Important dates

Call for papers
  • Jan. 10, 2007
    Abstracts due
  • Feb. 1, 2007
    Notification of acceptance
  • March 15, 2007
    Full papers due
  • April 18, 2007
    Opening reception, 6:00-7:30
  • April 19, 2007
    Symposium day 1, 8:00-5:30
    Reception, 5:30-7:00
  • April 20, 2007
    Symposium day 2, 8:00-5:00



Advisory board

Stephen Chapman, Library Digital Initiative, Reformatting, Harvard University Library

Adrian Cunningham has worked at the National Archives of Australia (NAA) since 1998, where he is currently Director, Strategic Relations. In this capacity he has oversight of the NAA's collaborations with government, industry, professional and international partners – most particularly on matters associated with digital recordkeeping and other modern recordkeeping initiatives. Adrian was Secretary of the International Council on Archives (ICA) Committee on Descriptive Standards (2002-2004), and is Treasurer of the Pacific Regional Branch of the ICA, Convenor of the Australian Society of Archivists Descriptive Standards Committee, Chair of the AGLS Metadata Working Group and a member of Standards Australia's Committee IT/21, Records Management. Before joining the staff of the National Archives of Australia he worked at the Office for Government Information Technology and for many years as a private records archivist/librarian at the National Library of Australia, the Pacific Manuscripts Bureau and the State Library of New South Wales. Adrian was President of the Australian Society of Archivists, 1998-2000.

Robin L. Dale is a program officer in RLG Programs, a part of OCLC's Office of Programs & Research. Previously, she was a program officer at RLG for over nine years. Until February 2007, Robin was also the Project Director of the Center for Research Libraries Auditing and Certification of Digital Archives project, a Mellon-funded activity to develop processes to audit and certify digital archives and repositories. Her current work focuses on curation, mass digitization, and scholarly communications. She co-chaired the RLG-National Archives and Records Administration Digital Repository Certification task force which produced the recently released, Trusted Repositories, Audit and Certification: A Checklist (TRAC). A regular speaker on digital preservation initiatives, she is active in digital preservation standards and best practice building activities, including the development of the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) international standard, trusted digital repositories work, and various preservation metadata best practices.

Raymond J. van Diessen Diessen received a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Amsterdam in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same university in 1997. He joined the IBM in the Netherlands in 1996, and is currently a managing consultant within the same organization. Since 2000, he has been responsible for the ongoing joint IBM / National Library of the Netherlands study on long-term preservation of digital objects, which was initiated as a complement to IBM’s implementation of the DIAS deposit system (Digital Information Archiving System). The last three year his research has been focused on the Universal Virtual Computer (UVC) to preserve digital objects for the long term and the preservation manager to maintain the relevant technical meta data needed to plan and execute preservation activities. He also represent IBM in Planets a four year project funded by the European Commission Information Science and Technologies Framework Program 6 Call 5 (FP6 Call 5). The Planets project brings together European National Libraries and Archives, leading research institutions, and technology companies to address the challenge of preserving access to digital cultural and scientific knowledge.

Wendy Duff is the Interim Director of the Museum Studies program and an associate professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies. She received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh where she was project coordinator for the University of Pittsburgh Electronic Recordkeeping Project. Her primary research interests are electronic records, user studies, and metadata. She was a member of the EU(DELOS)/NSF Workgroup on Digital Archiving and Preservation, the Canadian–US Task Force on Archival Description and the Encoded Archival Context Working Group. She has served as chair of the Canadian Committee for Archival Description and as a member of the ICA Adhoc Commission on Descriptive Standards, the Encoded Archival Description Working Group, and the EU(DELOS)/NSF Workgroup on Digital Archiving and Preservation. She has written numerous articles on access to archival material,various aspects of metadata, electronic records, and digital preservation education. Current research projects include a study of the usability of a text analysis portal, the development of generic user-based evaluation tools for archives, a study of archival reference service, the impact of merging archival, libraries and museums services, and a long-term research project examining information studies education.

Philip B. Eppard is a professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He joined the faculty at Albany in 1988 and served as dean of the University´s School of Information Science and Policy from 1995 to 2003. Professor Eppard teaches courses primarily in the archives and records administration track of the M.S.I.S. program, including Archives and Manuscripts, Preservation Management in Archives and Libraries, and Rare Books. He is also the faculty advisor to the student chapter of the SAA. He was editor of the American Archivist, the semi-annual journal of the Society of American Archivists for ten years, from 1996 through 2005, and was elected an SAA fellow in 2006. Professor Eppard is co-director of the U.S. research team participating in the InterPARES Project (International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems). His research interests also include the history of records and archives, book history, and documentary editing. He is one of the cofounders of the International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (I-CHORA). He has served as president of the Friends of the New York State Library and as president of New England Archivists. Before coming to Albany, Professor Eppard was archivist for the Archdiocese of Boston and held several positions in manuscripts and archives at Harvard University.

Anne Gilliland, Chair and Professor and Director of the Archival Studies specialization, Department of Information Studies, and Director of the Center for Information as Evidence, in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Maria Guercio is a full professor in archival science and electronic record management at the University of Urbino where she entered in 1998. For twenty years (1978-1998) she worked as State archivist for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage where she cooperated with the Authority for information technology in the public administration to define the Italian legislation related to the electronic recordkeeping systems. She chaired the ICA Committee on current records (1990-1992) and took part to the Committee on program management of the ICA itself. She chaired the Italian team for the international project InterPARES 1 (1999-2001) and has participated as partner to InterPARES 2 (2002-2006). She has been a co-director of the European project ERPANET, a network for digital preservation. She is partner for the project CASPAR on digital preservation (2006-2009), funded by the European Union. She runs many Italian projects funded by the Ministry for research in the area of digital preservation. She takes part of the DELOS project (2004-2007) with specific reference to the preservation work package. Since 2002, she is the director of the journal Archivi & Computer. For the next three years she will chair the Italian technical committee for the archives within the Ministero per i beni culturali.

