Thorny Staples (January 2012 DPM Workshop)
Thorny Staples is the Director of Research and Scientific Data Management at Smithsonian Institution, Office of the CIO the Smithsonian Institution. Previously, he served as the Director of the Fedora Project and Community Strategy and Alliances for DuraSpace. He has also been involved with the development of information architecture for large, complex digital projects, including the Rossetti Archive and the Valley of the Shadow, and a consultant for digital library projects worldwide. He formerly served as the CIO of the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian and the Director of R&D at the University of Virginia Library.
Trisha Cruse (June 2010 DPM Workshop)
Trisha joined California Digital Library (CDL) as a the Program Manager for Government Information and Social Science Data initiatives in 2000 and became a Director of the Digital Preservation Program in 2003. She is the founding director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) and is responsible for all services within UC3. She works collaboratively with the ten UC campuses to develop sustainable strategies for the curation and preservation of digital content that supports the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University. Ms. Cruse has developed and oversees several of CDL's major initiatives, including the NDIIP-funded Web Archiving Service and the Digital Preservation Repository. Trisha serves on the HathiTrust Strategic Advisory Board. Her activities include specifying preservation services for the HathiTrust initiative and working with UC campus stakeholders to develop a set of digital curation micro-services supporting research data. Ms. Cruse is on the leadership team for the multi-institution, NSF-funded DataONE initiative, one of two $20 million DataNet awards.
Martha Anderson (October 2009 DPM Workshop)
Martha Anderson is Director of Program Management for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) at the Library of Congress. She also serves on the Steering Committee of the International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) - an international organisation of 37 national libraries and not-for-profit archives dedicated to collecting and archiving significant web content. Early in the NDIPP program, she was a member of the Preservation Architecture Working Group and managed the Archive Ingest and Handling Test (AIHT).
Previously, Martha served as Project Manager for the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress working with preservation architecture projects. During the first charter period, 2003-2006, of the IIPC, she chaired the Metrics and Testbed working group. During her tenure on the staff of the National Digital Library Program at the Library of Congress, Martha Anderson served in the roles of Manager of the Digital Conversion Group, Production Coordinator for American Memory historical web collections, Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for the multi-year paper scanning contract and as the National Digital Library Program Liaison to the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress.
Prior to joining the Library of Congress in 1996, Martha worked in electronic publishing as Editor and Project Manager for a variety of CD-ROM reference products including Time Almanac and the Patrologia Latina Database.
Richard Pearce-Moses (May 2009 DPM Workshop)
Richard Pearce-Moses has been a professional archivist for more than twenty years. Currently he is Director of Digital Government Information at the Arizona State Library and Archives. He works with the agency's Law and Research Library, History and Archives, and Records Management divisions to move from the world of paper documents to the world of digital information. Previously Pearce-Moses has worked as Documentary Collections Archivist and Automation Coordinator for the Heard Museum, as Curator of Photographs at the Arizona State University Libraries, and as a Local Records Management Consultant for the Texas State Library. He has a master of arts in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a master of science in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Pearce-Moses is President of the Society of American Archivists (2005-2006) and is a Fellow of the Society. In 2002, he won an NHPRC Archival Research Fellowship to write A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology (Society of American Archivists, 2005). He currently serves on the Research Fellows Advisory Board.
Anne R. Kenney (October 2008 DPM workshop)
2008 biography 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.
Daniel Greenstein (October 2006 DPM workshop)
2006 biography Prior to joining UC, Daniel Greenstein was Director of the Digital Library Federation in the US and founding director of two networked information services working on behalf of the UK's universities and colleges. He holds degrees from the Universities of Pennsylvania and Oxford and began his career as a senior lecturer in history at the University of Glasgow.
Fynnette Eaton (July 2006 DPM workshop)
2006 biography Fynnette Eaton joined the Electronic Records Archives Program in July 2002, after serving as the Director of the Technical Services Division at the Smithsonian Institution Archives for five years. She is currently developing a change management program for ERA to develop strategies to ensure the acceptance of ERA by staff when it becomes operational. Previous to this position she served as Chief of the Technical Services Branch at the Center for Electronic Records at the National Archives. Other NARA work experience has included positions in the Office of Presidential Libraries and Documentation Standards Staff. She has presented papers and is author of articles on the preservation of electronic records at NARA. She was selected as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in 1995 and received the IAC/IRM (Interagency Committee on Information Resources Management) Technology Excellence Award in 1996 for designing the Archival Preservation System at NARA. She has a B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Maryland at College Park and attended the NAGARA Advanced Institute for Government Archivists on Archival Administration in the Electronic Information Age, Pittsburgh (1992 & 1993) and the National Defense University, IRM College, Advanced Management Program (1997). She served as Facilitator for NHPRC-funded workshop "Working Together: A Workshop for Archivists, Records Management and Information Technologists in 1998 and 1999; was a member of the American Team of InterPARES 1; and contributed a chapter on electronic records for Museum Archives: An Introduction, published by SAA in 2004.
