CurateGear Speaker Bios
Jonathan Crabtree is Assistant Director for Archives and Information Technology at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at UNC Chapel Hill. As assistant director, Crabtree completely revamped the institute’s technology infrastructure and has positioned the institute to assume a leading national role in information archiving. His current efforts include working with the University of Michigan, the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University and preservation partners across the country to create a national preservation strategy for social science data and shaping the institute’s geospatial analysis program to introduce geospatial methods into social science research at UNC Chapel Hill. Crabtree joined the institute fourteen years ago and is responsible for designing and maintaining the technology infrastructure that supports the institute’s wide array of services. Before moving to the social science side of campus he was an information systems technologist for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. In addition to his work at the institute he is working part time on an advance degree in the School of Information & Library Science at UNC.
Mark Evans, Tessella
Barbara Guttman, National Institute
of Standards and Technology
Barbara Guttman is the Manager of the Component Software Group in NIST’s Information Technology Lab (ITL). Her areas of responsibility include software assurance and computer forensics. In computer forensics, her group runs the National Software Reference Library, the Computer Forensics Tool Testing Project, and the Computer Forensics Reference Data Sets. In software assurance, her group runs the Software Assurance Metrics and Tool Evaluation (SAMATE) project including the Static Analysis Tool Exposition and the SAMATE Reference Data Set. Prior to joining the Software Components Group, she was Associate Director of ITL, Senior Program Analyst to the NIST Director, and worked in computer security and federal information policy.
Carolyn Hank, McGill University
Carolyn Hank is an Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies at McGill University. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). Her dissertation research looked at scholars who blog, and how blog characteristics and blogger behaviors, preferences, and perceptions impact digital preservation. She is a 2010 recipient of a Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from Beta Phi Mu. She served as project manager for the DigCCurr I project (2007-2009) and program manager for the UNC-CH Digital Curation/Institutional Repository Committee (2005-2008), and Carolina Digital Repository (2008-2009). She teaches in the areas of digital preservation and access, digital curation, human information interactions, and research methods.
Chien-Yi Hou, UNC SILS
Chien-Yi Hou is a Research Associate at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Lead Developer at the Sustainable Archives & Library Technologies group (SALT).
Greg Jansen, UNC Libraries
Matt Kirschenbaum, University of
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH, an applied thinktank for the digital humanities). He is also an affiliated faculty member with the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at Maryland, and a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School. His first book, Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination, was published by the MIT Press in 2008 and won the 2009 Richard J. Finneran Award from the Society for Textual Scholarship (STS), the 2009 George A. and Jean S. DeLong Prize from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), and the 16th annual Prize for a First Book from the Modern Language Association (MLA). In 2010 he co-authored (with Richard Ovenden and Gabriela Redwine) Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections, a report published by the Council on Library and Information Resources and recognized with a commendation from the Society of American Archivists. Kirschenbaum speaks and writes often on topics in the digital humanities and new media; his work has received coverage in the Atlantic, New York Times, National Public Radio, Wired, Boing Boing, Slashdot, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow. See http://www.mkirschenbaum.net for more.
Christopher (Cal) Lee, UNC SILS
Christopher (Cal) Lee is Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He teaches courses on archival administration; records management; digital curation; understanding information technology for managing digital collections; and the construction of policies and rules for digital repositories. He also teaches half-day and full-day professional workshops on the application of digital forensics methods and principles to digital acquisitions. He is one of the lead organizers and instructors for the DigCCurr Professional Institute, which is a week-long continuing education workshop on digital curation.
Cal's primary area of research is the long-term curation of digital collections. He is particularly interested in the professionalization of this work and the diffusion of existing tools and methods (e.g. digital forensics, web archiving, automated implementation of policies) into professional practice. Cal is editing and providing several chapters to a forthcoming book entitled, I, Digital: Personal Collections in the Digital Era.
Current projects include DigCCurr and DigCCurr II, which are developing and implementing courses of study and practical engagement opportunities in digital curation. Cal has developed an extensive Matrix of Digital Curation Knowledge and Competencies, based on various data sources and grounded in professional literature. The VidArch project investigated the collection of online video, with a particularly emphasis on contextual information. Cal's contributions included an information model for contextual information in digital collections and several empirical studies of online selection and collecting strategies. In collaboration with members of the Data-Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE), SALT and VidArch project teams, he has investigated various strategies for enhancing the sustainability of VidArch's products through the use of iRODS (Intergrated Rule-Oriented Data System). Cal serves on the Advisory Board of a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities called "Computer Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections."
Nancy McGovern, ICPSR
Nancy Y. McGovern is the Digital Preservation Officer (DPO) and a Research Assistant Professor at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), a social science data archive at the University of Michigan that was established in 1962. Her responsibilities as the DPO include developing and promulgating policies that reflect prevailing standards and practice for managing digital content over time and developing appropriate long-term strategies for the expanding range of social science digital content ICPSR collects. Her research interests include the organizational infrastructure for life cycle management and the means for organizations and communities to continually respond to the opportunities and challenges of evolving technology. She has twenty-five years of experience with the long-term management of digital content, including a decade at the U.S. National Archives and five years of experience at Cornell University Library. She completed her PhD on technology responsiveness for the digital preservation community at University College London in 2009. She was designated a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in 2009 and a Digital Preservation Pioneer by NDIIPP in 2010.
