DPM Workshop Instruction Team

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.

Brad Westbrook (2009-) Guest Instructor

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.

Past Keynote Speakers

Past Instructors