Hans Hofman is senior advisor at the Nationaal Archief (National Archives) of the Netherlands. He is in this position involved in e-government projects and initiatives throughout Dutch government with respect to access and management of digital records, standardisation, and information management in general. He also is teaching in different courses about records management, digital preservation and metadata issues. On the international scene he is furthermore involved in the Inter Pares 2 research project ( and in ISO TC46/SC11 among others as chair of the Working Group on metadata for records. He has been involved as co-director in ERPANET( and is now representing one of the partners in the network of Digital Preservation Europe. Finally, he is researcher in the Delos 2 project on Digital libraries with respect to digital preservation (, and as sub-project leader in the new research project PLANETS ( He has given numerous presentations and written many articles on topics like digital preservation, recordkeeping metadata and electronic records management.

Anne Kenney is Interim University Librarian at Cornell University Library. For more than 15 years, she has led research focusing on digital imaging and digital preservation. She is the co-author of the award-winning Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives (Research Libraries Group 2000) and Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives (1996), as well as of numerous articles and reports. Ms. Kenney is a fellow and past president of the Society of American Archivists. She served on the RLG/OCLC Working Group on the Attributes of a Trusted Digital Repository and on the National Science Foundation/European Union Working Group on Digital Preservation. Ms. Kenney currently serves on the Portico Advisory Board.

Clifford Lynch, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

Richard Marciano is Director of the Sustainable Archives & Library Technologies (SALT) Laboratory and Lead Scientist in the DAKS Group (Data & Knowledge Systems) at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). He is also an Affiliate Professor in the Urban Studies and Planning Program in the Division of Social Sciences and founding member of the Regional Workbench Consortium (RWBC) at UCSD. The SALT Lab is an interdisciplinary unit focused on developing information technology strategies and conducting research in the area of digital materials & records collection and preservation. Richard Marciano's interests are with data management, digital archiving and long-term preservation. Current research projects include PAT (Persistent Archives Testbed), eLegacy (preservation of geospatial data), T-RACES (cyberinfrastructure for the humanities), WRAP (preservation workflows for digital video), informatics for urban planning environments, and the NARA research prototype persistent archives. He holds degrees in Avionics and Electrical Engineering (National School of Civil Aviation, Toulouse, France), M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa, and worked as a Postdoc in Computational Geography.

Seamus Ross, Director of the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) at the University of Glasgow; Associate Director of the UK's Digital Curation Centre; leader of the Digital Preservation Cluster of the DELOS Network of Excellence in Digital Libraries; and member of the DELOS Scientific Board. Since 2001, Principal Director, ERPANET and lead partner in The Digital Culture Forum

Don Sawyer, National Space Science Data Center

Kenneth Thibodeau, Director of the Electronic Records Archives (ERA) Program Management Office at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NARA is a project partner.

Elizabeth Yakel is an associate professor at the University of Michigan, School of Information. Her research interests include access and usability to archival materials, particularly focusing on the digital realm. In addition to her research into the applicability of Web 2.0 for archives, she is currently working on a Mellon-funded research project to develop standardized assessment tools for archives and special collections. Yakel has published widely in major archival journals including American Archivist and Archivaria and is an editor for Archival Science. She is also active in the Society of American Archivists (SAA) where she has served on the governing Council and was elected Fellow in 1999.

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Chairs and guest speakers

Micah Altman (Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1998) is Associate Director of the Harvard-MIT Data Center, and Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. Dr. Altman has served as Co-Investigator in a number of research projects promoting the collection, sharing, citation and preservation sharing of research data through the development of open-source software tools and methods. His extensively-reviewed book, Numerical Issues in Statistical Computing for the Social Scientist corrects common computational errors made across the range of social sciences. And his over two-dozen publications and four open-source software packages span many disciplines in social and information sciences.

Dr. Altman has won the 2005 Best Political Science Software Award and the 1999 Best Political Science Research Website Award, given by the American Political Science Association (CMS & ITP), 1999 Outstanding Dissertation Award, given by the Western Political Science Association, for best dissertation in the Western region; and the 1998 Weaver Award, for best paper in representation and electoral systems, given by the American Political Science Association. He is on the editorial board of The Journal of Information Technology and Politics and has served on the board of The International Encyclopedia of Political Science and The Journal of E-Government; as a guest editor for The Social Science Computer Review, and Journal of Statistical Software; as the head of Information Technology and Politics section of the Midwestern Political Science Association conference, and as the president of the Information Technology and Politics organized section of the American Political Science Association.

Jana Bradley is Professor and Director of The University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science. Jana serves as the principal investigator for the IMLS grant funding the school's new Digital Information Management certificate program. Her current research includes reframing the notions of publishing and publication in the age of ubiquitous networking. She has worked for more than 35 years in the library and information field, in a range of different positions. For the first half of her career, she was a practicing librarian, holding positions in public, academic and health sciences libraries. Before coming to The University of Arizona, she has held faculty appointments at the University of Illinois, Indiana University and Syracuse University, combined with administrative positions at Indiana University and Syracuse University. She has held a 2-year fellowship in informatics at the National Library of Medicine and is a past president and fellow of the Medical Library Association.

Liz Bishoff is Special Assistant to the Dean of Libraries and Head of the Office of Sponsored Programs, University of Colorado-Boulder Library. Previously she was Vice President for Digital Collection Services at OCLC, and former Executive Director of the Colorado Digitization Program. Liz has worked with libraries and museums in several states including Alabama, Kansas, South and North Carolina, Missouri, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, and Tennessee on various aspects of their collaborative digitization initiatives. Liz led the development of collaborative best practices in metadata, including the Western States Metadata Dublin Core Best Practices. Currently Liz is working with the Northeast Document Conservation Center on the development of Digital Preservation Readiness Assessment survey and handbook. Through this work Liz and several colleagues have visited and interviewed museums, historical societies, and libraries of various sizes gathering current status and trends in digital preservation trends and approaches. Bishoff has been a faculty for the NEDCC School for Scanning program. Bishoff has been a member of the IMLS/NISO task force for A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections. Liz has been a member of the American Library Association’s Council, ALA Board and is a past Treasure of the ALA. She holds an MLS from Rosary College, and has post-graduate work in public administration at Roosevelt University.

