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Faculty Bios


June 27-29, 2023 (Tuesday-Thursday) * Online


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Greg Colati, Director, Connecticut Digital Archive

Greg Colati is the Director of the Connecticut Digital Archive, a statewide program that provides digital preservation and access services as well as training and education to memory institutions in Connecticut. The CTDA has more than 60 institutional members who manage over 2 million digital objects.  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. He currently teaches an introductory course in Digital Humanities for the UConn Department of Digital Media and Design.



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 General Counsel and Director, Information Policy, The New York Public Library

Greg Cram is the Associate General Counsel and Director of Information Policy at The New York Public Library. Greg endeavors to make the Library’s collections broadly available to researchers and the public to be used to advance knowledge. 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 300,000 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 and a licensed attorney in New York and Massachusetts.


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Katherine Fisher, Head of Digital Archives, Rose Library, Emory University 

Katherine is Head of Digital Archives at Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, where she manages a team responsible for acquiring, preserving, and providing access to born-digital and digitized collections and provides leadership and expertise in digital collection management across multiple Emory libraries.  Prior to joining Emory, she worked as Digital Preservation Archivist at Georgia State University Library and as 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.

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Sam Meister, Archival Consultant

Sam Meister is a consultant helping individuals and organizations plan, strategize, and take action to ensure their valuable data, records, and assets are protected and preserved. For over 10 years he has worked in and with libraries, archives, museums, and other nonprofit organizations helping them to establish archival programs, build sustainable workflows, and ensure long-term access to valuable information. He has also taught workshops on managing digital content, electronic records, and digital preservation for the Society of American Archivists and the Library of Congress. Sam holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, San Diego.

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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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Dave Rice, Audio Visual Archivist and Technologist

Dave Rice is an audiovisual archivist and technologist. His work focuses on independent media, open source technology in preservation applications, and quality control analytics. He worked as an archivist or archival consultant at media organizations like CUNY, Democracy Now, the United Nations, WITNESS, Downtown Community Television, and Bay Area Video Coalition. He is a graduate of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation and based in New York.


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Sibyl Schaefer, Chronopolis Program Manager, University of California, San Diego

Sibyl Schaefer is the Chronopolis Program Manager and Digital Preservation Analyst for the University of California, San Diego. In addition to working with national digital preservation efforts like the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), she helps define long-term digital preservation solutions for the UCSD campus. She also is an author of the Digital Preservation Storage Criteria. She previously served as the Head of Digital Programs for the Rockefeller Archive Center where she worked to fully integrate digital and traditional archival practices, including policy development, forensic and accessioning workflows, and training initiatives to support the long-term stewardship of digitized and born digital materials. She has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by the American Library Association and has participated in the Archival Leadership Institute. Schaefer holds an MLIS with a specialization in Archival Studies from UCLA.



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 emergency preparedness and response. She previously served as Preservation Librarian for the MIT Libraries and the University of North Texas Libraries and has pre-professional experience in special collections, exhibits, cataloging, and general collections conservation. Ann Marie earned an MS in Library Science from the University of North Texas, an MA in Musicology from the Eastman School of Music, and a certificate from Rutgers’ Preservation Management Institute.