Past DPM Workshop Instruction Team

DPM Workshop @ MIT 2012 -  

Brad Westbrook (2009-2017) Topic specialist: Technology issues

Bradley Westbrook is the Program Manager for ArchivesSpace, a next-generation integration of the archive information management systems Archon and Archivists' Toolkit.  As Program Manager, Mr. Westbrook is the liaison between the ArchivesSpace developer and user communities and assists in shaping a strategic vision for the ArchivesSpace program. He works closely with the advisory groups and the wider archives community to identify near-term and long-term user needs. He also leads the day-to-day support, outreach, training and membership activities of the community in support of ArchivesSpace members. Prior to joining ArchivesSpace, Mr. Westbrook was the Archivists’ Toolkit project manager and lead designer and the head of the Metadata Analysis and Specification Unit in the University of California, San Diego Library. He previously served as lead designer for the Mellon-sponsored Union Catalog of Art Images project, as the Manuscripts Librarian and University Archivist at the University of California San Diego, and as the exhibits curator at Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscripts Library. He has an MLS from UCLA and an MA in English from SUNY-Albany. During his career, Mr. Westbrook has been an active member of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL. In 2011, he was conferred a Fellow of SAA and a UC Distinguished Librarian. In 2009, he was awarded the Archival Award of Excellence by the California Historical Records Advisory Board.  As an SAA member, he served as a chair and member of both the Technical Subcommittee for Descriptive Standards and the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award.

DPM Workshop @ ICPSR 2008 - 2011

Robin Dale (2011- ) Topical Specialist

Robin Dale is the director of Digital Services for LYRASIS. In that position, she develops LYRASIS' organizational strategy for digital programs, identifies and implements digital services initiatives, and creates alliances and partnerships with key organizations in the digital arena. Previously, she was the associate university librarian for Collections and Library Information Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she coordinated UCSC's participation in mass digitization projects, as well as worked with her staff to formulate the digitization and digital collection development of local, unique collections such as the Grateful Dead Archive. Prior to UCSC, she was a long-time program manager at RLG, managing collaborative programmatic activities related to digital preservation and digitization and served as the project director of the CRL Auditing and Certification of Digital Archives project. Since 1997, her work has focused on standards and best practice-building activities related to digital preservation, digitization, preservation metadata and data curation, in addition to serving as a associate editor of RLG DigiNews. She co-chaired the RLG-NARA task force which produced the 2007 report, Trusted Repositories, Audit and Certification: Criteria & Checklist (TRAC).

Dr. Myron P. Gutmann (2009) - Topic specialist: Resources

Myron P. Gutmann joined the National Science Foundation as Assistant Director of the Social, Behavioral and Economics Directorate in November 2009. Formerly Director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Dr. Gutmann has a broad range of interests in interdisciplinary historical population studies, especially relating population to agricultural, the environment, and health. He also studies ways that digital materials can be properly preserved and shared, and how the confidentiality of research subjects can be protected when data about them is made available for secondary use. He is an expert on historical demography and the social, demographic and economic history of Europe and the Americas.

Joanne Kaczmarek (October 2008) - Train-the-Trainer intern

2008 bio: Joanne Kaczmarek is the Archivist for Electronic Records at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She participates in several internal and external initiatives aimed at managing information resources. Prior to her current position Joanne was the project coordinator for UIUC on the Mellon-funded OAI-PMH Cultural Heritage Repository project.

Melissa Levine (2010) - Topic specialist: Legal issues

In her post as Lead Copyright Officer for the University of Michigan Libraries, Melissa Levine provides expert guidance on all aspects of copyright policy and practice helping members of the University of Michigan campus community to understand and apply fair use and other aspects of copyright. Previously, at the Smithsonian Institution, Melissa handled licensing and contract negotiations for publishing, product development, electronic rights, audiovisual media, exhibitions, and festivals (1990-96). At the Library of Congress, Melissa served as Assistant General Counsel and Legal Advisor to the National Digital Library Project, where she was counsel to a $60 million program focused on digital preservation and Internet access to American history primary materials (1996-2001).

Aprille McKay (2008) - Topic specialist: Legal issues

2008 bio: Aprille Cooke McKay is the Project Manager for the Digital Preservation Workshop program and serves as a workshop instructor, primarily for Legal Issues for Digital Preservation. Previously, she was the Project Manager for the Mellon-funded project, "Developing Standardized Metrics in College and University Archives and Special Collections," based at the UM's School of Information, working with Ax-SNET investigators Elizabeth Yakel, Helen Tibbo and Wendy Duff. She has worked at the Bentley Historical Library, specializing in legal collections, and has also practiced law in the Chicago area. She holds an MSI with a specialization in Archives and Records Management from the UM School of Information, a JD from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from the University of Virginia. She is a member of SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group, Website Working Group and the Standards Committee.