Thomas F.R. Clareson joined PALINET as Program Director for New Initiatives in October 2005. Leading PALINET's digital collections creation and management services, preservation services, and consulting activities, he is responsible for establishing new services and funding sources, grantwriting, and outreach to the museum and historical society communities. With over 15 years experience in preservation and digitization services, Tom was previously Global Product Manager at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.; he also served in various capacities at Amigos Library Services, Inc. Currently a representative from the Society of American Archivists to the Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums, he also serves on the Board of Trustees of Heritage Preservation.

Jonathan Crabtree is assistant director for archives and information technology 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 shaping the institute’s geospatial analysis program to introduce geospatial methods into social science research at UNC Chapel Hill.

Crabtree’s twenty years of experience in information technology and networking as well as his engineering background bring a different perspective to his current role. Crabtree joined the institute twelve 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. In that position he designed many medical school departmental technology systems, including those for the department of molecular biology, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Research Center, and the department of neurosciences. His grounding in medical information technology adds to his education and training in electrical engineering, computer science, economics, geographic information systems, hydrology and geomorphology.

As Director of CDL's Digital Preservation Program, Patricia Cruse works collaboratively with the ten UC libraries and with the broader UC campus community to develop strategies for the preservation of content that is important to the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University.

Richard J. Cox is Professor in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences where he is responsible for the archives concentration in the Master's in Library Science degree and the Ph.D. degree. He has been a member of the Society of American Archivists Council from 1986 through 1989. Dr. Cox also served as Editor of the American Archivist from 1991 through 1995, and he is presently editor of the Records & Information Management Report. He has written extensively on archival and records management topics and has published fourteen books in this area: American Archival Analysis: The Recent Development of the Archival Profession in the United States (1990) -- winner of the Waldo Gifford Leland Award given by the Society of American Archivists; Managing Institutional Archives: Foundational Principles and Practices (1992); The First Generation of Electronic Records Archivists in the United States: A Study in Professionalization (1994); Documenting Localities (1996); Closing an Era: Historical Perspectives on Modern Archives and Records Management (2000); Managing Records as Evidence and Information (2001), winner of the Waldo Gifford Leland Award in 2002; co-editor, Archives & the Public Good: Records and Accountability in Modern Society (2002); Vandals in the Stacks? A Response to Nicholson Baker’s Assault on Libraries (2002); Flowers After the Funeral: Reflections on the Post-9/11 Digital Age (2003); No Innocent Deposits: Forming Archives by Rethinking Appraisal (2004), winner of the Waldo Gifford Leland Award in 2005; Lester J. Cappon and Historical Scholarship in the Golden Age of Archival Theory (2004); Archives and Archivists in the Information Age (2005); Understanding Archives & Manuscripts (2006) with James M. O’Toole; and Ethics, Accountability, and Recordkeeping in a Dangerous World (2006). Dr. Cox was elected a Fellow of the Society in 1989.

Tim DiLauro is the Digital Library Architect in the Library Digital Programs and Digital Knowledge Center of the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University. Since 1982, he has worked for Johns Hopkins in a variety of programming and system and network management positions. He has been with the Sheridan Libraries since 1990. He has also worked as a consultant for several companies with Internet businesses. Since 1995, his project work has been directed toward designing systems to improve and simplify user access to information, including the development of access gateways and web proxies. He has participated in a variety of grant-funded projects, including the Mellon-funded CRL Repository Audit and Certification process and the NDIIPP Archive Ingest and Handling Test (AIHT) and remains active in the NDIIPP community. His current work focuses on the integration of repositories and services to support research, teaching, learning, and preservation.

Darrell Donakowski is a Research Associate at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and Project Manager for the Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS). Data-PASS is a joint effort including other social science data archives and the National Archives, and is funded, in part, by an award from the Library of Congress. The project is part of the Library’s National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, and seeks to identify, acquire, and preserve data from classic social science projects that are at risk of being lost to the research community. Darrell is also responsible for ICPSR’s political and electoral data collections.

Carissa Kowalski Dougherty is the Digital Archive Coordinator for the Department of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. In the last year and a half, she has worked with software developers and consultants to develop the Digital Archive for Architecture (DAArch) system that will allow the Department to collect and preserve digital design data. The pilot project for implementing this system, which concludes in April 2007, represents a significant step toward maintaining architectural records in the rapidly changing environment of new media and software. Prior to working with DAArch, she served as a curatorial assistant in the Department, helping to organize four major architectural exhibitions. Carissa has a master’s degree in architectural history from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research interests include design history, architectural technology, and contemporary theory. In addition to writing several articles in journals and exhibition catalogs, Carissa has also contributed to more general-interest publications, the most recent of which is Young Designers Americas (daab 2006).

Fynnette Eaton joined the Electronic Records Archives Program as the Change Management Officer at NARA in July 2002 until her retirement in January 2007, where she created the change management program for the ERA system. Before rejoining the National Archives, she served as the Director of the Technical Services Division at the Smithsonian Institution Archives for five years with an emphasis on the development of an electronic records program for the SI Archives. Previous to this position she served as Chief of the Technical Services Branch at the Center for Electronic Records at the National Archives. Other NARA work experience has included positions in the Office of Presidential Libraries and Documentation Standards Staff. She has presented papers and is author of articles on the preservation of electronic records at NARA. She was selected as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in 1995 and received the IAC/IRM (Interagency Committee on Information Resources Management) Technology Excellence Award in 1996 for designing the Archival Preservation System at NARA. She has a B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Maryland at College Park and attended the NAGARA Advanced Institute for Government Archivists on Archival Administration in the Electronic Information Age, Pittsburgh (1992 & 1993) and the National Defense University, IRM College, Advanced Management Program (1997). She has served on several electronic records research groups including InterPARES and the NHPRC Research Fellowship Program, 2004-2006. Since January 2007, she has established a consultancy and is currently residing in Rome, Italy.

