Current Instruction Team
Dr. Nancy Y. McGovern (2003- ) Co-founder, Director and Lead Instructor, DPM Workshops
From 2012-2022, Nancy Y. McGovern was been responsible for digital preservation at MIT Libraries. She directes the Digital Preservation Management (DPM) workshop series, offered more than 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 R. Smith is the Founder and Lead for Digital Archives and Curation at Global Archivist LLC. She was Institute Archivist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Distinctive Collections until 2021 where she worked with MIT’s records creators and faculty, staff, and students to document the activities of the Institute. Previously, she was the Digital Archivist at MIT Libraries. She has worked with metadata, digital records, and archives in corporate, governmental, educational, and heritage organizations for over 20 years. She believes in the power of information and records as evidence and as important components that document our human experience. Smith earned her M.S.I. in Archives Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor’s 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.