The highly-experienced members of the Advisory Board are working to assist curriculum development and guide the transition of the workshop series from Cornell University, its original home institution, to its new home at ICPSR.
Anne R. Kenney
Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, Cornell University
Anne Kenney is the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian, in charge of managing Cornell's 20 libraries and the more than 7.8 million volumes stacked inside. An expert in digitization and digital preservation, Anne's work in developing standards for library digitalization has been adopted by libraries and archives worldwide and by notable organizations, such as JSTOR, the Scholarly Journal Archive. She is also a fellow and past president of the Society of American Archivists, serves on the Social Science Research Council's Committee on Libraries and Archives of Cuba, and was a commissioner of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the funding arm of the National Archives. Earlier, she served as a member of the Clinton/Gore presidential transition team.
An author of three award-winning books and over 50 scholarly articles and reports, Anne is most proud of the fact that one of her recipes was included in a recent Moosewood Collective cook book. When not at her desk in Olin Library, Anne is an avid hiker (summited Mount Kilimanjaro in February 2008) and a humble piano player.
Robin L. Dale
Associate University Librarian, University of California Santa Cruz
Robin L. Dale is the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Library Information Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Previously she was a long-time program manager at RLG, managing collaborative programmatic activities related to digital preservation and digitization efforts. Additionally, from 2005 to early 2007, Robin simultaneously served as the Project Director of the Center for Research Libraries Auditing and Certification of Digital Archives project, a Mellon-funded activity to develop processes to audit and certify digital archives and repositories.
Since 1997, her work has focused on digital preservation, preservation metadata, data curation, and digitization, in addition to serving as Associate Editor of RLG DigiNews. She co-chaired the RLG-NARA task force which produced the 2007 report, Trusted Repositories, Audit and Certification: Criteria & Checklist (TRAC). She continues speak on digital preservation initiatives, is involved in several digital preservation training initiatives, and has been active in digitization and digital preservation standards and best practice building activities, including the development of the Open Archival Information System (OAIS), trusted digital repositories work, and various preservation metadata best practices.
Associate Librarian for Information Resources, MIT Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Diane Geraci is the Associate Director for Information Resources at the MIT Libraries with responsibility for acquisitions and licensing, collection management including conservation and preservation, Institute Archives and special collections, metadata services, and technology operations. Prior to coming to MIT, she served as Librarian for the Social Sciences at Harvard University, held appointments as Faculty Associate at ICPSR and the Director of Science Libraries in the U-M University Library, held various positions at the UK Data Archive (UKDA) at the University of Essex and at Binghamton University Libraries. At the UM University she contributed to various system-wide planning efforts in including the development of the U-M institutional repository. Her responsibilities at the UKDA included senior management responsibility for information systems development, digital preservation, and systems administration.
Diane has regularly co-taught a one-week course in the ICPSR Summer Program on providing social science data services with Chuck Humphrey and Jim Jacobs. She currently serves on the SEDAC User Working Group at CIESIN, Columbia University and has served on the ICPSR Council and IASSIST Administrative Council. Her interests and expertise include developing research support services, digital preservation, implementing new information technologies, management of libraries and information services, and social science data archives.
Dr. Myron P. Gutmann
Director, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan
Myron P. Gutmann is Professor of History and Information and Director of the Inter- university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan, where he also holds the title of Research Professor in the Population Studies Center. Gutmann has broad interests in interdisciplinary historical research, especially health, population, economy, and the environment. As Director of ICPSR, he is a leader in the archiving and dissemination of electronic research materials related to society, population, and health, with a special interest in the protection of respondent confidentiality. He is the author or editor of four books and more than seventy articles and chapters. Gutmann has served on a number of national and international advisory committees and editorial boards. In 2005-2006 he was President of the Consortium of Social Science Associations, an advocacy organization supported by more than 100 professional associations, scientific societies, universities and research institutions.
Dr. Margaret Hedstrom
Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan
Margaret Hedstrom is an Associate Professor at the School of Information, University of Michigan where she teaches in the areas of archives, electronic records management, and digital preservation. Her current research investigates incentives for producers to create "archive-ready" data. She was project director for the CAMiLEON Project, an international research project that investigated the feasibility of emulation as a digital preservation strategy. Her research interests include digital preservation strategies, the impact of electronic communications on organizational memory and documentation, and remote access to archival materials. She is a member the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board to the Library of Congress, and the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, U.S. Department of State, and she served on the ACLS Commission on Cyber-Infrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Before joining the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1995, she was Chief of State Records Advisory Services and Director of the Center for Electronic Records at the New York State Archives and Records Administration for ten years. She earned M.A. degrees in Library Science and History, and a PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Hedstrom is a fellow of the Society of American Archivists and recipient of a Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award from the University of Michigan for her work with archives and cultural heritage preservation in South Africa.
Dr. Theresa A. Pardo
Deputy Director, Center for Technology in Government, State University of New York
Theresa A. Pardo is Deputy Director of the Center for Technology in Government located at the University at Albany. She is also a faculty member in Public Administration and Policy and Informatics at the University. Theresa has written extensively on a range of topics related to IT innovation in government including cross-boundary information sharing, trust and knowledge sharing, and preservation of government records in digital form. She has received research funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Library of Congress, among others. Theresa serves on a variety of editorial and advisory boards including Government Information Quarterly. She also serves as a senior adviser to the Informatization Research Institution, State Information Center, P.R. China.