Richard Marciano, UNC SILS
Dr. Richard Marciano. Richard Marciano is a professor in the School of Information and Library Science at UNC, Chapel Hill and Director of the Sustainable Archives and Leveraging Technologies (SALT) lab. He leads development of preservation environments for projects funded by NARA, NHPRC, IMLS, NSF, DHS, and the Research Triangle Park (RTF) Foundation. He is the principal investigator for the NHPRC-funded Distributed Custodial Archival Preservation Environments (DCAPE) initiative, and the NARA/NSF CI-BER project (CyberInfrastructure for Billions of Electronic Records). Dr. Marciano has been working with government records and technology for over a decade. Experience covers eGovernment, environmental data and policies, planning environments, regional, state, and federal records. He holds degrees in Avionics and Electrical Engineering, M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Iowa, and worked as a Postdoc in Computational Geography.
Mark Matienzo, Yale University
Mark A. Matienzo is Technical Architect for the ArchivesSpace project and a Digital Archivist in Manuscripts and Archives at the Yale University Library. He has taught as an adjunct faculty member at the iSchool at Drexel University and the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University. His professional interests include developing archival description systems, open source digital forensics software, and workflow analysis.
Before joining Yale University, he worked as an Applications Developer in the Digital Experience Group of The New York Public Library, as assistant archivist for systems and metadata at the Niels Bohr Library & Archives of the American Institute of Physics, as project cataloging archivist at the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, and as catalog librarian at ProQuest. He received a MSI from the School of Information at the University of Michigan and a BA in Philosophy from the College of Wooster.
Owens, Library of Congress
Trevor Owens is a Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. At the Library of Congress, he works on the open source Viewshare cultural heritage collection visualization tool, as a member of the communications team, and as the co-chair for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s Infrastructure working group. Before joining the Library of Congress he was the community lead for the Zotero project at the Center for History and New Media and before that managed outreach for the Games, Learning, and Society Conference.
Trevor Owens is a Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress. At the Library of Congress, he works on the open source Viewshare cultural heritage collection visualization tool, as a member of the communications team, and as the co-chair for the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s Infrastructure working group. Before joining the Library of Congress he was the community lead for the Zotero project at the Center for History and New Media and before that managed outreach for the Games, Learning, and Society Conference. Trevor wrote a book for Arcadia Press about the history of Fairfax County told through postcards and has published research in journals such as Simulation & Gaming, Science Communication, Cultural Studies of Science Education and On the Horizon.
David Pearson, National Library of
David Pearson is currently Manager of the Digital Preservation section at the National Library of Australia. He has worked in the digital preservation field for the last 10 years and in cultural institutions for over 18 years. During this time he has project managed or worked on many aspects of digital preservation, including policy, software and tools development, system and metadata requirements, data recovery from obsolete media, and building and fitting out computer rooms.
David holds an honours degree in archaeology from the Australian National University, Canberra. He has written a number of articles in academic journals on both conflict archaeological and digital preservation issues.
Doug Reside, New York Public Library
Doug Reside became Digital Curator for the Performing Arts at New York Public Library in January of 2011 after serving for four and a half years on the directorial staff of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) at the University of Maryland in College Park. He holds a BS in Computer Science and a BA, MA, and Ph.D. in English Literature. He has been a PI on three NEH startup grants (The Ajax XML Encoder, Music Theatre Online, and the Collaborative Ajax Modeling Platform) and the co-PI with Tanya Clement on the "Off the Tracks" workshop. Additionally, he is the original project director of the NEH Preservation and Access funded Text Image Linking Environment (TILE) which is scheduled for release in the summer of 2011.
Seamus Ross, University of Toronto
Dr. Ross is the Dean of the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. He earned his BA from Vassar College, his MA from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD from the University of Oxford. He was the Director of Humanities Computing and Information Management at the University of Glasgow and ran the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII) of which he was the founding director in 1997. He is also Associate Director of the Digital Curation Centre in the UK, a co-principal investigator in the DELOS Digital Libraries Network of Excellence, Principal Director of DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE), Principal Investigator of the AHDS-Performing Arts, and a project partner and member of the management boards of Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval (CASPAR) and Preservation and Long-term Access through NETworked Services (Planets). He was Principal Director of ERPANET a European Commission activity to enhance the preservation of cultural heritage and scientific digital objects, and a key player in The Digital Culture Forum (DigiCULT Forum) which worked to improve the take-up of cutting edge research and technology by the cultural heritage sector.
