Please join me in welcoming the three newly elected Coordinating Committee members Stacey Erdman, Jen Mitcham, and Hannah Wang. Their terms begin January 1, 2022 and run through December 31, 2024.
Stacey Erdman is the Digital Preservation & Curation Officer at Arizona State University. In this position, she has responsibility for designing and leading the digital preservation and curation program for ASU Library. She is also currently serving as the Acting Digital Repository Manager at ASU, where she has been working with the repository team on migrating repository platforms to Islandora. She is the former Digital Archivist at Beloit College; and Digital Collections Curator at Northern Illinois University. She has been a part of the Digital POWRR Project since its inception in 2012, and is serving as Principal Investigator for the recently funded IMLS initiative, the Digital POWRR Peer Assessment Program. Stacey currently serves on the 2021 NDSA Program Committee, and is also a member of the Membership Task Force. She has been excited to see the steps that the NDSA has taken recently to diversify the member base, and looks forward to working as a part of the CC to help make this work mission-critical. Stacey feels passionately about making the digital preservation field more equitable and inclusive, and would be a strong advocate for expanding NDSA’s outreach, advocacy, and education efforts.
Jen Mitcham is Head of Good Practice and Standards at the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC), an international membership organization with charitable status based in the UK. In her role at the DPC, Jenny is responsible for promoting and maintaining the DPC’s maturity model for digital preservation, the Rapid Assessment Model (DPC RAM), and leads a digital preservation project with the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. She has recently led the DPC’s taskforce on EDRMS preservation which has resulted in the publication of an online resource. She is involved in the organization of events and commissioning publications on digital preservation issues and provides support to DPC Members in a variety of different areas. Jenny was previously a digital archivist at the Archaeology Data Service and the University of York and has been working in the field of digital preservation since 2003. She has been involved in several initiatives with the NDSA over the last few years, including the revision of the NDSA Levels of Preservation and the 2021 Fixity Survey.
Hannah Wang works at Educopia Institute, where she is the Community Facilitator for the MetaArchive Cooperative and the Project Manager for the BitCuratorEdu project. Her work and research focuses on digital archives pedagogy and amplifying and coordinating the work of digital preservation practitioners through communities of practice. She currently serves on the NDSA Staffing Survey Working Group. Hannah was previously the Electronic Records & Digital Preservation Archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society, and has taught graduate-level archives classes as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison iSchool. She received her MSIS from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and lives in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
We are also grateful to the very talented, qualified individuals who participated in this election.
We are indebted to our outgoing Coordinating Committee members, Stephen Abrams and Salwa Ismail, for their service and many contributions. To sustain a vibrant, robust community of practice, we rely on and deeply value the contributions of all members, including those who took part in voting.