Courtney Mumma  guest instructor 

Courtney is an archivist and a librarian responsible for managing Artefactual Systems' open source digital preservation, Archivematica. She collaborates with her team on system requirements and product design as well as provides training and community dialogue. She is a 2009 graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Master of Archival Studies and Master of Library and Information Studies programs. Prior to joining Artefactual, Courtney worked at Vancouver's municipal archives implementing their digital archives system while managing the acquisition of the hybrid digital-analog 2010 Winter Olympic Games archives. She has been a researcher and co-investigator on the International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES 3 Project), the UBC-SLAIS Digital Records Forensics Project, and the ongoing InterPARES Trust research looking into cloud-based preservation services. She has contributed to the Distributed Digital Preservation working group, the 4C (Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation) Project, and is a member of both the Professional Experts Panel and the Development Advisory Group on the BitCurator Project. Courtney has been published in Archivaria and has delivered dozens of presentations on the practical application of digital preservation strategies in academic, library, archives and museum contexts. She also has a lovely black cat named Memphis who is featured prominently in all demonstrations and workshops.

Lance Stuchell (2009-2010) - Topic specialist: Disaster planning, ICPSR Case Study

2010 bio: Lance earned his B.A. in History from Northwestern University and received his M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan's School of Information. Lance's current duties as the Digital Preservation Projects Coordinator at ICPSR include coordinating logistical details and content reviews for the DPM Workshops, and assisting Nancy McGovern in guiding policy and practice development at ICPSR. Lance's professional interests focus on emerging digital preservation best practice and standards, collection development and appraisal in the digital archive, and disaster planning for digital assets.

Digital Preservation in Action Presenters

Cynthia A. Ghering (2010) - Michigan State University Case Study

Cynthia Ghering is the Director of Michigan State University's Archives and Historical Collections, which maintains responsibility for the preservation and access to the University's historical and business records and over 1,000 non-university historical collections. Cynthia is the chair of a cross-institutional team investigating the university's digital curation practices and is co-chair of the University Collections Committee. Prior to assuming her present role at MSU, Cynthia spent nearly a decade with the Ohio Historical Society where she started as the Collection Access Coordinator, becoming Head of the Manuscripts and Audiovisuals Department and later the Assistant Director of the Curatorial and Collections Services Department. Cynthia received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University in 1991 and Master of Science in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan in 1999.

Anne Karle-Zenith (2009) - HathiTrust Case Study

2009 bio: Anne is currently managing a project at the University of Michigan Library to build a copyright review management system, funded by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. During her first 3 years at UM, she served as assistant to the Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology and Technical Services, as well as project coordinator for the UM/Google partnership to digitize the Library's collections. Prior to coming to University of Michigan, she served as Metadata & Cataloging Librarian at the Michigan State University Libraries. She graduated in 2003 from the University of Michigan School of Information with a specialization in Library Services. Before becoming a librarian she lived for many years in New York City, where she worked in the music industry, licensing music as well as other copyrighted works for use in advertising, film, television and other media.

Myung-Ja Han (2010) - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Case Study

Myung-Ja ("MJ") Han is Metadata Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her responsibilities include preparing metadata for digitization projects, creating application profiles for digital collections, and developing best practices for metadata creation. Her research interests are semantics and syntaxes of metadata schemes and the relationships between item and collection descriptions. Her recent papers on these issues are published in Journal of Library Metadata and Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications.

Bill Ingram (2010) - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Case Study

Bill Ingram is a Visiting Research Programmer for the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where he provides programming support for several of the library's grant-funded research projects. Recent projects include the NDIIPP-funded Hub and Spoke Tool Suite, the IMLS Digital Content Gateway, and a Mellon-funded experiment using OAI-ORE Resource Maps to support scholarly annotation of digitized books. He currently serves as one of the lead developers for the Bibapp project, as well as the backup service manager for IDEALS, the university's institutional repository system. Ingram holds an MS from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at UIUC.

Lisa Schmidt (2010) - Michigan State University Case Study

Lisa Schmidt is Electronic Records Archivist at the Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections. In October 2007, Lisa began working for MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online, a digital humanities research center at Michigan State. Her work at MATRIX included an NHPRC-funded project to assess and improve the preservation practices for the H-Net academic e-mail lists. In a joint appointment with the MSU Archives as digital preservation analyst, she engaged in a project exploring digital curation practices at the university. She is also involved with such projects as managing the development of the NHPRC-funded "Spartan Archive" preservation environment for electronic institutional records and creating appraisal, transfer, and storage plans for the university's digital content of enduring value. Lisa received an MS in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in August 2007.

