NHPRC Electronic Records Research Program Board Members

The Executive Board

The six members of the Executive Board represent a wide range of strengths, professional interests, and expertise. It includes three academics, Helen Tibbo, co-primary investigator, Paul Conway, co-primary investigator, and Cal Lee, and three practitioners, Janis Holder, Lynn Holdzkom, and Timothy Pyatt.

Dr. Helen TibboDr. 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; Access, Outreach, and Public Service in Cultural Heritage Repositories; Archival Appraisal; 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 through 2004. She became a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in 2005, is currently chairing UNC-Chapel Hill's Digital Curation/Institutional Repositories Committee, and serves on the editorial board of the Digital Curation Center in the UK.
email: tibbo@ils.unc.edu

Paul ConwayDr. Paul Conway is an associate professor at the University of Michigan's School of Information. Prior to joining Michigan's faculty, Paul served as a senior administrator at Duke University. As the Director of Digital Asset Initiatives, he developed campus collaborations centered on the identification, assessment, management, and preservation of digital resources for teaching and learning. Paul also served as the Director of Curriculum Development for the interdisciplinary ISIS (Information Science + Information Studies) Program, where he developed and taught courses for undergraduates and graduate students, helping formulate a research program, and initiated public programs for the Duke campus. He is an accomplished archivist and preservation manager who has held positions at Yale University, the National Archives, and the Society of American Archivists. He has a Masters Degree in History and a Ph.D. in Information and Library Studies, both from the University of Michigan. Paul is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and is a member of the American Archivist Editorial Board. He is the 2005 recipient of ALA 's Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award for his contributions to the preservation field.
email: pconway@umich.edu

Tim PyattTim Pyatt is University Archivist and Associate Director of Special Collections at Duke University. As Archivist he has worked to establish a campus-wide management guidelines that electronic record concerns. He facilitates the working group planning for the implementation of electronic theses and dissertations submission and participated in the 2005-2006  Mellon-funded project that examined digital asset management practices at Duke and Dartmouth. He also served as co-principal investigator for the joint UNC-Duke electronic records study funded by NHPRC. Pyatt served as a member of NC's SHRAB from 2000 to 2005 and chaired SAA's College and University Archives Section (2004-2006). He has also taught courses on archives for UNC SILS as an adjunct faculty member since 1998. 
email: tim.pyatt@duke.edu

Dr. Christopher (Cal) LeeDr. Christopher (Cal) Lee is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science. A major focus of his research interests includes the management and preservation of digital materials.
email: callee@email.unc.edu

Janis HolderJanis Holder
became University Archivist at UNC-Chapel Hill in February 2003. She 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 and digital preservation. Janis worked with other UNC system records officers to draft a new university general records schedule for the state of North Carolina and served on a task force to review and update the Society of American Archivists’ Guidelines for College and University Archives. A past President of the Society of North Carolina Archivists, Janis is currently serving on the North Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board

Three of the five members of this board are archival educators experienced with electronic records issues: Wendy Duff, University of Toronto; Philip B. Eppard, State University of New York, Albany; and Elizabeth Yakel, University of Michigan; and two are practitioners involved with fellowship programs for the archival community, Joan Krizack, Northeastern University, and William Wallach, University of Michigan.

Bruce Bruemmer is the Director of Corporate Archives for Cargill, Incorporated. He has also worked as Digital Libraries Coordinator for the University of Minnesota Archives, and as an archivist at the Charles Babbage Institute.

Dr. Wendy Duff is an associate professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information Studies. She received her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. While doing her doctoral work she was the project co-ordinator for the University of Pittsburgh Electronic Recordkeeping Project. Her primary research interests are user studies, metadata, and electronic records. She has served as chair of the Canadian Committee for Archival Description and as a member of the ICA Adhoc Commission on Descriptive Standards, the Encoded Archival Description Working Group, and the EU(DELOS)/NSF Workgroup on Digital Archiving and Preservation. She has written numerous articles on various aspects of metadata, electronic records and access to archival material. Current research projects include a study of the usability of a text analysis portal, the development of generic user-based evaluation tools, a study of archival reference service and long-term research project examining information studies education.

