Current Instruction Team
Dr. Nancy Y. McGovern (2003- ) Co-founder, Director and Lead Instructor, DPM Workshops
Since 2012, Nancy Y. McGovern has been responsible for digital preservation at MIT Libraries. She directs the Digital Preservation Management (DPM) workshop series, offered fifty times 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 Digital Records Expert Group of the International Council on Archives (ICA). In 2015, she was elected Vice President/President-elect of SAA. She completed her PhD on digital preservation at UCL in 2009.
Kari R. Smith (2008- ) Senior Instructor and Project Manager, DPM Workshops
Kari Smith is Digital Archivist at the MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections. Prior to joining MIT Libraries in late 2011, she was Head of the Visual Resource Collections and Media Services at the University of Michigan Department of the History of Art for five years. Kari led the VRC through its transition from a predominantly slide library and image archives to a collection of digital image resources. She was responsible for managing this program in addition to addressing the daily operational needs of the department faculty as well as external users of the photographic distribution project and archival image materials. She engages with colleagues around the Institute and at peer institutions as well as through professional associations. Kari's research interests include intellectual and long-term access to cultural material especially through interoperable metadata of digital objects. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists, the founder of the NEA Roundtable on Digital Archives, and is a program committee member for both the SAA Research Forum and for the IS&T Archiving conference. Kari earned her B.A. in International Relations from George Mason University and her M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information.
Courtney Mumma - guest instructor
Courtney Mumma is the Deputy Director of the Texas Digital Library, responsible for Digital Preservation Services and the Texas Data Repository (TDR) including its distributed Dataverse for the state. Courtney manages the Chronopolis node 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 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.