Eileen Fenton (May 2006 DPM workshop)
2006 biography Eileen Fenton is Executive Director of the Electronic-Archiving Initiative launched by JSTOR and incubated by Ithaka. She is leading the Initiative's effort to develop all of the organizational elements necessary to ensure the long-term preservation of and access to scholarly literature published in electronic form. Previously Eileen was Director of Production at JSTOR, and she has also worked at the Vanderbilt and Yale University libraries. Eileen has earned a Masters of Science in Information from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Arts in English Literature from the University of Kentucky.
MacKenzie Smith (October 2005 DPM workshop)
2006 biography MacKenzie Smith oversees the Libraries' use of technology and its digital library research program. She is currently acting as the project director at MIT for DSpace, MIT's collaboration with Hewlett-Packard Labs to develop an open source digital repository for scholarly research material in digital formats. She was formerly the Digital Library Program Manager in the Harvard University Library's Office for Information Systems where she managed the design and implementation of the Library Digital Initiative there, and she has also held positions in the library IT departments at Harvard and the University of Chicago. Her research interests are in applied technology for libraries and academia, and digital libraries and archives in particular.
Vicky Reich (July 2005 DPM workshop)
2006 biography Vicky Reich is Director and co-founder of the LOCKSS Program. Prior to the LOCKSS Program, she was, for eight years, the Assistant Director of HighWire Press. Vicky works to facilitate the industry's transition from print to online publishing models. She has over 20 years of extensive library experience in both public and technical services and has held positions at the: Upjohn Company; University of Michigan; Library of Congress; National Agricultural Library; and Stanford University. She earned her MLS from the University of Michigan.
Robin L. Dale (May 2005 DPM workshop)
2006 biography Robin L. Dale leads some of RLG's key programmatic activities related to the long-term management of digital resources and is responsible for managing collaborative activities ranging from international working groups to large, cooperative grants. Her current work focuses on trusted digital repositories, preservation & technical metadata, and digital repository certification. She is a regular speaker on digital preservation initiatives and is active in digital preservation standards and best practice building activities, including the development of the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) international standard and various preservation metadata best practices. Robin currently serves as the co-chair of the task force creating the NISO Z39.87 Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images standard and is the RLG liaison to the OCLC-RLG PREMIS (Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies) working group.
Priscilla Caplan (November 2004 DPM workshop)
2006 biography Priscilla Caplan was previously Assistant Director for Library Systems at the University of Chicago, and before that worked in library systems at Harvard University. She co-chairs the OCLC/RLG Working Group on Preservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies (PREMIS). She has published on digital preservation, reference linking, metadata, and standards for digital libraries, and is the author of Metadata Fundamentals for All Librarians (ALA Editions, 2003).
Carl Fleischhauer (July 2004 DPM workshop)
2006 biography Carl Fleischhauer holds a BA degree from Kenyon College and an MFA from Ohio University. His work experience includes film and video production at West Virginia University (1969-1976); folklife field research, publications, and exhibitions at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress (1976-1990); coordination of the Library's American Memory program for online access to historical collections (1990-1998); and continuing service to collection- digitizing and digital preservation efforts at the Library of Congress in the Office of Strategic Initiatives (1998-present). Fleischhauer's publications include long playing records and audio compact discs of folk-music field recordings, a laser videodisc about a cattle ranch in Nevada, and books on the FSA-OWI photographic project and bluegrass music.
Kevin Ashley (May 2004 DPM workshop)
2006 biography Kevin Ashley is head of the Digital Archives Department at the University of London Computer Centre, which operates information and computing services for the UK and European research, education and public sectors. For the past 10 years his group's work has primarily involved the preservation of large-scale digital resources. He is a board member of the Digital Preservation Coalition, a member of the Advisory Council for ERPANET, and that of the UK Archives Hub. He speaks frequently on matters related to digital preservation and access and management of digital content, and has also been a contributor to training provided by the Archive Skills Consultancy and the DPC. His career has previously involved pattern recognition in medical image analysis, network protocol development, standards development, numerical software tools and bar-tending; he has contributed open-source software via organisations such as DECUS for over 20 years.
Howard Besser (October 2003 DPM workshop)
2006 biography Howard Besser is a leading authority on image databases. He is the most highly published author on this subject in professional journals, is a frequent speaker to both professional and commercial conferences, and regularly conducts workshops on image databases at the meetings of a number of different professional organizations. His four main interest areas are Image and Multimedia Databases (particularly in cultural institutions), the social and cultural effects of information technology, digital library issues (particularly around standards, longevity, and intellectual property), and the development of new ways to teach with technology (including web-based instruction and distance learning).
Margaret Hedstrom (August 2003 DPM workshop)
2006 biography Margaret Hedstrom teaches in the areas of archives, electronic records management, and digital preservation. Her current research investigates incentives for producers to create "archive-ready" data. She was project director for the CAMiLEON Project, an international research project that investigated the feasibility of emulation as a digital preservation strategy. Her research interests include digital preservation strategies, the impact of electronic communications on organizational memory and documentation, and remote access to archival materials. She is a member the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board to the Library of Congress, and the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, U.S. Department of State, and she served on the ACLS Commission on Cyber-Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1995, she was Chief of State Records Advisory Services and Director of the Center for Electronic Records at the New York State Archives and Records Administration for ten years. She earned M.A. degrees in Library Science and History, and a PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hedstrom is a fellow of the Society of American Archivists and recipient of a Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award from the University of Michigan for her work with archives and cultural heritage preservation in South Africa.