Sharon Favaro is Head of Digital Projects and Gifts Cataloging, Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS), at Rutgers University Libraries. Ms. Favaro serves as a Metadata Manager and her work has included developing metadata standards and applications for RUcore, the Rutgers institutional repository and the New Jersey Digital Highway, a statewide initiative to preserve and make available cultural heritage resources. She has designed an institutional workflow for processing digital collections, and has been instrumental in implementing Rutgers University Libraries’ local metadata creation tool, The Workflow Management System.

Randy Fischer is the Technical Lead for the Florida Digital Archive at FCLA. He has 20 years of experience in computer systems development and systems administration in both academic and industry environments.

Bruce Fulton is the Communications and Outreach Librarian for the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science. A recent SIRLS graduate, Bruce has assisted in the development of the Digital Information Management certificate program and coordinated the IMLS grant application awarded in 2006. He is currently the acting project manager for certificate development and is authoring one of its courses for delivery this coming summer. Bruce has an extensive background in technology including systems analysis, infrastructure design and implementation, programming and database development. He has worked on projects supporting the Gateway to Educational Materials Digital Library and the National Science Digital Library. He a former director of operations for a non-profit education and research development firm and former director of information and technology for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

Cathryn Goodwin manages Collections Information at the Princeton University Art Museum. She oversees content standards for cataloguing works of art in the museum, and implements best practices for museum electronic documentation. Cathryn is responsible for delivering collections online to the University Community and to the public. Cathryn is Vice-President of the Museum Computer Network (MCN), the association of Museum Information and Technology Professionals. MCN is a nonprofit organization with over 500 members representing a wide range of information professionals from hundreds of museums and cultural heritage institutions in the United States and around the world.

Abigail Grotke has been involved in digital initiatives at the Library of Congress for almost 10 years, initially as an American Memory digital conversion specialist, and then as project coordinator for the digitization of the Manuscript Division's Hannah Arendt Papers. In 2002 she became project leader for the Library's MINERVA Web Preservation Project, and in 2005, joined the Office of Strategic Initiatives' Web Capture team, where she is now a Digital Media Project Coordinator, managing a variety of Web capture collections and projects, including "Selecting and Managing Content Captured from the Web" in 2005 and 2006. Additionally, she is the Communications Officer of the International Internet Preservation Consortium. Before coming to the Library of Congress she worked in the publications office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 2004, she was named one of 55 Library Journal "Movers and Shakers."

Stephanie Haas is the Assistant Director of the Digital Library Center, University of Florida Libraries. She joined the Center in 2000 after serving as the environmental sciences librarian at the Marston Science Library for 15 years. She works on developing science related digital collections and is currently involved in developing UF's institutional repository and the Aquatic Commons: an international repository for marine and aquatic digital materials.

Margaret Hedstrom is an Associate Professor at the School of Information, University of Michigan where she teaches in the areas of archives, electronic records management, and digital preservation. Her current research investigates incentives for producers to create “archive-ready” data. She was project director for the CAMiLEON Project, an international research project that investigated the feasibility of emulation as a digital preservation strategy. Her research interests include digital preservation strategies, the impact of electronic communications on organizational memory and documentation, and remote access to archival materials. She is a member the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board to the Library of Congress, and the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, U.S. Department of State, and she served on the ACLS Commission on Cyber-Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1995, she was Chief of State Records Advisory Services and Director of the Center for Electronic Records at the New York State Archives and Records Administration for ten years. She earned M.A. degrees in Library Science and History, and a PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hedstrom is a fellow of the Society of American Archivists and recipient of a Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award from the University of Michigan for her work with archives and cultural heritage preservation in South Africa.

P. Bryan Heidorn is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he has worked since 1996. He received his PhD in Information Science in 1997. He received his Bachelor's degree summa cum laude in psychobiology in 1979. All of his degrees are from the University of Pittsburgh. From 1984-1991 Bryan was an owner/operator of Pittsburgh Software Company. The company produced software for chemical inventory management, environmental reporting and electrical grid CAD software. At the University of Illinois Professor Heidorn regularly teaches Information Storage and Retrieval, Information Systems Analysis and Design, Digitally Mediated Information Services and Ecological (Biological) Informatics. He is a founder of two new degree programs including a concentration in Data Curation and a Masters in Biological Informatics. Professor Heidorn's recent research interests include scientific information extraction as well as information infrastructure to integration of scientist's data, sensor data and citizen participation in biodiversity informatics. In his research projects, scientists, teachers and K-12 students use advanced information technology to gather and analyze information about the environment. His work includes a redefinition of the book into electronic format with higher functionality for different user groups. These participants help design systems using portable computing, computer assisted species identification, information storage and retrieval, and verification of the validity of the information they gather. These research projects are supported by The National Science Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation.

Geneva Henry is the Executive Director of Rice University’s Digital Library Initiative. She joined Rice in 2000 and has served as PI and co-PI on a number of grants. In 2006 she was a distinguished fellow with the Digital Library Federation, working with the Abstract Services Framework working group to develop a framework of digital library services. From March 2002 through June 2005 she was also the executive director for the Connexions project ( In addition to chairing and serving on a number of committees at Rice, Geneva served as the General Chair for the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL) in 2003, and has been a member of the JCDL Program Committee since 2004. In 2005 she was the co-chair of the inaugural JCDL doctoral consortium and has been a member of the subsequent JCDL doctoral consortium committees. She currently serves on a number of external boards and committees. Prior to joining Rice, Geneva was a Senior I/T Architect and Program Manager with IBM, where she was involved in several complex systems programs for government agencies, universities, and museums world-wide. Her career has included applied research in artificial intelligence (expert systems and natural language processing), text search, data modeling, complex systems and digital libraries at IBM, TRW and the RAND Corporation. Geneva received a BS in Computer Science from California State University, Los Angeles, a MA in Political Science from the University of Washington, and a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Shiow Huang joined the Library of Congress in 2005 and began working as the technical project coordinator for National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) in July 2006. The NDNP web service – Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers – is available at Prior to joining The Library, Shiow Huang worked as a Digital Asset Management (DAM) Solution Consultant in the media and entertainment industry from 1995-2005. In this role, he worked with clients and their stakeholders to define DAM requirements, including metadata needed to manage digital assets and to provide services to support acquisition, preservation, dissemination, and integration within the production/operation environment. Shiow Huang also lead the project team to design a DAM solution architecture, surveyed and evaluated DAM platform vendors, planned the DAM implementation roadmaps, and provided oversight on the implementation project. Huang graduated from the Electrical Engineering Department of the National Taiwan University in 1978 and received a Master's in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in 1984. He also studied in the School of Information Technology and Engineering doctoral program at George Mason University from 1987 to 1991. He holds a US patent in the area of "data processing system and method for field extraction of scanned images of document forms" and is co-inventor of another US patent in the area of "just-in-time retrieval of multimedia files over computer networks".

