee 2005-2009 and is presently on the Executive Board of the Society of Southwest Archivists. Her recent publications include a book of essays, Practicing Ethnohistory (2006), an article on “Digital Archiving” in the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (2009), and articles in American Archivist, D-Lib, and Library Trends.

During her interview on July 12, 2012, Galloway reflected on how she began an institutional repository using DSpace (  She also identified some of the challenges in beginning an institutional repository (  She specified some resources that are necessary for building an institutional repository (  She discussed success at an institutional repository (  Lastly, she encouraged those new to the IR profession to be courageous (


Carolyn Hank

Carolyn Hank is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee.  She received her Ph.D. from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).  Her dissertation research looked at scholars who blog, and how blog characteristics and blogger behaviors, preferences, and perceptions impact digital preservation.  Currently, she is PI on an OCLC/ALISE grant funded study, “The Biblioblogosphere: A Comparison of Communication and Preservation Perceptions and Practices between Blogging LIS Scholar-Practitioners and LIS Scholar-Researchers.”  She is also PI on another ALISE-funded study looking at information and library science faculty and student interactions via Facebook.  She serves as the North American academic expert on BlogForver, a co-funded European Commission project on blog preservation.  Previously, she served as project manager for the DigCCurr I project (2007-2009) and program manager for the UNC-CH Digital Curation/Institutional Repository Committee (2005-2008), and Carolina Digital Repository (2008-2009), and was an assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at McGill University (2010-2012).  She teaches in the areas of digital preservation and access, digital curation, human information interactions, and research methods.

During her interview on July 13, 2012, Hank provided suggestions about getting started working on an institutional repository (  She identified some of the challenges of working in an institutional repository (  She pinpointed some resources necessary for building an institutional repository (  And she explained what she finds exciting about building an institutional repository (


Richard Pearce-Moses

Richard Pearce-Moses is the Director of the Master of Archival Studies program at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia.  He has been a professional archivist for more than thirty years. He has worked with a variety of subjects and formats, including photography, regional history, Native American art and culture, and state and local government. For the past decade, he has focused on digital archives and libraries, including finding ways to capture and preserve digital publications on the Web and new ways to automate processing electronic records. Pearce-Moses was President of the Society of American Archivists, is a Fellow of the Society, and has been a member of the Academy of Certified Archivist since its inception.  Library of Congress named him a Digital Preservation Pioneer in 2008, and the American Library Association presented him with the Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology in 2007.  He was the principal author of A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (2005). Pearce-Moses has a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001), a Master of American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin (1987), and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin (1976).

During his interview on July 13, 2012, Pearce-Moses provided advice about getting started handling born-digital materials (  He identified some of the challenges to handling born-digital materials (  He challenged practitioners to play in a "sandbox" as a method to learn about born-digital materials (  Lastly, he spoke of born-digital materials as a frontier (


Cynthia Ghering

Cynthia Ghering is Director of the Content and Collaboration Support Teams in central IT Services and Director of University Archives and Historical Collections at Michigan State University and adjunct faculty at the University of Michigan’s School of Information.  The University Archives serve a Board of Trustees chartered role as stewards of the University’s historical records (analog and digital) and facilitates sound practices for active business records management.  The Content and Collaboration Support Teams coordinate tools and services that support productivity tools including content management and repositories, institutional messaging (e-mail) and calendaring services, web development services and departmental desktop support.  Prior to assuming her present role, Cynthia spent over eight years at the Ohio Historical Society where her last position was Assistant Director of the Curatorial and Collections Services Department.  Cynthia received a BA from Western Michigan University in 1991 and MS in Information from the University of Michigan in 1999.

During her interview on August 10, 2012, Ghering talked about starting out doing work in an institutional repository (  She identified some of the challenges of beginning work in an institutional repository (  She suggested some resources for doing work in an institutional repository (  Lastly, she identified what she thinks is good about her job (


Nancy McGovern

Nancy Y. McGovern has been the Head of Curation and Preservation Services at MIT Libraries since February 2012.  Her responsibilities include ensuring long-term access to the digital and physical assets of the Libraries and developing appropriate long-term strategies for an expanding range of digital content.  Before MIT Libraries, she was the Digital Preservation Officer (DPO) and a Research Assistant Professor at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a social science data archive at the University of Michigan that was established in 1962.  She has more than twenty-five years of experience with the long-term management of digital content, including a decade at the Center for Electronic Records at the U.S. National Archives, more than two years at the Open Society Archives, and five years of experience at Cornell University Library.  She completed her PhD on technology responsiveness for the digital preservation community at University College London in 2009.  Her research interests include the organizational infrastructure for life cycle management and the means for organizations and communities to continually respond to the opportunities and challenges of evolving technology. She was designated a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in 2009 and a Digital Preservation Pioneer by NDIIPP in 2010.

