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Project Background and Information

Project Staff

Dr. Helen Tibbo, Project Co-Director
Dr. Helen Tibbo's research and publication areas include digital preservation and access, electronic mail, personal information management, historians as information seekers, and long-term preservation of electronic records. She teaches Information Resources and Services; Introduction to Archives and Records Management; Advanced Issues & Practices in Archives, Records, and Manuscripts Administration; and Digital Preservation and Access. She has managed funded projects focusing of historians and their use of primary resources, preservation metadata for digital assets, and electronic mail and individuals' digital desktops. Helen has taught archival and other cultural heritage professionals at the Society of California Archivists' Western Archives Institute in 2000 and at the Digitization for Cultural Heritage Information Professionals workshops, 2002 and 2003.

Timothy Pyatt, Project Co-Director
Tim Pyatt was hired as Duke’s University Archivist in March 2002 with a
mandate to establish a comprehensive campus-wide records management program that would address electronic record concerns. He facilitates the working group planning for the implementation of electronic theses and
dissertations submission and serves as an executive board member the NHPRC
Electronic Records Fellowship Program. Pyatt, a member of North Carolina’s
State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) since 2000, also has an
appointment in UNC’s School of Information and Library Science as Adjunct
Assistant Professor of the Practice.

Dr. Paul Conway, Project Consultant
Dr. Paul Conway joined the executive management group of the Duke University Libraries in August 2001 as Director of Information Technologies. His particular focus is the development of the Digital Library @ Duke as a comprehensive program of services and tools for the provision and preservation of digital resources for the Duke University community. Prior to coming to Duke, Paul headed the Preservation Department at Yale University Library for nine years. He began his career in 1977 as an archivist on the staff of the Gerald R. Ford Library. From 1988 to 1992 served successively as the Preservation Program Officer for the Society of American Archivists and as an Archives Specialist at the National Archives and Records Administration. He has a Masters Degree in History and a Ph.D. in Information and Library Studies, both from the University of Michigan. He has been teaching archival and preservation courses for both institutions of higher learning (Southern Connecticut State University, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and professional and services organizations (SAA and NEDCC) since 1993. His research interests include digital preservation and the role of archival principles and perspectives in longevity of electronic records and other resources.

Janis Holder, Project Co-Advisor
Janis Holder became University Archivist at UNC-Chapel Hill in February 2003. She was Assistant University Archivist in Jackson Library, UNC-Greensboro for six years prior to moving to UNC-Chapel Hill. Janis holds a B.A. in English and a MLS, both from UNC-Greensboro and has a broad range of library experience, including archival processing and description, digitization project management, web page development, and EAD and MARC cataloging. As University Archivist at UNC-Chapel Hill, Janis also oversees the records management function for the University and is especially interested in electronic records management.

David Mitchell, Project Co-Advisor
David W. Mitchell, CRM is the University Records Manager at Duke University, where he is developing and implementing the first comprehensive records and information management program for the University and the University Medical Center. Prior to coming to Duke in November 2003, he served as Assistant State Records Administrator with the North Carolina Division of Historical Resources, Archives and Records Section, a position he held since June 2000. He began working for the Archives and Records Section in 1989 and was a records analyst for both state and local government agencies. He served as head of the Local Records Management Unit from May 1997 to June 2000. He is president of the Triangle Chapter of the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) and has been involved with ARMA chapters in Greenville, NC and the Triangle area since 1995. In 2000 and again in 2002, he was named Triangle Chapter Member of the Year. He holds a Bachelor or Arts degree in Speech Communications from Wake Forest University. In 1996, he attained the designation Certified Records Manager. He currently is pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree at NC State University.

Frank Holt, Project Co-Advisor
Frank Holt currently serves as the Records Service Coordinator at UNC Chapel Hill. He held the position of the UNC-CH University Records Manager from 1997 - 2001 and worked as a Records Analyst for the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources from 1989-1996. Frank has served as President, Vice-President, Secretary, Webmaster, and Seminar Chair for the Triangle Chapter of ARMA International and is currently a member of GRECO Committee of ARMA International. He has been involved in the local community as a committee member of the Town of Chapel Hill's Information Technology Task Force in 2001. Frank earned a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980.

Kimberly Chang, Co-Project Manager
Kimberly Chang is a full-time employee of the Managing the Digital University Desktop project. Prior to joining the team, she was the Electronic Resources Librarian at Towson University in Maryland. She also has several years of experience as an web information architect and user experience designer. Kimberly is interested in human-computer interaction, knowledge management, and personal information management. Kimberly holds a B.A. in Art History from Mary Washington College and a MLS from the Catholic University of America.

Megan Winget Barrett, Co-Project Manager
Megan Winget Barrett is a doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC - Chapel Hill, where she is also the co-project manager of the "Managing the Digital University Desktop" grant. Academically, Megan is interested in digital archiving issues, specifically how archivists can leverage the principles of context and provenance to represent primarily non-textual collections for more reliable and comprehensive retrieval. Megan has two masters degrees: the first in Art History from the University of Virginia, and the second in Information Science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Ruth Monnig, Project Manager, (August 2002-July 2003)

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