Leslie Johnston is the Head of Digital Access Services at the University of Virginia Library, where she manages digital library program components supporting the collection, management, and delivery of digital content. Previously, she served as the Head of Instructional Technology and Library Information Systems at the Harvard Design School, as the Academic Technology Specialist for Art for the Stanford University Libraries, and as Database Specialist for the Getty Research Institute. Ms. Johnston has also been active in the museum automation community, working for various museums, teaching courses on museum systems, editing the journal Spectra, and serving on the board of the Museum Computer Network.

Since 2005, Elisabeth Kaplan has been Head of University Archives and Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy at the University of Minnesota, a new program offering long-term preservation and open access to faculty works and University administrative content. While in a previous position at the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota, she served as PI on the NHPRC grant project "Documenting Internet2: A Collaborative Model for Developing Electronic Records Capacities in the Small Archival Repository." She has worked at the MIT Archives and the John F. Kennedy Library and published in journals including The American Archivist, Archival Issues, Archival Science, Communications of the ACM, and Annals of the History of Computing. In 2007 she was named a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.

Rebecca L. Lubas is Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries. She took part in the initial design of MIT’s OpenCourseWare metadata workflow, which has become a cooperative effort between OCW and the MIT Libraries. In addition to coordination of MARC metadata activities for MIT, Rebecca also works with the Libraries’ cost-recovery Metadata Unit, which advises clients within and outside MIT on best practices for metadata in digital projects.

Liz Madden is a Digital Media Projects Coordinator on the Integration Management/Digital Conversion Services Team in the Office of Strategic Initiatives. She has been involved in digital initiatives at the Library of Congress since 1997, when she joined the National Digital Library Program. She began as a member of the American Memory production team, where she served as a data wrangler and liaison between the content providers and the programming and server storage staff. She built database applications to help content providers create and store data for use with the website programming, and in 1999 led the effort to develop a standard set of non-MARC metadata elements for use in American Memory. Ms. Madden also initiated the development of the American Memory Collection Assembly Cookbook, which provided specifications for standardized functionality and data elements in American Memory. She was a member of the team that developed a policy for file system structure for converted content on the servers. She provides reports about digital counts for American Memory and other conversion presentations. In 2004-2005 Ms. Madden was a member of the LC*s Archive Ingest and Handling Test (AIHT) team, which was the first test of the proposed National Digital Information and Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP) preservation architecture. In her current role she is involved in mass conversion activities, large-scale data ingest, improving metrics for digital item counting, and efforts to increase the long-term sustainability of data created for American Memory.

Max Marmor is Director of Collection Development for ARTstor. An art librarian, he began his career at UCLA, where he was in charge of the Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana and the west coast branch of the Princeton Index of Christian Art. He has also been affiliated with the Avery Library at Columbia University and the NYU Institute of Fine Arts Library, where he was bibliographer and reference librarian. From 1994-2001 he was head of the Arts Library at Yale University. During the 2000/2001 academic year, he was appointed a Distinguished Fellow of the Digital Library Federation/Council on Library and Information Resources, in which capacity he began working with the ARTstor team, which he joined officially in August 2001. He has undergraduate degree in philosophy and graduate degrees in art history and library and information science. Marmor has published in fields as diverse as German philosophy, art history and the literature of art. He is co-editor (with Alex Ross, Stanford University) of the standard Guide to the Literature of Art History. Marmor was recently appointed President-Elect of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and he assumes that post in June 2007.

Marc Maynard is Director of Technical Services at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut. He has been with the Center since 1985 working in a variety of capacities including user services, archives management and most recently directing efforts to upgrade data access services. He has been primarily responsible for the development of iPOLL, the Center's question retrieval system and RoperExpress, its data download service. Marc serves on the Operations Committee of the Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences, a partnership in the Library of Congress' National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP).

Robert H. McDonald is the Project Manager for the Chronopolis Data Preservation Environment at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) a research unit of U.C. San Diego. As project manager for the Chronopolis partnership, McDonald is responsible for the administration, policy and outreach component of the preservation environment and serves as a coordinator among Chronopolis partner nodes. Prior to his involvement with Chronopolis and SDSC he served as the Associate Director of Libraries for Technology & Research at Florida State University where he was a Co-PI on the LC NDIIPP funded MetaArchive Cooperative ( Prior to that he was the Information Technology and Digital Projects Librarian at Auburn University where he was the technical PI for the Alabama Mosaic digital library Mr. McDonald is an active speaker and author and has presented previously at the annual meetings of EDUCAUSE, the Association of Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Electronic Resources and Libraries Conference, the Library and Information Technology Association, and the American Library Association. He has an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina and a M.Mus. from the University of Georgia. His article on disconnects between library culture and the millennial generation can be found in the recent issue of Educause Quarterly and his online presence can be found at

In September 2006, Nancy Y. McGovern became the Digital Preservation Officer for the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a data archive that was established in 1962. She was the Director of Research and Assessment Services and Digital Preservation Officer at Cornell University Library, where she coordinated research and development initiatives for digital preservation since 2001. She was a co-developer of and has been a principal instructor for the Digital Preservation Management workshop and tutorial, an educational program that has been offered to international audiences since 2003. She was the co-editor of RLG DigiNews, a bi-monthly electronic publication with a digital preservation focus. She is a member of the RLG/NARA Digital Archive Certification Task Force. She has focused on digital preservation research and practice since 1986, when she began a decade of service on the senior staff of the Center for Electronic Records at the U.S. National Archives. She is completing her PhD on a digital preservation topic through University College London.

Reagan W. Moore is Director of Data and Knowledge Systems at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. He coordinates research efforts in development of data grids, digital libraries, and persistent archives. Moore is the principal investigator for the development of the Storage Resource Broker (SRB) data grid technology, which is used to support international shared collections and for the development of the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System, which automates the application of management policies. Persistent archives using the SRB technology include the NARA research prototype persistent archive, the NHPRC Persistent Archive Testbed, the NSF National Science Digital Library persistent archive, and the California Digital Library - Digital Preservation Repository. Data grids using the SRB technology include the BaBar high energy physics data grid, the Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing, the UK e-Science Data Grid, and the WorldWide Universities Network. Moore has been at SDSC since its inception, initially being responsible for operating system development. Prior to that he worked as a computational plasma physicist at General Atomics on equilibrium and stability of toroidal fusion devices. He has a Ph.D. in plasma physics from the University of California, San Diego, (1978) and a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology (1967).

Kathleen R. Murray, Ph.D. is a Post-doctoral Research Associate with the University Libraries at the University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, Texas. She is currently the assessment analyst for the Web-at-Risk project, one of eight projects funded by the National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP) of the Library of Congress.

Kirsten Neilsen joined CDL in July, 2006. Prior to that she spent four years managing UCSF's Tobacco Control Digital Archive, overseeing digitization of millions of pages of tobacco industry documents as well as providing access to those documents.

Jinfang Niu is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Information, University of Michigan. She used to be a librarian at Tsinghua University Library, China. Her research interests: data sharing, metadata, digital preservation and digital libraries. Dissertation topic: the knowledge transfer in data sharing.

Carlos Oliveira is Deputy Head of Unit at Directorate General Information Society and Media of the European Commission (EC). In his post, he has a specific responsibility for the coordination of EC-funded research and development activities in the area of digital curation and digital preservation. These activities are part of the Information and Communication Technologies theme European Union's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development with an overall budget of 9 billion EUR for the period 2007 -2013. Previously, he hold several positions at the EC notably as project officer in charge of the follow-up and coordination of research and development projects in the area of technology enhanced learning. Before joining the Commission, he was part of the management consulting team of Coopers and Lybrand in Portugal and Director at IN Software a software development company subsidiary of Radio Marconi (currently part of Portugal Telecom). Oliveira graduated in Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering at Technical University of Lisbon (Instituto Superior Técnico) in 1986 and received a Master’s in Computer Engineering from this university in 1998. He also received a Master's in Public Policy and Administration at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005.

Richard Pearce-Moses has been a professional archivist for more than twenty years. Currently he is Director of Digital Government Information at the Arizona State Library and Archives. He works with the agency’s Law and Research Library, History and Archives, and Records Management divisions to move the agency from the world of paper document to the world of digital information. He is currently focusing on developing robust, reliable storage for permanently valuable digital information. Previously Pearce-Moses has worked as Documentary Collections Archivist and Automation Coordinator for the Heard Museum, as Curator of Photographs at the Arizona State University Libraries, and as a Local Records Management Consultant for the Texas State Library. He has a master of arts in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a master of science in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is working with OCLC and the UIUC Library School on a project to develop tools to identify, select, describe, and acquire collections of web publications. He is also leading a project to implement the Persistent Digital Archives and Library System for the State of Arizona, a trustworthy system that relies on business rules configured in middleware to govern workflows and LOCKSS technology for storage. Pearce-Moses is a past president of the Society of American Archivists and is a Fellow of the Society. In 2002, he won an NHPRC Archival Research Fellowship to write A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (Society of American Archivists, 2005). Pearce-Moses was just selected to receive the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology from the American Library Association.

Mark Phillips, MLIS, is Head of the Digital Projects Unit at the University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, Texas. He is responsible for managing open-source software development projects and optimizing work-flows within the Unit. He has been involved with software development and digital content creation for the Portal to Texas History. He also serves as UNT technical lead for the Web-at-Risk project.

Victoria Reich is Director and co-founder of the LOCKSS Program, Stanford University Libraries and a founding member of the CLOCKSS initiative. Via these programs the community is working to ensure a continued role for libraries. Libraries, if they are retain their societal memory role, must continue to build collections. Librarians and publishers are working together via the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS programs to ensure this reality; to insure digital scholarly assets remain available for future readers. LOCKSS has received support from NSF, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sun Microsystems Labs, Intel Labs, Hewlett Packard Labs, the Harvard Computer Science Department and Stanford University Libraries. Currently, librarians, including the Library of Congress and publishers are supporting the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS programs.Prior to LOCKSS and CLOCKSS, Victoria help to start HighWire Press, the Internet imprint of the Stanford University Libraries. Founded in 1994, HighWire Press lead the scholarly journal move from paper to online. She also has extensive library experience in both public and technical services, including positions at Stanford University Libraries, National Agricultural Library; The Library of Congress, and the University of Michigan. She earned her MLS from the University of Michigan. For a list of publications and presentations, see

Oya Y. Rieger is the Director of Digital Library and Information Technologies (DLIT) at the Cornell University Library. She oversees the planning, implementation, and assessment of digital library initiatives, including digital preservation, repository development, image collections, e-scholarship initiatives, and e-publishing technologies. She also leads the Library's large-scale digitization initiative collaboration between the Library and Microsoft. Rieger conceptualized and developed the Digital Consulting and Production Services, which is an enterprise unit with the goal of offering integrated planning and production services in support of digital library initiatives. She has a B.S. in Economics, an M.P.A., and an M.S. in Information Systems. She is excited to be starting a joint Ph.D. program between Cornell's Communication and Science & Technology departments. Her research interests involve sociocultural aspects of digital technologies and scholarly communication.

