Nancy Y. McGovern is the Director for Digital Preservation at MIT Libraries. She directs the Digital Preservation Management (DPM) workshops, an award-winning program offered more than fifty times in a dozen countries since 2003. She has thirty years of experience with preserving digital content, including senior positions at ICPSR; Cornell University Library; the Open Society Archives; and the Center for Electronic Records of the U.S. National Archives. She chairs the Research Forum of the Society of American Archives (SAA) that she co-founded in 2007. She is a Fellow of SAA and a past president. She completed her PhD on digital preservation at UCL in 2009. @mcgovern60
Ann Baird Whiteside is Librarian/Assistant Dean for Information Services at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The focus of her work is re-envisioning the 21st century library through her work, including expanding the creation of and access to digital information in close collaboration with scholars, and the use of technology to support teaching and research. Her current work is focused on three areas of preservation: digital design data, web archiving, and AV materials. She is the PI for an IMLS grant (Building for Tomorrow) to develop a roadmap that outlines a shared infrastructure for the preservation and dissemination of electronic architectural documentation.
Courtney Mumma is the Services Manager for the Texas Digital Library’s Digital Preservation Services and the Texas Data Repository (TDR), including its distributed Dataverse for the state. Courtney manages the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) and Chronopolis nodes for TDL as well as DuraCloud@TDL, the only DuraCloud instance outside of DuraSpace. Prior to her work in Texas, Courtney was Program Manager with the web group at the Internet Archive and was one of the creators of the Archivematica open source digital preservation system while with Artefactual Systems and the City of Vancouver Archives. She has participated in numerous digital preservation research projects including InterPARES, RecordDNA, and Digital Records Forensics, and has published and presented on digital preservation topics. She is a frequent guest instructor for the MIT Digital Preservation Management (DPM) workshops. Courtney earned her masters degrees in Archival Studies (MAS) and in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from the University of British Columbia.
Erwin Verbruggen is a user studies and digital preservation specialist who works on (inter)national projects in the field of preservation and open data. He worked at the human rights organization WITNESS in Brooklyn, NY and was a film programmer for the Open Air Film Festival Pluk de Nacht in Amsterdam. He was a scanning operator during the Images for the Future project and helped set up the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s film digitization process. At the Research & Development department, he has been a project lead on European collaborative projects and network liaison for the EUscreen Foundation. Erwin is the publishing support for the open access VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture. He coordinates the annual Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving, is involved in audiovisual archiving toolset development, and web archiving best practices. He is co-chair of AMIA’s International Outreach Committee, a member of AMIA’s Open Source Committee, and of IASAs’ training and Education Task Force. Erwin has been a guest lecturer at Utrecht University, the University of Amsterdam, the ENCRyM School for Conservation and National University in Mexico City and at the Winter School training sessions. @erwinverb
Bertram Lyons is a data and preservation consultant at AVPreserve in the United States. He worked previously at the Alan Lomax Archive in New York, and at the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the U.S. Library of Congress. He serves as an Executive Board Member (and Journal Editor) for the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA), and as an elected Council Member to the Society of American Archivists (SAA). He holds a MA in museum studies with a focus in American studies and archival theory from the University of Kansas, and received certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists.
Natalie Pang is Senior Research Fellow and Principal Investigator at Social Lab, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore. Previously, she worked as Assistant Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her research and teaching focuses on participatory media, citizen engagement and community archives. She completed her PhD in Information Management and Technology at Monash University, Australia, and her Master of Information Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Information Systems (AJIS), and has also guest edited special issues in Archives & Manuscripts, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, and The Information Society.
Sibyl Schaefer is the Chronopolis Program Manager and Digital Preservation Analyst for Research Data Curation at the University of California, San Diego. In addition to working with national digital preservation efforts like the Digital Preservation Network and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, she helps define long-term digital preservation solutions for the UCSD campus. She has been recognized an Emerging Leader by the American Library Association and has participated in the Archival Leadership Institute. Schaefer holds an MLIS with a specialization in Archival Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Jaye Weatherburn is a Digital Preservation Officer at the University of Melbourne, implementing the university’s ten-year Digital Preservation Strategy. In 2014–2015, she worked on an Australian National Data Service (ANDS) project developing policy and procedures for minting Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) at Swinburne University of Technology. Jaye was an Editorial Assistant for the Australian Library Journal (2014-2016), and is co-author of Preserving Digital Materials, 3rd ed (2018). She holds a Master of Information Management and a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT University, and a Bachelor of Film and Television from the Victorian College of the Arts. @jayechats
Jessica Meyerson serves the mission and members of the Software Preservation Network – a role that allows her to promote the essential role of software preservation in responsible and effective digital stewardship. As Research Program Officer for Educopia Institute, Jessica provides support for applied research that informs our understanding and advances practice. She received her Masters of Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin with specializations in digital preservation and archives. As a former digital archivist at the University of Texas at Austin, Jessica continues to build on her experience working across institutions, communities, and sectors to ensure long-term, meaningful access to cultural heritage.
Megan Potterbusch, Data Services Librarian at the George Washington University, graduated from Simmons with her MLIS in 2016. Her previous work with the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and at CERN with the Zenodo digital repository shaped her interest in supporting scientific research through the stewardship, management, and preservation of data. This passion for supporting openness, scientific reproducibility, and long-term access to research, led Megan to complete a National Digital Stewardship Residency, which gave her the opportunity to deepen her knowledge of the Open Science Framework and other preservation tools for researchers of all kinds.
Maureen Pennock is Head of Digital Preservation at the British Library where she leads a multi-disciplinary team in delivery and implementation of the Library’s digital preservation strategy. Her primary responsibility is to ensure that the national collection of published digital materials remains accessible far into the future. She has over fifteen years of experience in digital preservation and archiving initiatives working across international cultural heritage and HE sectors. Maureen is a Board Director for Digital Preservation Coalition, leading the Partnerships & Sustainability sub-committee. She also sits on the Executive Council of the BitCurator Consortium and was previously an Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Dundee. Maureen holds a Master’s degree in History from the University of Kent. @mopennock
Michelle Lindlar leads the Digital Preservation Team at TIB, the German National Library of Science and Technology. Responsibilities of that role include the oversight of a digital preservation system which is used for TIB's own holdings as well as for a Digital-Preservation-as-a-Service solution. Micky's main research interest revolves around file formats in the evolving preservation context and how we as a community can better identify, monitor and mitigate risks and changes associated with formats. Micky has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Open Preservation Foundation since 2012, leads the Rosetta Digital Preservation Working group and is involved with various other national and international digital preservation working groups and initiatives. @mickylindlar
Tricia Patterson is a Digital Preservation Analyst at Harvard Library, where she leads activities needed to preserve materials in their Digital Repository System. She also supports digital preservation initiatives across the library, such as web archiving and disk image content modeling. Prior to her position at Harvard University, she was a National Digital Stewardship Resident (NDSR) at MIT Libraries, and she continues to work with the NDSR community by serving on the NDSR Advisory Group. She also co-coordinates the Society of American Archivist’s Research Forum. Tricia holds an MSLIS with a specialization in Archives Management from Simmons College, where she acted as the Editorial Assistant for Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture.