About Us...

Gretchen Gueguen is the organizer of the Day of Digital Archives project. She works as the Digital Archivist for Digital Curation Services at the University of Virginia. She has also worked on Joyner Library Digital Collections at East Carolina University, and has been involved with several digital library and digital humanities projects such as the University of Maryland Digital Collections, the Thomas MacGreevy Archive. Her own personal blog, Gretchen at the Spinnning Wheel, is a clearinghouse for projects both professional and personal and she occasionally tweets things @G_amSpinnrade.

Jennie Levine Knies is the Manager, Digital Collections, at the University of Maryland Libraries.  From 2000-2008, she was the Curator of Historical Manuscripts at the University of Maryland Libraries, and was the project manager for ArchivesUM, the University of Maryland's online archival finding aid system.  For nine years, from 2001-2010, Jennie was the "headmistress" of the Sugar Quill,  a website devoted to encouraging creative writing, using Harry Potter fan fiction as a jumping-off point. That website has been inactive since 2010, however, Jennie continues to support its existence on the web, until she can figure out how to adequately truly archive it.

Gabriela Redwine is an Archivist and Electronic Records/Metadata Specialist at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

David Kay, MLS is a Digital Archivist, Media Librarian and Director of Archives for The Wonder Pets!, an animated preschool television show, produced by Little Airplane Productions for Nick Jr. from 2006-2010.  He founded nydawg, NY Digital Archivists Working Group, in New York City as a bulletin board, forum, social network, archive and GoogleGroup to collect and share knowledge and training in Best Practices for Access and Preservation in the Information Age.  An SAA member since 2005, he was appointed to the Digital Archives Continuing Education [DACE] Task Force in August, and helped define, propose and develop the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate curriculum.

Mark A. Matienzo is a Digital Archivist in Manuscripts and Archives at the Yale University Library, and Technical Architect for ArchivesSpace, the Archivists' Toolkit/Archon merger project.

Lori Satter is a Manuscript Librarian at the University of Rochester. One of her current projects is the digitization of the Post Family Papers, a collection that includes over 2,000 items. In addition to this project, Lori works to add digital content on-line through Facebook and the Special Collections website. Before joining the staff at the University, she worked as a Digital Collections intern at Mount Holyoke College while completing her MLS at Simmons College.

Leslie Fields is the NHPRC Electronic Records Archivist at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. She is currently at work on a project to develop sustainable workflows and processes to accommodate electronic records in the College Archives. The project will build the Archives’ capacity to accession, stabilize, describe, and initially control archival records of enduring value, including born-digital news and events stories, course catalogs, and Board of Trustees’ meeting minutes. Leslie previously worked at the Smith College Archives, where she used Omeka to manage digital collections and create online exhibits, and at the Morgan Library and Museum with the Paris Review Archives, among other literary and historical manuscript collections.

Simon Wilson is currently Digital Archivist at the University of Hull based in the Hull History Centre and one of the AIMS partners has contributed to the AIMS born-digital archives blog. Details of the work in progress at Hull is available and will be updated on a regular basis.

Courtney Mumma is a digital archivist at the City of Vancouver Archives in British Columbia. A 2009 MAS and MLIS graduate of the University of British Columbia School of Library, Archival & Information Studies, she is responsible for managing the acquisition of the Archives of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. In tandem with this project, she is working with the Digital Archives Team to develop a digital archives program that includes Archivematica and ICA-AtoM. She is the current Vice President of the Archives Association of British Columbia (AABC) and a researcher with the InterPARES 3 and Digital Records Forensics projects at UBC.

Adrian Brown is Assistant Clerk of the Records at the Parliamentary Archives in London, where he is responsible for digital and analogue preservation, cataloguing and digitisation. Adrian began his career as a field archaeologist, after studying Medieval Literature at the University of Durham. In 1994, he moved to the English Heritage Centre for Archaeology in Portsmouth, where he was responsible for managing its archaeological archives and other information resources. In this role, he developed and implemented a digital archiving programme to enable the long-term preservation and re-use of the CfA’s extensive and diverse digital collections. Adrian moved to the Digital Preservation Department of the UK National Archives in 2002, and was appointed Head of Digital Preservation in 2005. In that role he was responsible for the long-term preservation of born-digital public records created by the UK government and courts, including the development of the PRONOM and DROID tools and a web archiving programme, and led the team which won the international Digital Preservation Award in 2007. He has lectured and published widely on all aspects of digital preservation.

Cindy McLellan, MAS MLIS, is Project Archivist at the City of Vancouver Archives. Currently she is working with a large A/V donation; the video components are being digitized using losslessffv1 video encoding with a Matroska container. She is part of the Digital Archives Team, which, as Courtney Mumma mentioned above, is developing a digital archives program that includes Archivematica and ICA-AtoM. While a graduate student at the School of Library, Archives and Information Studies at UBC she worked on the Digital Records Forensics Project and several case and general studies with the InterPARES Project, as well as holding positions with Olympic Broadcasting Services and UBC Rare Books and Special Collections. McLellan is Chair of the Association of Canadian Archivists Technology and Archives Special Interest Section (TaASIS).

Maxine Fisher is a Web Archivist and Librarian in the Queensland Memory Branch of the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane Australia. She has been archiving Queensland online publications and websites since 2005 and these are preserved in PANDORA - Australia's national web archive. PANDORA was established in 1996 by the National Library of Australia and is now built in collaboration with a number of participating Australian state libraries and cultural collecting organisations. In 2004 the PANDORA archive was added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Australian Register, and is a member archive of the International Internet Preservation Consortium.

Gwen Glazer is the social media coordinator and staff writer/editor at Cornell University Library (and she tweets @Cornell_Library). During the summer of 2010, she served as a Google Technology Policy fellow with the American Library Association's Office for Information Technology Policy, developing an OITP Perspectives paper about digitizing hidden collections in public libraries.

Dana Lamparello is Metadata & Digitization Librarian at the Illinois Institute of Technology's Paul V. Galvin Library in Chicago. She is responsible for administrating IIT’s institutional repository, as well as providing leadership on issues related to the development, description, and discovery of IIT library and archival digital assets.

Lauren Goodley is Archivist at the Texas General Land Office.  She recently attended the Library of Congress' Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Program (DPOE) first-ever workshop on teaching digital preservation.

Jennifer Waxman works as the Preservation Archivist at NYU in the main library. She coordinates preservation activities for three collecting repositories, which includes implementing policies, guidelines and procedures for preservation activities across the repositories. Most recently her focus is on issues in long term preservation and access of physical collections as well as workflows for sound preservation practices of electronic media and born digital content. She occasionally blogs at The Back Table, the NYU special collections collective blog (@thebacktablenyu).

Anne Graham is the Digital Collections Archivist in the Museums, Archives & Rare Books Dept. at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. She processes both analog and digital collections, working especially with converting analog video and sound recordings to digital formats. She's also interested in website archiving and open source solutions. Anne is currently working on a second master's degree in Information Systems at Kennesaw State.

Jessika Drmacich is the Digital Resources Archivist and Records Manager at the Williams College Libraries. She oversees digital collection building for the Archives, metadata for both the Archives and institutional respository, digital preservation,and electronic/analog records management at the college. Jessika is also working with a campus-wide committee to implement an enterprise content management system for active college records. Her research interests include, but are not limited to: digital preservation, digital forensics, digital humanities, the Open Access movement, and popular culture studies. In her "spare" time,  Jessika enjoys fashion design, pilates, and gluten-free/sugar-free baking.

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