Soo Young Rieh is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information, University of Michigan, where she teaches in the areas of information seeking behavior, use of information, and evaluation of systems and services. Rieh’s research centers on understanding people's interaction with information in various contexts, such as the Web, libraries, and institutional repositories. Her primary research interests lie in credibility- and cognitive-authority judgments in the information seeking process. Rieh is a principal investigator of the MIRACLE (Making Institutional Repositories a Collaborative Learning Environment ) project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) from 2005-08. This project investigates institutional repositories in colleges and universities to identify models and best practices in the administration, technical infrastructure, and access to repository collections. She is particularly interested in identifying success factors from multiple perspectives including policy, service, and use. The MIRACLE research team (Karen Markey, Soo Young Rieh, Beth St. Jean, Jihyun Kim, & Elizabeth Yakel) recently published Census of Institutional Repositories in the United States: MIRACLE Project Research Findings (CLIR Report No. 55, February 2007).

Janice E. Ruth is a manuscript specialist in American women’s history at the Library of Congress Manuscript Division, where she previously held positions as a processing technician, reference librarian, and writer-editor. She has recently served two four-month details as the division’s acting assistant chief. Ms. Ruth writes and speaks frequently on women’s history and archival topics. She edited for many years Library of Congress Acquisitions: Manuscript Division and is one of the authors of American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women’s History and Culture in the United States (2001) and Women Who Dare: Women of the Suffrage Movement (2006). She was an organizer of the 2003 symposium Resourceful Women and cofounded the Library’s Women’s History Discussion Group, which brings together staff and researchers. Ms. Ruth has been significantly involved in several Library of Congress digital projects, including most recently the American Memory Web site Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman’s Party (2005) and as coordinator of the Manuscript Division’s pilot Web capture project. Ms. Ruth is an active member of the Society of American Archivists, having served as co-chair of SAA’s 2003 Program Committee and as an original member of the committee that developed the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) standard for electronic finding aids. She is a coauthor of the EAD Tag Library (version 1.0) and the EAD Application Guidelines. Ms. Ruth holds an M.L.S. and an M.A. in American history from the University of Maryland.

Mike Smorul received his BS in computer science from the University of Maryland. He has a background in network and high performance computing system administration. More recently, he has worked as lead programmer for the UMIACS ADAPT project. Current project include developing a modular set of tools to aid in ingestion and long term digital stewardship of digital objects.

Gail Steinhart is Research Data and Environmental Sciences librarian at Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. She is responsible for developing and supporting new services for collecting and archiving research data, and serves as a library liaison for environmental science activities at Cornell. She is a member of the working group that supports the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (CUGIR), an online repository for GIS data for New York State, and an active node of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure. She holds M.S. degrees in Library and Information Science (Syracuse University) and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Cornell University).

Deborah M. Thomas is the Library of Congress program coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a project sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. She is a member of LC’s Serial and Government Publications Division. Deborah joined the Library in 1998, as a digital conversion specialist in the National Digital Library Program pilot and subsequently coordinated digital conversion of historical collections for the custodial divisions of the Library, including participation in American Memory and other digital collection development. Prior to joining the Library, Deborah was manager of the Web Design Group at Quantum Research Corporation, integrating interface design and production into the workflow for Web-based data collection and analysis applications for federal agencies. She began her work with digital initiatives in cultural heritage at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, participating in the development of one of the first museum sites on the Web, electronic outreach tools, and the creation of an award-winning collection-based multimedia catalogue. Deborah graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Psychology.

Jim Tuttle is the Geospatial Data Librarian and project coordinator for the North Carolina Geospatial Data Archiving Project (NCGDAP) at North Carolina State University Libraries. NCGDAP is one of eight partnerships under the auspices of Library of Congress' National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program focused on long-term digital preservation. Jim is responsible for design and automation of repository ingest processes. He earned the BA in Anthropology and the MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. Jim joined the NCSU libraries as a Libraries Fellow in 2004.

William E. Underwood is a Principal Research Scientist with the Computer Science and Information Technology Division of the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. His current research interests are in developing formal, theoretical foundations for records management and archival science, experimental investigations of alternative digital preservation strategies, and the application of natural language processing, machine learning and knowledge-based reasoning technologies to the support of automated archival description, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) review, and search and retrieval of records in digital archives. Dr. Underwood's research, sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), has involved prototyping of an archival repository and archival processing system for accession, arrangement, preservation, review, description and retrieval of electronic records. His current research, also sponsored by the ERA Program of NARA, seeks to develop tools for information and content extraction from textual documents, induction of grammars for recognizing document types, automatic description of the content of record series, provision of archival services on archival data grids, and decision support for review of Presidential records for Presidential Record Act restrictions and FOIA exemptions.

Tyler O. Walters is the Associate Director, Technology and Resource Services, Georgia Institute of Technology Library and Information Center. He provides leadership, vision, and expertise in digital library programs, information technologies, electronic resources management, metadata,and archives and records. He is a co-Principal Investigator with the MetaArchive Cooperative, one of the eight original digital preservation partnerships with the U.S. Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program ( Currently, he serves on the U.S. National Science Foundation’s National Science Digital Library Sustainability Committee, the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Research Committee, and was recently the Chair, DSpace User Group Program Committee for the 2nd International Conference on Open Repositories (San Antonio, Texas, USA, January 2007). Mr. Walters has published 20 articles, has presented at over 50 professional conferences, and is a recipient of the Society of American Archivists’ Ernst Posner Award for best article in the American Archivist. He holds a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of Arizona, a Master of Arts in Archival Management from North Carolina State University, and a B.A. in History from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Walters previously served as Library Director, Institute of Paper Science and Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) and has worked at the Iowa State University Library, Northwestern University Library, and the North Carolina Division of Archives and History. More information is available at:

Mary Beth Weber is Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS) at Rutgers University Libraries. She coordinated the department’s transition from a traditional MARC-based cataloging operation to one that also provides a full range of non-MARC metadata. Under her guidance, metadata standards and applications were developed for the Rutgers institutional repository. CMS personnel are active metadata managers for a number of projects available through the New Jersey Digital Highway, an information portal that preserves the state's cultural resources and artifacts and facilitates access and retrieval of these materials. Ms. Weber has also written two books on cataloging non-book resources and a book on the impact of electronic resources on information seeking behavior. She is currently the editor of the ALCTS Newsletter Online, and serves on the ALCTS Board of Directors as an ex-officio member. Ms. Weber also serves on the editorial board of the electronic journal LIBRES, and is an ex-officio member of the Library Resources and Technical Services (LRTS) editorial board.

