Digital Preservation Officer
The Digital Preservation Officer (DPO) coordinates the development and implementation of preservation policy for Cornell University Library (CUL) and serves as a liaison to the Library’s, as well as external, digital preservation projects and initiatives. The main objective of the DPO position is to develop a conceptual framework for the establishment of a cohesive digital preservation program at Cornell. As the head of the IRIS Research and Assessment Services Department, the DPO is a member of digital preservation research projects teams, see projects.
- Co-chairs development team for the Common Depository System
- Drafted and coordinated the development of the CUL Digital Preservation Policy Framework (pdf) (2004-2005)
- Coordinated the Working Meeting on Preservation
Metadata to identify the minimal set of preservation metadata
elements for the Digitization Service (Spring 2003)
- Served as a member of the Task Force on Digital Repository Certification (2003-2006)
- Co-developer and series lecturer for the Digital Preservation
Management Workshop and Tutorial (2003-2006)
- Collaborated with the Director of Library Systems to define a comprehensive digital preservation policy framework that includes links to technical requirements and other lower-level documents (Winter-Spring 2004)
Nancy Y. McGovern was appointed the first Digital Preservation Officer in January 2002, with the creation of Instruction, Research and Information Services (IRIS) within Cornell University Library. The DPO reports to the AUL for IRIS, Anne R. Kenney.
Department of Research
Cornell University Library
Ithaca, NY 14853