Fynnette Eaton joined the Electronic Records Archives Program as the Change Management Officer at NARA in July 2002, after serving as the Director of the Technical Services Division at the Smithsonian Institution Archives for five years. Previous to this position she served as Chief of the Technical Services Branch at the Center for Electronic Records at the National Archives. Other NARA work experience has included positions in the Office of Presidential Libraries and Documentation Standards Staff. She has presented papers and is author of articles on the preservation of electronic records at NARA. She was selected as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in 1995 and received the IAC/IRM (Interagency Committee on Information Resources Management) Technology Excellence Award in 1996 for designing the Archival Preservation System at NARA. She has a B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Maryland at College Park and attended the NAGARA Advanced Institute for Government Archivists on Archival Administration in the Electronic Information Age, Pittsburgh (1992 & 1993) and the National Defense University, IRM College, Advanced Management Program (1997).

Dr. Philip B. Eppard is a professor of information studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He joined the faculty at Albany in 1988 and served as dean of the University’s School of Information Science and Policy from 1995 to 2003. Professor Eppard teaches courses primarily in the archives and records administration track of the M.S.I.S. program, including Archives and Manuscripts, Preservation Management in Archives and Libraries, and Rare Books. He is also the faculty advisor to the student chapter of the SAA. He was editor of the American Archivist, the semi-annual journal of the Society of American Archivists for ten years, from 1996 through 2005, and was elected an SAA fellow in 2006. Professor Eppard is co-director of the U.S. research team participating in the InterPARES Project (International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems). This project has received over two million dollars in funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the National Science Foundation. His research interests also include the history of records and archives, book history, and documentary editing. He is one of the cofounders of the International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (I-CHORA). He has served as president of the Friends of the New York State Library and as president of New England Archivists. Before coming to Albany, Professor Eppard was archivist for the Archdiocese of Boston and held several positions in manuscripts and archives at Harvard University.

Joan Krizack has been University Archivist and Head, Special Collections Department at Northeastern University since 1994, where her focus has been documenting community organizations working for social justice in Boston's African American, Chinese, Latino, and gay and lesbian communities.   She received her MA in English/Education from Connecticut College and an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.   For nine years, she worked in hospital archives, founding archival programs at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Children's Hospital (Boston). She edited and co-authored Documentation Planning for the U.S. Health Care System (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1994), which won the Society of American Archivists Leland Prize. She became a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists in 2005 and is currently chair of Northeastern University's Digital Institutional Repository Steering Committee.

Richard Pearce-Moses has been a professional archivist for more than twenty years. Currently he is Director of Digital Government Information at the Arizona State Library and Archives. He works with the agency’s Law and Research Library, History and Archives, and Records Management divisions to move from the world of paper document to the world of digital information. He served as president of the Society of American archivists from 2005 to 2006. Previously Pearce-Moses has worked as Documentary Collections Archivist and Automation Coordinator for the Heard Museum, as Curator of Photographs at the Arizona State University Libraries, and as a Local Records Management Consultant for the Texas State Library. He has a Master of Arts in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2002, he won an NHPRC Archival Research Fellowship to write A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology for the Society of American Archivists, which was published in 2005.
As Associate Director of the Bentley Historical Library, William Wallach has been involved in several projects focused on electronic records issues. These included a study of computer conferencing on campus and establishing best practices for the appraisal, description and administration of electronic records; the identification, management and preservation of records within campus automated systems; and an NHPRC grant to assess recent research on electronic records issues and its implications for developing electronic records programs, archival education and future research on electronic records issues. 

Dr. Elizabeth Yakel is an associate professor at the University of Michigan's School of Information. Her research interests are digital access and the evaluation of use and users services in both the virtual and analog archival worlds. In her research she employs a variety of methodologies and borrows heavily from techniques in the area of human-computer interaction (HCI). The courses she teaches include: Access Systems for Archival Materials, Preserving Information, and Understanding Records and Archives.

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

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