Jeremy York (2009) - HathiTrust Case Study

Jeremy York is a project librarian for HathiTrust Digital Library. He graduated from Emory University in 2001 with a B. A. in History and received a Master of Information Science from the University of Michigan in 2008. He has more than ten years experience in libraries, working in areas of course reserves, archives and special collections, and information technology.

Cornell Workshop 2003-2007

Anne R. Kenney (Project Co-developer 2003 - 2007; keynote speaker October 2008; Advisory Board 2008-2010)

2008 bio: Anne R. Kenney is Associate University Librarian for Instruction, Research, and Information Services (IRIS) in Cornell University Library. For over fifteen 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). Anne is a fellow and past president of the Society of American Archivists, and 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. Anne currently serves on the Joint Committee on Cuban Libraries and Archives.

Ellie Buckley (2003 - 2006) - DPM Project Manager

2006 bio: Ellie Buckley is a digital research specialist for Research and Assessment Services at Cornell University Library. Her current focus is digital preservation and information science. She comes from a medical science background and has experience with developing evidence-based health care initiatives on the Web and telemedicine research projects.

Greg Budney (October 2006) - DPM Workshop AV field trip

Greg Budney is a curator at Cornell's Lab of Ornithology.

Jon Corson-Rikert (August 2003) - topic: geospatial content

Undated bio: Jonathan Corson-Rikert has been a programmer and project leader in Information Technology Services at Cornell's Albert R. Mann Library since 2001, working on projects including the VIVO virtual life sciences library, CUGIR (the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository), and e-Clips, Cornell's collection of digital video clips on entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Mann Library, he worked as research administrator for the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell, programmed geographic software at the Harvard Lab for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis, and developed early digital cartography applications at the Dane County Regional Planning Commission in Wisconsin.

Marc Dantzker (2004 - 2006) - DPM Workshop field trip

2006 bio: Marc S. Dantzker is Curator of the Visual Media Collections for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library. Marc joined the Macaulay Library in 2000 to lead the development of an animal-behavior video archive as an integrated sister collection to the world's largest natural sound library. Marc is also Project Lead for the Macaulay Library's Digital Asset Management Solution encompassing the development of both hardware and software systems for the storage, annotation, and distribution of the Macaulay Library's audio and video assets. This solution will federate the Library's assets with the NSDL and other online partners. Marc's formal training is in Animal Behavior with a concentration on the evolution of courtship behaviors in frogs and birds. He has brought that experience to bear on the development of a new metadata schema for the Library's biological information that is now serving as a building block for a the development of a consensus ontology for the Animal Behavior research community.

Richard Entlich (2003 - 2006) - topics: media, formats, tools, obsolencence

2006 bio: Richard Entlich has over ten years' experience in library- sponsored digital imaging, electronic publishing, and digital preservation initiatives. His work includes project management and technical support of the Chemistry Online Retrieval Experiment (CORE), one of the first large-scale efforts in networked distribution of digitized scholarly journals. He also contributed to the digital imaging components of the Core Historical Literature of Agriculture project, Making of America I, and TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library).

Robert Grotke (2004 - 2006) - DPM Workshop field trip

2006 bio: Robert Grotke is the Supervising Engineer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library, the worlds largest collection of natural sound recordings. For over 30 years Bob has been deeply involved in professional audio with extensive experience in music recording, mixing, disk mastering, tape restoration, archival processes, equipment repair/calibration and studio design. He has been with the Library since 1988 and is responsible for the architecture and implementation of the audio digitization process. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Association of Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC).

William Hatch (October 2006) - DPM Workshop field trip

2009 bio: Managed the development team for the Macaulay Library at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where he developed the online digital asset management system for the world's largest collection of audio and video recordings of wildlife behavior (mostly birds).

Diane Hillman (May 2005) - topic: preservation metadata

2007 bio: Diane Hillmann is currently Research Librarian at Cornell University Library, working primarily on the NSF-funded NSDL Registry. She was formerly Project Manager and Director of Library Services and Operations for the National Science Digital Library Project at Cornell University. She has worked in libraries and digital libraries for over 35 years, the last 30 at Cornell University Library in various capacities, including Authorities Librarian and manager of the library's MARC database. She is a past member of MARBI (the American Library Association's Committee on Machine Readable Bibliographic Information) and is currently the editor of "Using Dublin Core" (the official usage guidelines for Dublin Core) and a member of the Usage and Advisory Boards of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. She recently edited (with Elaine Westbrooks) "Metadata in Practice," published by ALA Editions (2004).