Joel Wurl is a Senior Program Officer in the Division of Preservation & Access, National Endowment for the Humanities. Prior to joining NEH in October, 2006, he worked for 20 years with University of Minnesota's Immigration History Research Center most recently as Head of Research Collections and Associate Director. From 2002 to 2005, he served on the council and executive committee of the Society of American Archivists and served also with the Midwest Archives Conference as a council member and as editor of its journal Archival Issues. His publications have appeared mainly in both archival and immigration/ethnic history journals; he is also general editor for "North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories," an online publication of Alexander St. Press. Wurl joins NEH as the agency currently expands its support for various digital projects through its Digital Humanities Initiative.

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SILS faculty and students

Jane Greenberg is an associate professor in the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (SILS/UNC-CH); director of the SILS Metadata Research Center; and recently was awarded a Frances Carroll McColl professorship. Jane’s research and teaching focus on metadata and classification problems. She is the Principal Investigator the Memex Metadata (M2) for Student Portfolios project, sponsored by Microsoft Research and UNC’s Information Technology Services. She serves on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) advisory board and is co-chair of the DCMI Tools Community. She was the Principle Investigator of the AMeGA (Automatic Metadata Generation Applications) project and the Metadata Generation Research project, collectively sponsored by Microsoft Research, OCLC Online Computer Center, and the Library of Congress. She is collaborating with NESCent (National Evolutionary Synthesis Center) on the Digital Repository of Information and Data for Evolution (DRIADE) project for published research and data in evolutionary biology.

Carolyn Hank is a Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) Doctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the interim project manager for the Digital Curation/Institutional Repository Committee, charged with developing a pilot institutional repository at UNC-CH and recommendations for a subsequent wide-scale institutional repository and digital preservation program. She helped organize the JCDL 2006 workshop, Digital Curation & Trusted Repositories: Seeking Success and, with Dr. Helen R. Tibbo, will be presenting the tutorial, Digital Curation and Digital Preservation: An Introduction, at JCDL 2007. She served as project manager on a recent study, Building from Trust: Using the RLG/NARA Audit Checklist for Institutional Repository Planning and Deployment, to be presented at IS&T's Archiving 2007 this May. Her current study, Blogger Perceptions on Digital Preservation, will present initial findings at the 2007 JCDL poster session.

Christopher (Cal) Lee, DigCCurr Co-PI and Symposium Co-Organizer, is Assistant Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has an MSI and PhD from the School of Information at the University of Michigan. His main professional interests include digital preservation, electronic records management, standardization and professionalization. Cal is Co-PI for the IMLS-funded, "Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum and the Carolina Digital Curation Fellowship Program" and co-organizer with Helen Tibbo of the DigCCurr2007 conference. He is other current research includes VidArch, which is investigated the curation of collections of digital video, with a particularly emphasis on contextual information; and investigation of the adoption of the Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS). Cal is one of the leaders of the effort to design and built a long-term institutional repository at UNC-CH. Past research projects have included CAMiLEON, which examined migration vs. emulation as digital preservation strategies; and an in-depth case study of the development of the OAIS.

Gary Marchionini, DigCCurr co-investigator, is Cary C. Boshamer Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina where he teaches courses in human-information interaction, interface design and testing, and digital libraries. He heads the Interaction Design Laboratory at SILS. His Ph.D. is from Wayne State University in mathematics education with an emphasis on educational computing. He was previously professor in the College of Library and Information Services at the University of Maryland and a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory.

Jeffrey Pomerantz, DigCCurr co-investigator, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his Ph.D. from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, and his MS(LIS) from Simmons College. Much of Pomerantz's work has been on digital reference services, and the integration of physical library-style services into digital libraries. Pomerantz's recent work has involved evaluations of collaborative online library services.

John C. Schaefer is a doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include digital curation and scholarly communication. He has an MA from East Carolina University and an MSLS from SILS. He is the project manager for the DigCCurr project.

Helen Tibbo, DigCCurr PI and Symposium Co-Organizer, is a professor in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, a member of ARMA and numerous other information organizations, and on the editorial board of the Digital Curation Centre in the UK. She currently teaches courses that include Archival Appraisal, Digital Preservation and Access, and Archival Reference and Outreach. She is the Principal Investigator for the IMLS-funded, "Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum and the Carolina Digital Curation Fellowship Program" and co-organizer with Dr. Christopher Lee of the DigCCurr2007 conference. She is co-PI on the NHPRC-funded, "NHPRC Electronic Records Research Fellowship Program" with Dr. Paul Conway of the University of Michigan and co-PI on an NSF/Library of Congress-funded DigArch grant with Drs. Gary Marchionini and Christopher Lee that is studying the preservation of context for digital videos. She is also a co-investigator with Elizabeth Yakel and Wendy Duff on the Mellon-funded "Archival Metrics" project. Along with Yakel and Duff she is a founding partner in AX-SNet, the Archival Excellence in Information Seeking Network. She is currently chairing the campus-wide Digital Curation/Institutional Repositories Committee (DC/IRC) at UNC-CH and was an organizer of and an instructor for the Digitization for Cultural Heritage Professionals workshops held at SILS from 2002 through 2004.

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