During her interview on August 10, 2012, McGovern identified some of the challenges of working with research data (  She provided advice about getting started in building an institutional repository (  She identified some of the challenges of working in an institutional repository (  She suggested some good resources for working in an institutional repository (  Lastly, she explained what she likes about working in an institutional repository (


Kari Smith

Kari Smith is Digital Archivist at the MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections where she is responsible for acquiring born-digital records and manuscripts, establish workflows and practice for dealing with hybrid collections and assist with strategic planning.  Prior to joining MIT Libraries in late 2011, she was the Head of the Visual Resource Collections and Media Services at the University of Michigan Department of the History of Art for five years where she led the department through its digital transition from a predominantly physical slide library and image archives.  She engages with colleagues around the Libraries and Institute and at peer institutions as well as through professional associations.  Kari's research interests include digital archives, intellectual and long-term access to cultural material especially through interoperable metadata of digital objects.  She is a member of the Society of American Archivists, the NEA Roundtable on Digital Archives, and is a program committee member for both the SAA Research Forum and for the IS&T Archiving conference.  She is an instructor with the Digital Preservation Management workshop series.  Kari earned her B.A. in International Relations from George Mason University and her M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information.  Her blog is Engineering the Future of the Past:

During her interview on August 10, 2012, Smith explained some of the legal issues involved with getting started working with archival materials (  She identified some of the legal challenges surrounding archival materials (  She shared some resources about legal issues surrounding archival materials (  Lastly, she explained what she finds exciting about doing intellectual property work (

Erin O'Meara

Erin O’Meara is an Archivist at the Gates Archive, where she manages digital strategy and the preservation of archival collections.  The Gates Archive takes an innovative approach to archive development and management, integrating processes for born-digital and analog information.  The archive focuses on the preservation of the Gates family’s personal and philanthropic endeavors including records of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  From 2009-2011, she was the Electronic Records Archivist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she helped deploy the Carolina Digital Repository. Before joining UNC Libraries, Erin served as the Electronic Records Archivist at the University of Oregon and as a NHPRC Electronic Records Research Fellow from 2006-2007, where she researched the recordkeeping practices of social scientists conducting data-intensive research.  Erin received her Master of Archival Studies in 2004 from the University of British Columbia.  While at UBC, she conducted research for the InterPARES 2 Project pertaining to archaeological records managed in a Geographic Information System.

During her interview on August 11, 2012, O'Meara provided advice about getting started in digital repository work (  She identified some of the challenges to working in a digital repository (  She also suggested some helpful resources for doing work in a digital repository (  And she explained what she likes about working in a digital repository (


Steve Knight

During his interview on November 1, 2012, Knight explained how he got started in digital preservation (  He provided advice about harvesting web sites (  He explained decisions necessary to make in the process of web archiving and identified some helpful resources (  He discussed the creation of a digital repository, including workflows and the concept of intellectual entities (  He discusses the process of establishing a digital repository, including the importance of documentation (  He shared what he find exciting about being a digital librarian (  Lastly, he makes suggestions about dealing with the challenges of doing digital work (


Neil Grindley

Neil Grindley is the Digital Preservation Programme Manager at Jisc, an organization that funds and supports technology-related projects and services for the UK Higher and Further Education sector.  Jisc is influential within the UK as an innovative agent of change and maintains an international reputation for the quality and range of its funded programmes.  He is currently also a board member of the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), the Alliance for Permanent Access (APA) and the Open Planets Foundation (OPF).  Previously, Neil was a Senior Project Officer for the Methods Network which supported UK researchers in using advanced ICT methods.  Prior to that he was the IT Manager (and member of the Governing Board) at the Courtauld Institute of Art.  Neil has an MA in Computer Applications and the History of Art from Birkbeck College, London, and is also the Chair of the Computers and History of Art Group (CHArt).

During his interview on November 1, 2012, Grindley explained his career path in digital preservation work (  He explained the work of Jisc (  He identified some of the challenges of digital preservation work ( He specified some useful resources for getting started in the work of digital preservation (  Lastly, he explained what he finds good about working in digital preservation (

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The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 (All day) - Friday, September 28, 2012 (All day)

This UNESCO workshop will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia.  For more information, see

Cultural Heritage Online: Trusted Digital Repositories and Trusted Professionals

Monday, December 10, 2012 (All day) - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 (All day)

This workshop will take place in Florence, Italy.  For more information, see

8th International Digital Curation Conference

Monday, January 14, 2013 (All day) - Wednesday, January 16, 2013 (All day)

This conference will take place in Amsterdam.  For more information, see

Copyright Issues for Digital Archives

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 09:00 - 17:00

This SAA DAS workshop will take place in Greensboro, NC.  For more information, see

Inreach and Outreach for Digital Archives

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 09:00 - 17:00

This SAA DAS workshop will take place in Greensboro, NC.  For more information, see

Copyright Issues for Digital Archives

Friday, December 14, 2012 - 09:00 - 17:00

This SAA DAS workshop will take place in Princeton, NJ.  For more information, see

Appraisal of Electronic Records

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 08:00 - 17:00

This SAA DAS workshop will take place in Chicago, IL.  For more information, see

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