Come to the Solutions Roundtable on June 11!

Haven’t jumped in to digital preservation yet? Don’t even know where to start? Does it all seem overwhelming? Are you stuck on some aspect or concept? Need some help getting a program off the ground? Come to the Digital Preservation Solutions Roundtable on Wednesday, June 11th, 2:30-4:30 PM at the Ballard Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Our panel of knowledgable archivists will answer any burning questions that you have about digital preservation. This event is a question and answer event, so bring your questions — the more questions, the better!

In preparation for the roundtable, we would also like to collect questions in advance. This approach has proven extremely valuable for other roundtables and we’d like replicate that success. Please send ANY (I mean, ANY) digital preservation questions to Josh Zimmerman zimmerj6@gmail.com.

Our Panelists are: Erin O’Meara, Tony Kurtz, and Cynde Moya.

Erin O’Meara is an Archivist at the Gates Archive, where she manages digital strategy and tools, as well as the preservation of archival collections.  The archive focuses on the preservation of the Gates family’s personal and philanthropic endeavors including records of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From 2009-2011, she was the Electronic Records Archivist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she helped deploy the Carolina Digital Repository. Before joining UNC Libraries, Erin served as the Electronic Records Archivist at the University of Oregon and as a NHPRC Electronic Records Research Fellow from 2006-2007, where she researched the recordkeeping practices of social scientists conducting data-intensive research. Erin received her Master of Archival Studies in 2004 from the University of British Columbia. While at UBC, she conducted research for the InterPARES 2 Project pertaining to archaeological records managed in Geographic Information Systems.

Tony Kurtz is Archivist and Records Manager at WWU, where he’s worked since 2006. He also teaches a class on Records and Information Management as part of the WWU graduate program in Archives and Records Management. Prior to WWU, Tony worked at the Central Washington branch of the Washington State Archives. His BA and MA are both from WWU.

Cynde Moya is a library and information scientist who specializes in the sociology of science and technology. She is interested in communities of collectors and technical experts. As the Librarian/Archivist at the Living Computer Museum, she works with the gamut of computer-oriented materials — hardware, documentation, microfiche, and software. She also deals with digital materials on multiple obsolete carriers.

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