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Faculty Bios


February 1-3, 2021 * Online Training Conference




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, Director of Copyright, Permissions and Information Policy, New York Public Library

Greg Cram is the Director of Copyright, Permissions and 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 290,000 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.





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.


Sean Ferguson, Preservation Specialist, NEDCC

Sean joined NEDCC in 2017 and works from his office in Alexandria, Virginia.  He provides preservation information and outreach to clients nationwide, including assessments, consultations, training programs, and disaster assistance. From July 2018 to June 2019, he served as NEDCC’s Performing Arts Readiness Emergency Preparedness Consultant for New England, providing emergency preparedness consultations and training to performing arts organizations. Sean also represented NEDCC on the COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts) Executive Committee from May 2017 to July 2019. Sean earned a BA in History at Vassar College, an MLIS from Simmons College School of Library and Information Science, and a Digital Archives Specialist Certificate from the Society of American Archivists (SAA).


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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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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.  



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.



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.