Preserving and Archiving Electronically Generated Materials 11/19/2013
A Joint Project of the Leon Levy Foundation and the
Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.)
Sponsored by the Leon Levy Foundation
Presenter and Moderator Biographies
Jefferson Bailey is Strategic Initiatives Manager at Metropolitan New York Library Council and co-chair of the Innovation Working Group of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance. He was formerly a Fellow in Digital Preservation at Library of Congress and has worked on digital projects at Brooklyn Public Library and Frick Art Reference Library and in the archives of NARA, NASA, and Atlantic Records.
Mitchell Brodsky currently works as the Digital Archives Project Manager at the New York Philharmonic. For over three years, he has been coordinating and managing the digitization and online presentation of the NYP Digital Archives which makes 1.3 million pages of marked music scores, programs, business records, images, press clippings, and more freely available online at http://archives.nyphil.org. A leader in the digital archives community, Mitch has led several sold-out project management workshops for archivists and is a former Executive Board member of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York. Prior to his work at the Philharmonic, he was the Digital Archivist at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, where he led a mass digitization project. Mitch received his MLIS from Rutgers University, prior to which he received an MM from Mannes College, The New School for Music. While at Rutgers, he worked in the Scholarly Communications Center, helping to develop the New Jersey Digital Highway’s EZ-Start program intended to encourage local cultural memory institutions to participate in NJDH, New Jersey’s statewide digital repository.
Brian Cross is the Director of Digtal Assets for Conde Nast. Since 2007, he has launched and managed the company's Digital Asset Management systems. He is responsible for overseeing the content conversions workflow, DAM application development and syndication of digital content. His work most notably includes the large scale digitization and productization of the company's archives, this includes publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and WWD. Since 2009, he has also been involved in a number of mobile and tablet content initiatives. Prior to joining Conde Nast, Brian worked at ARTstor as a Digital Archivist on the Mellon International Dunhuang Archive (MIDA). He has an MLIS from Pratt Institue and BA from SUNY New Paltz.
Dr. Miguel Ferreira, Ph.D.
Dr. Miguel Ferreira, Ph.D. in computer science, more precisely in digital preservation, won the first Digital Preservation Challenge promoted by the DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE) and is currently CTO and co-founder of KEEP SOLUTIONS. Miguel is presently co-ordinating several R&D projects in the field of digital preservation, digital repositories and federated services.
Ben Fino-Radin is a New York based media archaeologist and conservator of born digital works of contemporary art. At MoMA he manages the Digital Repository for Museum Collections, and contributes to overal strategy and conservation treatment of born-digital artworks and design objects. Formerly, at Rhizome at the New Museum, he led the preservation and curation of the ArtBase, one of the oldest and most comprehensive collections of born digital works of art.
David Kay, MLS
David Kay, MLS is Founder of NYDAWG [NY Digital Archivists Working Group]. He was Digital Asset Manager for Viacom's Nickelodeon Creative Resources department and previously was Digital Archivist for Little Airplane Productions, creators of “The Wonder Pets!”. He founded [NYDAWG] in January 2010 as a centralized listserv and network for discussion about our Digital Era. He is member of the Archivists Roundtable of New York (ART) and Society of American Archivists (SAA). He was appointed to the Digital Archives Specialist Task Force, and helped create the DAS certificate curriculum. He is currently a member of the SAA Education Committee.
Anne R. Kenney
Chief Academic and Administrative Officer, Cornell University Library
Keynote/Morning: "Demystifying Born-Digital: Concepts, Trends, Challenges"
Anne R. Kenney was appointed the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University in 2008. Active in the archival and preservation communities, Kenney is known internationally for her pioneering work in developing standards for digitizing library materials research into digital preservation issues. She is also a fellow and past president of the Society of American Archivists, serves on the Social Science Research Council's Committee on Libraries and Archives of Cuba, and is on ARL's Board of Directors. An author of three award-winning books and over 50 scholarly articles and reports, Kenney came to Cornell University Library in 1987, and previously served as interim University Librarian, Associate University Librarian for Instruction, Research, and Information services, and Associate Director for the Department of Preservation and Conservation. She received her bachelor's degree from Duke University, a master's degree in history from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a master's degree in library science from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Jonathan Markow helps develop and implement strategic initiatives for DuraSpace, with special attention to supporting collaboration within and among DuraSpace open source communities, establishing effective governance, forming alignments with complementary organizations, introducing new services and technologies, and ensuring long-term sustainability. Jonathan also leads the DuraSpace Registered Service Provider and Corporate Sponsorship programs.
Alice Merchant refined her digital imaging skills while receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Professional Photographic Illustration at Rochester Institute of Technology. In the 15 years since RIT, Alice and her teams have been building, implementing, and maintaining Digital Asset Management systems. Alice is currently the Co-Founder & COO of Asset Atelier, a Digital Asset Management consultancy, and a student in Columbia University's Information & Knowledge Strategy program.
Courtney Mumma manages Archivematica system requirements, product design, training, and community dialogue. A graduate of the University of British Columbia’s MAS and MLIS programs (2009), she is a co-investigator on the International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES Trust) project, a participant in the Distributed Digital Preservation frameworks group, and a member of the Development Advisory Group on the BitCurator Project. Courtney frequently teaches and gives presentations about digital preservation strategies.
Katie O'Connell is User Services Associate at ARTstor and formerly Project Archivist for Electronic Records at Brooklyn Museum, where from November 2011-April 2013, the Brooklyn Museum Archives conducted an NHPRC-funded grant project to research and test a born-digital archival program.
Ed Pinsent is an archivist and records manager with many years' experience in digital and web preservation. He has previously worked for The National Archives (UK) and the Church of England. Ed has worked on dataset preservation and archiving websites for the UK Web Archive Consortium. Ed also contributed to the JISC Preservation of Web Resources (JISC-PoWR) Handbook, and managed the AIDA (Assessing Institutional Digital Assets) project. He is familiar with metadata and archive management standards including ISAD(G) and OAIS. Ed also teaches the award-winning Digital Preservation Training Program and has organised dissemination events.
Dan Ryan is the curator of executable content for the Olive Archive, a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Illinois, Reed Elsevier, and Ithaka S+R. The Olive Archive is funded by the Sloan Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
Professor of Library and Information Science, The Palmer School of Library and Information Science, LIU Post Campus of Long Island University
Keynote/Afternoon: "Records Management: The Life Cycle of Born-Digital Documents/Best Practices"
William Saffady is an information management consultant based in New York City. Dr. Saffady is the author of over three dozen books and many articles on information management topics, including records management, electronic recordkeeping, and digital document management. His latest book, Email Retention and Archiving: Issues and Compliance for Guidance and Discovery, was published in 2013 by ARMA International (the Association of Records Managers and Administrators). He is currently completing a book on legal requirements for electronic recordkeeping in Western European countries. It will be published by ARMA International in early 2014.
Sibyl Schaefer is the Head of Digital Programs at the Rockefeller Archive Center where she oversees the adoption of tools and technologies to assist in the care of archival materials. One of her primary tasks is to increase the technological proficiency of archivists throughout the institution in order to fully integrate digital and traditional archival practices, including the development of supporting policies, forensic workflows, and training initiatives.
Kam Woods is a Research Associate in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently works with Dr. Cal Lee developing techniques and tools to assist in long-term archiving and educational support for digital forensics datasets. His research interests include the development of software to support access, migration, and accurate rendition of legacy digital materials. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Indiana University and a B.A. with a special major in Computer Science from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.