Peter B. Hirtle (2003 - 2006) - topics: legal issues, preservation metadata

2006 bio: Peter B. Hirtle is the Technology Strategist for the Library's Instruction, Research, and Information Services Division. He also serves as the Library's Intellectual Property Officer and as the bibliographer for United States and General History. Previously, Hirtle served as Director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections where he explored the use of emerging technologies to expand access to cultural and scientific sources through the development and management of distinctive digital collections. He is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and a past president.

William Kehoe (2003 - 2004) - topic: OAIS

2005 bio: William Kehoe is a Programmer/Analyst Specialist in the Cornell University Library system. After contributing to several of Cornell's digital libraries, including the USDA Economics & Statistics System and the Cornell Geospatial Information Repository, he became involved with digital preservation research in 1998, working on a CLIR-funded project on file format migration. Recently he has participated as an instructor in Cornell's Digital Preservation Management Workshops, and on the technical team for a multi-institution Political Communication Web Archiving project. He is currently the EATMOT project manager for the Cornell Library team building a federated archive of mathematical journals in collaboration with the Göttingen SUB.

Marty Kurth (2004) - preservation metadata

2005 bio: Marty Kurth leads a department that provides metadata consulting, design, development, production, and conversion services to Cornell University's faculty, staff, and community partners. Marty holds MAs in English and library science. He has managed cataloging and metadata units in academic libraries for the past seventeen years. Marty's current research emphasis is in managing metadata operations to support digital library collections.

Dawn Lawson (October 2003) - repository models

2004 bio: Dawn Lawson was product manager for the OCLC Digital Archive in 2002- 2003, prior to which she was product manager for electronic versions of the Dewey Decimal Classification system at OCLC. She now works at the New York University Division of Libraries as East Asian Studies librarian. Dawn holds a MA in Japanese literature from Harvard University and an MLS from the Palmer School of Long Island University.

Jaime Martindale (August 2003) - geospatial content

2003 bio: Jaime Martindale is the project manager for the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (CUGIR) and is chiefly responsible for the public service aspects of the project. She coordinates instruction sessions and provides reference and consulting services (both in person and virtual) for GIS and spatial data at Mann Library. Jaime has presented her work with CUGIR at the ESRI International User Conference, San Diego, 2002 and the Northeast ArcUser Conference, New Hampshire 2002.

Oya Y. Rieger (2003 - 2006) - topic: digital images production

2006 bio: Oya Rieger is the Associate Director of the Digital Library and Information Technologies division at the Cornell University Library. She manages the Library's Digital Media Group and coordinates the Digital Consulting and Production Services. She has a diverse background in digital libraries, including conducting research on imaging and digital preservation, managing the creation and maintenance of digital collections, implementing content management systems, providing reference services, planning entrepreneurial library initiatives, and conducting usability studies. She has a B.S. in Economics, an M.P.A., and an M.S. in Information Systems.

Marcy E. Rosenkrantz (August 2003) - topic: technology infrastructure

2004 bio: Marcy E. Rosenkrantz is Director of Library Systems in the Library's division of Digital Library and Information Technologies. She is a coprincipal investigator of Ensuring Access to Mathematics Over Time, a NSF grant to develop an electronic archive for serial literature in mathematics. Prior to coming to the Library at Cornell she was Associate Director for Supercomputing Technologies at the Cornell Theory Center, and later was Associate Director of the Information Assurance and Intelligent Information Systems Institutes in CU's Computer Science Department. She has a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry and has published articles in that field. She is a real rocket scientist [ :-) ] and has performed research on novel rocket propellants for the US Air Force.

David Ruddy (October 2003) - topic: preservation metadata

undated bio: David Ruddy has been with the Cornell University Library since 1998, where he is now Head of Systems Development and Production at the Center for Innovative Publishing (CIP). He joined the staff of Project Euclid at its inception in 2000 and has been closely involved with developing the technical infrastructure that supports this library-based electronic publishing initiative. He currently directs the development and extension of that system (DPubS) and manages the production environment for CIP e-publishing efforts. He has worked with SGML and XML applications and systems for many years, both in the area of humanities text computing and metadata services. He holds an M.A., M.S., and Ph.D., all from the University of Michigan.

Elaine L. Westbrooks (August 2003, July 2005) - topic: geospatial content, preservation metadata

2008 bio: Elaine L. Westbrooks is Head of Metadata Services at Cornell University Libraries. In this capacity, she is responsible for analyzing developments concerning standards and best practices for enhancing access to Cornell's information resources. She leads a team of metadata experts responsible for providing consultation, design, and development services for the support of collections at Cornell and beyond. Westbrooks has presented her research at Dublin Core, LITA, and the DLF Forum. She co-edited Metadata in Practice: Building the Diverse Digital Library with Diane Hillmann in 2004 and is currently working on Metadata Fundamentals for all Librarians with Robert H. W. Wolfe.

Past Keynote Speakers

Current Instruction Team