This winter, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance turns its attention to leadership renewal. We gratefully thank our outgoing Coordinating Committee member, Jim Corridan, for his service and many contributions. And we are pleased to welcome a new co-chair for our Infrastructure Working Group, Nathan Tallman — you can learn more about NDSA leadership on the NDSA page. Members of the NDSA Coordinating Committee serve staggered three year terms. Following a public call for nominations, we are presenting to members a slate of nine candidates running for the Coordinating Committee. Between now and December 20th, NDSA members will have the opportunity to affirm and endorse two candidates by vote. (One vote per member organization, with information sent via email to institutional contacts.) Here are bios and statements from the candidates, presented in alphabetical order: Karen Cariani Karen Cariani is Senior Director of the WGBH Media Library and Archives (MLA) and WGBH Project Director for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). The MLA provides licensing services and access to the WGBH collection in addition to circulation, accessioning, and preservation activities. The AAPB, a collaboration with the Library of Congress, aims to preserve and make accessible significant and historical content created by public media. Karen has been project director for numerous on-line digital projects providing preservation and access to media archive, in addition to the development of a digital media preservation system utilizing the Hydra/Samvera community open source technology in partnership with Indiana University. She is active in the archive community and professional organizations and passionate about the use of archives and library digital collections for learning and education. Candidate Statement: The NDSA is a unique community dedicated to digital preservation. This community has created amazing resources to help manage and educate people about digital preservation. The annual NDSA Digital Preservation convening provides an opportunity for people to share work related to digital preservation, and the NDSA working groups provide a platform to tackle digital preservation challenges as a community. We have common needs and concerns as stewards of digital collections. Working together we can solve some of the challenges. Raising public awareness of these challenges is critical to gaining support. I would be honored to serve on the NDSA coordinating council to help set strategy and direction for the community. Corey Davis One of the themes that repeatedly emerged for me at the recent NDSA meetings in Pittsburgh was the need for the preservation community to work more closely with international partners, not only to mitigate against the significant risks associated with increasing political and environmental uncertainties in the U.S. and beyond, but also to build the networks and relationships that are prerequisite for doing such important work. It’s imperative that the NDSA and its members continue to strengthen their international partnerships. I bring substantive connections to the preservation community in Canada, where there are significant collaborative opportunities, and I also provide a uniquely Canadian perspective in a time when such diversity of outlook is becoming ever-more necessary. I’m currently the Digital Preservation Coordinator for the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), which represents 22 university libraries in Western Canada. I’m also a founding member of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ Digital Preservation Working Group and the Portage Preservation Expert Group (PEG). Portage is a national RDM initiative, and PEG provides Portage with advice on RDM infrastructure developments supporting the long-term stewardship of research data in Canada. I’m also Coordinator of the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (CWAC), which has over 30 members from across the GLAM sector in Canada, and I’m a member of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network’s Trusted Digital Repository Task Group. CRKN represents over 75 Canadian research libraries and undertakes large scale content acquisition and licensing. The TDRTG is developing a framework for establishing a national TDR to ensure long-term access to CRKN-licensed resources in Canada. Kate Dohe Kate Dohe has been the Digital Programs and Initiatives Manager at the University of Maryland Libraries since 2016. In that capacity, she leads day to day operations to ensure that workflows and systems are in place to support and facilitate the creation, acquisition, discovery, and preservation of digital assets in support of the mission of the Libraries. Her department manages all digital repositories, digital preservation activities, research data services, and electronic publishing for the Libraries. Prior to joining UMD, she was the Digital Services Librarian at Georgetown University, and the digital librarian for an academic textbook publisher in California. Over the course of her career, she has created and managed digital repositories on multiple platforms with an eye to scalable, transparent, and sustainable operations in support of the research mission of the institution. One of her signature initiatives is her outreach efforts with campus student publishers, to advocate for open publishing models, digital preservation, business process management, and developing a self-supporting peer community. She earned her MLISc. from the University of Hawai’i, and also holds a BSEd. in Speech and Theater from Missouri State University. Her research interests are in digital library pedagogy, sustainable digital preservation, library publishing initiatives, student publishing, and communication frameworks for collaborative initiatives within academic libraries. Candidate Statement: I would honored to serve on the NDSA coordinating committee and advance the national conversation about sustainable digital stewardship. I am committed to equipping digital preservation practitioners with the tools, resources, and support framework to advocate for sustainable digital preservation as a core operation of cultural heritage institutions. Whether those tools are communication toolkits and frameworks for advocacy, or decision-making tools that support cost-benefit analysis and fiscal modeling, I firmly believe that collaboration across a diverse practitioner community is essential to addressing the critical mission of preserving our cultural assets and scholarly products. Jay Haque I am at the New York Public Library and work in Information Technology as Director of DevOps and Enterprise Computing. I have led our digital repository storage system design and subsequent purchases over the past 15 years. I’m also leading our RFI/P process for our next generation solution. It would be great to be a member of this committee Read More
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