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As Digital Preservation Librarian, I advise the University Library community and lead the continued development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive digital preservation program. In other words, I do a lot of research on digital preservation practice, and work with my colleagues to apply that practice to ensure long-term access to a wide range of digital content.
I received my undergraduate degree in History from Northwestern University and an MSI with a concentration in Archives and Records Management from the School of Information at the University of Michigan.
Prior to joining the University Library, I served as the Digital Archivist at The Henry Ford’s Benson Ford Research Center where I was responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures governing the creation, access, description, and preservation of digital archival assets; and the Digital Preservation Projects Coordinator at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research where I assisted in the delivery of the Digital Preservation Management workshops. I have also held positions at the Bentley Historical Library and the Chicago History Museum.