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DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: FUNDAMENTALS OF CREATING AND MANAGING DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

August 19-20, 2019
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Greg Colati, AUL, Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation, University of Connecticut

Greg Colati is the Assistant University Librarian for Archives, Special Collections and Digital Curation at the University of Connecticut where he directs their archival programs and the Connecticut Digital Archive, a statewide preservation-oriented digital repository program for libraries, archives, museums and memory institutions. Greg has more than 20 years experience in archives and cultural heritage institutions. He has taught courses in archives management/digital repositories at Simmons College GSLIS, the University of Denver and for the Society of American Archivists.

 


 

 


Jessica Branco Colati, Director of the Archives Track and Lecturer, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Boston

Jess is an archivist and librarian with nearly two decades’ experience working in and with academic libraries, archives, museums, and non-profit organizations curating both physical and digital collections. Prior to joining UMASS Boston, she served as a Solutions Architect and Subject Matter Expert for Iron Mountain Library Services; Assistant Director for Curation, Preservation, and Archives and University Archivist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute; and directed preservation services at NEDCC. She’s developed and led consortial digital repository services in both the Washington, D.C., and the Colorado-Wyoming regions; and worked as a digital projects archivist at both Archives Center, American History Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and Digital Collections and Archives at Tufts University. 

Jess holds a B.A. in history and a Master's in library and information science, with a concentration in archives administration. Over the years, she’s taught graduate courses and professional development seminars on curating cultural heritage collections, managing digital repositories, and developing metadata architectures. She’s also published and presented at international, national and regional conferences on these topics.

 

 

 

 


Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy, New York Public Library

Greg Cram is the Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at The New York Public Library. Greg endeavors to make the Library’s collections broadly available to researchers and the public. He is responsible for developing and implementing policies and practices around the use of the Library’s collections, both online and in the Library’s physical spaces. Greg has helped steer projects through a maze of complex intellectual property issues, including the release of more than 180,000 high-resolution images of public domain collection items. Greg has represented the Library in advocating for better copyright policy and has testified before Congress and the United States Copyright Office.
 
Before joining the Library in 2011, Greg served as the copyright clearance consultant to Leadership Team Development, a business support company that organizes thousands of meetings, seminars and conferences. He also worked as a licensing associate at Sanctuary Records, a large independent record label. He is a graduate of Boston University and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in New York and Massachusetts.

  

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Terrance D'Ambrosio, Director of Imaging Services, NEDCC

Terrance D’Ambrosio has worked in the field of digital imaging and visual resources since 2007. Terrance confers with NEDCC’s clients to evaluate their collections and develop digital imaging proposals and specifications, and works closely with the Center’s paper and book conservation laboratories on projects that require both conservation treatment and digital imaging. He sets standards for quality control and workflow in NEDCC’s Digital Imaging department, and maintains best practices for digital capture and preservation. He is a graduate of Vassar College with a degree in Art History, and previously managed the Digital Imaging Unit of the New York Public Library.

 

 

 


Katherine Fisher, Digital Preservation & Social Change Collection Archivist, Special Collections & Archives, Georgia State University Library

Katherine is the Digital Preservation Archivist for Georgia State University’s Special Collections and Archives department, where she establishes local policies and procedures for born-digital materials and works closely with the GSU Library’s digitization team and Digital Curation Committee on long-term preservation of all digital assets. Prior to joining Georgia State University, she worked as a digital projects coordinator for the University of Hawaiʻi Press. Katherine holds an MLIS from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a PhD in English from the University of Michigan.
 

 

 

Courtney Mumma, Deputy Director, Texas Digital Library

Courtney Mumma is the Deputy Director of the Texas Digital Library. She manages the Texas Data Repository, Digital Preservation Network (DPN) and Chronopolis nodes 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 MIT 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.  

 

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Bryce Roe, Director of Audio Preservation, NEDCC

As Director of NEDCC’s expanding Audio Preservation department, Bryce Roe confers with NEDCC’s clients to evaluate their collections and develop audio preservation proposals using traditional technologies for magnetic and digital tape media, and either traditional or optical-scanning methods for grooved media.  She earned an MLIS in Archives Management from Simmons College, and a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Ethnomusicology from Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH. 

Bryce has presented on audiovisual topics at conferences including the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and the Digital Public Library of America’s DPLA Fest.  Bryce is a member of the Society of American Archivists Audio Visual Archives Roundtable, the New England Archivists Moving Image and Recorded Sound Roundtable, and was the founder of the AMIA Student Chapter at Simmons College.

 

 

 


Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate, University of Wisconsin

Dorothea Salo is a Distinguished Faculty Associate in the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she teaches a broad variety of courses on the undergraduate and master's level. She built and runs the "Recover Analog and Digital Data" (RADD) apparatus at the iSchool, as well as its IMLS-funded sibling kits PRAVDA (for audio and video digitization) and PROUD (for digital-data rescue). She has written and presented internationally on privacy, scholarly publishing, copyright, institutional repositories, linked data, and data curation. She holds an MA in Library and Information Studies and another in Spanish from UW-Madison.

 

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Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation, NEDCC

Ann Marie Willer has worked as a professional in the field of library preservation since 2002. She has expertise in preservation program management, digitization workflows and best practices, the preservation of paper-based and audio-visual materials, and disaster preparedness and response. She previously served as Preservation Librarian for the MIT Libraries and the University of North Texas Libraries and has paraprofessional experience in special collections, exhibits, cataloging, and general collections conservation. Ann Marie is a member of the American Library Association's Preservation and Reformatting Section and has presented at national and regional conferences on a wide range of topics including diversity and inclusion in libraries and archives, emergency preparedness, audio-visual assessment, and preservation administration. 

Ann Marie has a long association with NEDCC, beginning with a grant-funded collection assessment at the UNT Libraries in 2004. She was invited to join the NEDCC Advisory Committee after moving to the MIT Libraries in 2006, and she served as Chair of the Committee from 2012-2013. Ann Marie earned an MS in Library Science from the University of North Texas, a graduate certificate in Preservation Management from Rutgers, and an MA in Musicology from the Eastman School of Music.