The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to be assisted in the assessment of its first ever 'Bit List' of Digitally Endangered Species by an esteemed international panel of digital preservation experts:


Thomas Bahr

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)

Thomas is Head of Conservation the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) where he is responsible for long-term archiving and digitization of materials relating to all areas of engineering and technology. Thomas has also contributed to the DURAARK project which develops methods and tools for the Long-Term Preservation (LTP) of architectural knowledge.


Victoria Brown

Scottish Council on Archives

Victoria manages the Scottish Council on Archives’ (SCA) programme of organisational projects across education and skills, research and standards, and advocacy and development, also acting as the co-ordinator and secretariat for the SCA Preservation and Education Committees. She previously worked for the East Lothian Museums Service, the Royal London Group, City of Edinburgh Council’s Education and Information Service for Schools, and at the National Records of Scotland.


Amber Cushing

University College Dublin

Lecturer (assistant professor) at the School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin in Ireland, Amber’s main area of study explores how individuals perceive of cultural heritage institutions and their work in an era of ubiquitous personalised technology.  She also serves as the Director of the Msc and Graduate Certificate in Digital Curation as well as the PhD Programme Coordinator.  She has taught graduate courses in Digital Curation, Research Methods, Information Resources and Services, Archival Access and Technology Issues in Archives.


Bradley Daigle

National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA)

Bradley Daigle is a member of the NDSA Leadership Group, Content and Strategic Expert for the Academic Preservation Trust and the Chair of the Virginia Heritage Governance Board. Having been in the library profession for over fifteen years, he has published and presented on a wide range of topics including mass digitization, digital curation and stewardship, sustaining digital scholarship, intellectual property issues, mentoring in libraries, and digital preservation.


William Kilbride

Digital Preservation Coalition

As Executive Director for the DPC, William provides training and support to members as well as supporting the digital preservation community through advocacy work and enabling strategic partnerships. William is a prolific writer and speaker on the subject of digital preservation and has many years’ experience in the field, having previously held senior positions at Glasgow Museums and the Archaeology Data Service.


Faye Lemay

Library and Archives Canada

Worked for the Government of Canada for 29 years and joined Library and Archives Canada in 2009. Faye is now the Digital Preservation Manager and responsible for the preservation of digital items acquired by Library and Archives Canada (LAC). LAC is in the process of formalizing its digital preservation program, in order to meet its national mandate for long term preservation and enduring access to Canada’s documentary heritage, and to serve as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.


Michelle Lindlar

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)

Michelle is Digital Preservation Technical Analyst for the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) and Open Preservation Foundation Board Member. Michelle has also contributed to the DURAARK project which develops methods and tools for the Long-Term Preservation (LTP) of architectural knowledge.


Charlie McCann


Charlie manages both the archive collection held by BBC Scotland and the Digital Library. He is responsible for ensuring that the archive is proactively managed so the collection remains relevant to BBC Scotland’s production and editorial requirements as well as developing and managing the retention policy workflows in the Digital Library and setting and implementing archive policy. Charlie also helps set archive standards in order to future proof the archive collection, including the management of BBC Scotland legacy archive collections and their preservation planning. The BBC is currently at the initial stages of a number of mass-digitisation projects.

John McDonough

National Archives of Ireland

John was appointed Director of the National Archives in December 2014. John is also a Director of DLM and is progressing a civil service wide records management project in cooperation with the Office for eGovernment in Ireland. He holds post graduate qualifications in Archival Studies and an MSc in ICT Systems. Prior to his appointment, he worked as Head of Collections in the Library & Research Service of the Irish parliament supporting and delivering online research outputs and information services to Deputies and has previously worked as project manager of University College Dublin’s Digital Library which developed a pilot repository infrastructure for digital humanities content, and in RTE where he established a digital repository for radio content.


Bo Middleton

University of Leeds 

Bo leads the development and coordination of the systems which underpin the work of the University of Leeds Library, as well as strategy related to innovation, digital content and research support. As a member of the Library Leadership Team she has responsibility for digitisation services, the Library Management System, the institutional repositories, the Scholarly Communications team and the newly established Research Data Management service.


William Nixon

University of Glasgow

William is the Assistant Director, Digital Strategy at the University of Glasgow Library. William and his team are responsible for the Library’s digital infrastructure and strategy. William chairs the University’s Digital Preservation Working Group which has developed the University’s Digital Preservation strategy. He is past Chair of the international Open Repositories (OR) Steering Committee.


Jaana Pinnick

British Geological Survey 

As an expert in long-term management and preservation of geoscience data and information and Research Data and Digital Preservation Manager for the British Geological Survey, Jaana is responsible for developing preservation policies, strategies and workflows; data analysis and data rescue; selection and implementation of preservation tools and technologies; preservation metadata as well as advocacy, outreach and networking on behalf of her department and for the British Geological Survey.


Marcel Ras


Program Manager for NCDD, Marcel oversees the Dutch national coalition of public sector organisations with a remit to manage long-term access to digital data. Previously, his extensive experience in digital preservation included a role as Program Manager for the International e-Depot at Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands) with responsibility for processing digital publications, metadata policy and functional management of library systems; as well as Project Manager for the Library's Web Archiving programme.


Barbara Sierman

Open Preservation Foundation 

Barbara is Chair of the Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) and the digital preservation manager in the Research Department of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands). Barbara is involved in the development of the ISO standards 16363 Audit and Certification of Trustworthy Digital Repositories and ISO 161919 Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of candidate trustworthy digital repositories. She participated in several European projects including Planets, SCAPE and APARSEN. She is a member of the IIPC Steering Committee and participates in the UNESCO Persist project.


Claire Tunstall


A passionate advocate for archives and records management in either specialist repositories or within a business, Claire is the Head of Unilever’s Art, Archives and Records Management (UARM) team and responsible for a wealth of items and information which reflect the business and the people within it. 


Guus Van Domburg

European Central Bank

Currently Project Manager (for business side) of Digital Archiving and Preservation project that aims to procure and implement a digital preservation solution at the ECB. Responsible with team of archivists to develop archives and records management policies, procedures and guidance; Acquisition and appraisal of original archives, archival management of media archives, sensitivity review of archival items regardless if digital or paper-based. Participates in European/International fora for addressing archiving and records management issues.


Jaye Weatherburn

University of Melbourne

Jaye Weatherburn is a Digital Preservation Officer at the University of Melbourne, implementing the university’s ten-year Digital Preservation Strategy. In 2014–2015, she worked on an Australian National Data Service (ANDS) project, developing policy and procedural workflows for minting Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for grey literature publications and data, at Swinburne University of Technology. During this period Jaye was a consultant for a collections appraisal and digital repository management project for the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources in Australia. She is currently working on a third edition of Preserving Digital Materials with Ross Harvey, due for publication in 2018. 


Jane Winters

School of Advanced Studies, University of London

Jane is responsible for developing digital humanities at the School of Advanced Study. She has led or co-directed a range of digital projects, including most recently Big UK Domain Data for the Arts and Humanities; Digging into Linked Parliamentary Metadata; Traces through Time: Prosopography in Practice across Big Data; the Thesaurus of British and Irish History as SKOS; and Born Digital Big Data and Approaches for History and the Humanities. Jane is a Fellow and Councillor of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of RESAW (Research Infrastructure for the Study of the Archived Web), the Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee of the Open Library of Humanities, the UK Medical Heritage Library Academic Advisory Group, the Advisory Board of the Digital Preservation Coalition and the Advisory Board of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure.

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