Seth Shaw, Duke University
Seth Shaw is the Electronic Records Archivist responsible for everything born-digital in both the Duke University Archives and Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. He received his Bachelors of Science in Information Systems from Brigham Young University – Idaho in 2005 and his Masters of Science in Information, Archives & Records Management from the University of Michigan’s School of Information in 2007. Seth teaches the “Managing Electronic Records in Archives & Special Collections” workshop for SAA and has presented at various conferences on several topics. He is also the author of Duke’s Data Accessioner software.
Mike Thuman, Tessella
Helen R. Tibbo, UNC SILS
Dr. Tibbo (co-PI) is an Alumni Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), and teaches in the areas of archives and records management, digital preservation and access, appraisal, and archival reference and outreach. She is also a Fellow and current President of the Society of American Archivists (SAA).
From 2006-2009, Dr. Tibbo was the Principal Investigator (PI) for the IMLS (Institute for Museum and Library Services)-funded DigCCurr I project that developed an International Digital Curation Curriculum for master's level students (www.ils.unc.edu/digccurr). She is also the PI for DigCCurr II (2008-2012) that extends the Digital Curation Curriculum to the doctoral level. In 2009, IMLS awarded Prof. Tibbo two additional projects, Educating Stewards of Public Information in the 21st Century (ESOPI-21) and Closing the Digital Curation Gap (CDCG). ESOPI-21 is a partnership with UNC's School of Government to provide students with a Master's of Science in Library/Information Science and a Master's of Public Administration so that they can work in the public policy arena concerning digital preservation and curation issues and laws. CDCG is a collaboration with the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) and the Digital Curation Center (DCC), both of the United Kingdom, to explore educational and guidance needs of cultural heritage information professionals in the digital curation domain in the US and the UK. Dr. Tibbo is a co-PI with collaborators from the University of Michigan and the University of Toronto on a National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)-funded project to develop standardized metrics for assessing use and user services for primary sources in government settings. This project extends work that explored user-based evaluation in academic archival settings funded by the Mellon Foundation. Prof. Tibbo is also co-PI on the IMLS-Funded POlicy-Driven Repository Interoperability (PoDRI) project lead by Dr. Richard Marciano.
Bill Underwood, Georgia Tech
Dr. William Underwood is a Principal Research Scientist with the Computer Science and Information Technology Division of the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. His current research interests are in developing formal, theoretical foundations for records management and archival science, experimental investigations of alternative digital preservation strategies, and the application of natural language processing, machine learning and knowledge-based reasoning technologies to the support of automated archival description, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) review, and search and retrieval of records in digital archives. Dr. Underwood’s research, sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), has involved prototyping of an archival repository and archival processing system for accession, arrangement, preservation, review, description and retrieval of electronic records. His current research, sponsored by the National Center for Advanced System technologies (NCAST), seeks to develop tools for information and content extraction from textual documents, induction of grammars for recognizing document types, automatic description of the content of record series, reliable identification of file formats, and decision support for review of Presidential records for Presidential Record Act restrictions and FOIA exemptions. His current research interests are in developing formal, theoretical foundations for records management and archival science, experimental investigations of alternative preservation strategies, and the application of natural language processing technologies to the support of archival description and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) review.
Bram Van der Werf, Director of the Open Planets Foundation
Peter Van Garderen, Artefactual
Peter Van Garderen is project manager for the open-source Archivematica and ICA-AtoM software projects. Peter is also the principal of Artefactual Systems, a Vancouver-based company that provides technical services for the international archival community (see http://artefactual.com). Peter is a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of British Columbia’s Master of Archival Studies program and a Doctoral Candidate in Archival Science at the University of Amsterdam. He has worked at the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival and Information Studies as an Adjunct Professor (1999-2004) and as the Project Coordinator for International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES Project) (1998-2000). Peter launched Artefactual Systems Inc. in 2001. Since that time he has worked with a wide range of clients, providing services that range from writing strategy reports, analyzing system requirements, designing technology architectures, developing software, and managing open-source projects.
Doug White, National Institute of
Standards and Technology
Doug has worked at NIST since 1987. His experience has
covered distributed systems, distributed databases and telecommunication
protocols. He has written programs in many areas, including real time
biomonitoring, real time video processing, web site/database integration,
system administration scripts and network monitoring scripts. He holds
both a B.A and M.S. in computer science from Hood College. Doug has been
involved with the National Software Reference Library (NSRL) since 2001,
and is currently the project leader for the NSRL.
Kam Woods, UNC SILS
Kam Woods is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently works with Dr. Cal Lee developing techniques and tools to assist in long-term archiving and educational support for digital forensics datasets.
Kam's current research focuses on long-term preservation of born-digital materials. He is interested in interdisciplinary approaches that combine technologies and expertise in the areas of archiving, computer science, and digital forensics for the purpose of enabling and maintaining access to digital objects that are at risk due to obsolescence. At UNC, Kam has worked with Cal Lee on the development of educational materials to support the use of realistic forensic datasets in professional training and to identify and explore novel uses of forensic data and tools in the context of digital archives. This work has been performed in collaboration with Simson Garfinkel at the Naval Postgraduate School, and is currently supported by NSF Award DUE-0919593.