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


Ruth Cammies

Open University

Ruth has been the University Archivist at The Open University (OU) since 2003. Ruth manages the delivery of the University Archive Service and the OU Digital Archive. She has a particular interest in preserving audio-visual archive materials and web archiving. In 2013 Ruth gained a post-master’s certificate in Digital Stewardship from Simmons College (Boston, USA).


Elizabeth England

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Elizabeth is Digital Preservation Specialist with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.


Tom Ensom


Tom is a Digital Conservator specialising in the preservation of software. A Time-based Media Conservator for Tate, he works with those caring for software-based cultural heritage to research, develop and implement strategies for its long-term preservation.


Emma Hancox

University of Bristol

Emma is the Digital Archivist for the University of Bristol and a registered archivist with experience in the university, charity and local government sectors. Her past roles have included working on projects to open up archives through cataloguing and digitisation and involvement in the day-to-day running of archive services.


Patricia Herterich

Digital Curation Centre

Patricia is Research Data Specialist for the Digital Curation Centre, working on the European Commission funded project FAIRsFAIR. She has previously worked as a data librarian at CERN’s Scientific Information Service working closely with software developers to deliver data and code sharing solutions. In 2016, she joined the University of Birmingham as Research Repository Advisor, providing training and advice on research data management and managing the University’s institutional repositories.


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. 


Micky Lindlar

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)

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


Kirsty Lingstadt

University of Edinburgh

Kirsty is Head of Digital Library and Depute Director of Library and University Collections at the University of Edinburgh. She plays a key role in delivering digital services within the library, with a key focus on Discovery of Collections online. This includes digitization of collections, digital preservation and also providing tools and services for digital scholarship.


Annette Mills

State Library of South Australia

Annette Mills is Project Librarian at the State Library of South Australia.


Alexandra Mitchell

University of Salford

Alexandra is the Archivist at the University of Salford, with experience and demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. She is skilled in Digital Preservation across the higher education and heritage sectors.


Svenia Pohlkamp


Svenia is coordinator for nestor and works for the Deutsche Nationalbibliotek.


Arran Rees

University of Leeds

Arran is the Research Associate for the Unlocking our Digital Heritage project. He recently submitted his AHRC-funded PhD thesis at the University of Leeds where he looked at approaches to collecting and preserving social media content in museums. Before moving into academia, Arran worked, for the best part of a decade, in museums across the UK, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of Cardiff. His research interests include digital cultural heritage, museums and archives, collections management and collaborative and action-focused research.


Sebastien Roncin


Sebastien is an archivist for Bacardi-Martini in France.


Anthea Seles

International Council on Archives

As Secretary General if the International Council on Archives, Anthea co-ordinates the work of ICA officers and bodies on the organization’s major initiatives and manages its relations with external partners. She has a PhD in Information Studies and in her previous role was Digital Transfer Manager for the UK National Archives.


Paul Stokes


Paul is Senior co-design manager at Jisc where he has responsibility for supporting the exploration and, where appropriate, the take-up of innovative technologies and standards that will have a demonstrable positive impact on further and higher education in the UK. 


Melanie Swalwell

Swinburne University of Technology

Melanie Swalwell is Professor of Digital Media Heritage in the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies at Swinburne University. Melanie’s research focuses on the creation, use, preservation, and legacy of complex digital artefacts such as videogames and media artworks.


Sara Day Thomson

University of Edinburgh

Sara is Digital Archivist for the University of Edinburgh. In her previous role for the DPC, she helped coordinate community-building and sustainability for the EU-funded project TIMBUS, which aligns digital preservation with business continuity solutions. She also conducted a 15-month study into preserving forms of Big Data in collaboration with the UK Data Service and is the the author of Preserving Social Media, a DPC Technology Watch report that articulates the challenges of capturing and preserving user-generated content on web-based platforms. Her main interests include the preservation of web and social media content, community uptake of new methods and tools, and practical case studies for implementing digital preservation. 


Tamara van Zwol

Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed

Before joining the Dutch Digital Heritage Network, Tamara was coordinator of Preservation Watch at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision on behalf of the domain of sustainability in the Dutch Digital Heritage Network. She is a trained archivist and worked most of her career as a heritage consultant and as a digital heritage coach for museums, archives and historical societies in the province of South Holland.



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