The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to announce its international panel of expert judges for 2022:

Gabriela Andaur Gomez

National Archives of Chile

Gabriela Andaur works as Digital Archivist in the Electronic Archives section of the National Archives of Chile. In that unit, she has worked since 2018 on the design and development of a system for the ingest and digital preservation of born-digital public records, as well as good practices and procedures to be followed by public institutions at the national level for the transfer of electronic records of permanent value to the National Archives. In her role, she is involved in developing the digital preservation processes of the Electronic Archives section and represents the National Archives in the multidisciplinary research project InterPARES Trust IA. Between 2014 and 2021, she was an Assistant Professor at Alberto Hurtado University, where she taught regular courses on Archival Science. She has also worked as a consultant on projects related to the management of records and data in different types of organizations.

Angela Beking

Library and Archives Canada

Angela Beking is an acting Senior Digital Archivist in the Digital Preservation and Migration Division at Library and Archives Canada. She provides strategic advice and subject matter expertise to archivists in the government and private portfolios for the transfer, processing, and preservation of digital archival content. Her areas of expertise include digital curation, risk analysis and response for the acquisition and management of digital archival collections, and the representation of information architecture of digital archives. Angela has worked on several projects in previous positions, including the development of the Rideau Timescapes iPhone app and the management of a major CMS conversion project. Angela holds a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honours) in History as well as a Master of Arts in Public History, both from Carleton University.

Adam Bell

Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) 

Adam Bell leads AARNet’s engagement with Australian cultural organisations and digital preservation initiatives. He is deputy chair of GLAM Peak and member of the Digital Preservation Coalition’s Australasian Stakeholder Group.

Neil Chue Hong

Software Sustainability Institute (SSI)

Neil is the founding Director of the Software Sustainability Institute. He began his career at the University of Edinburgh's EPCC, becoming Project Manager there in 2003. He is presently responsible for representing both the Institute and UK researchers at a national and international level. His current research is in cloud computing, computational chemistry, software ecosystems, and digital repositories. He is also on the advisory boards of several related organisations, such as ASEArch CCP, Future Compute, the Water Science Software Institute, the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyber-Infrastructure, and e-Research South, the editor of the Journal of Open Research Software, and an advocate for Software Carpentry.

Neil Grindley


Neil is the Director of Discovery and Content Services at Jisc, an organization that empowers UK universities, colleges and skills providers to fully exploit the possibilities afforded by digital technologies. He has strategic responsibility for developing products and maintaining services that enable universities and colleges to acquire, create, manage, find and access resources for teaching, learning and research. Neil has managed and led national and international work focused on digital research in the arts & humanities, digital preservation, and data infrastructure services for libraries.

Abbie Grotke

Library of Congress

Abbie Grotke is Assistant Head, Digital Content Management Section, within the Digital Services Directorate of the Library of Congress. She joined the Library in 1997 to work on American Memory digitization project. Since 2002 she has been involved in the Library’s web archiving program. She currently leads the web archiving team, which provides overall program management in support of the collecting of web content for the Library’s collections. In her role, she has helped develop policies, workflows, and tools to collect and preserve web content for the Library’s collections. She has worked on a variety of collaborative web archive collections and projects, including the End of Term Government Web Archive. Grotke currently serves on the Steering Committee of the International Internet Preservation Consortium.

Hilary Hanahoe

Research Data Alliance (RDA)

Hilary Hanahoe is the Secretary General of the global Research Data Alliance (RDA), an international, non-profit, volunteer organisation addressing the need for open and interoperable sharing and re-use of research data and building the social, technical and cross-disciplinary links to enable such sharing and re-use on a global scale. Currently, RDA has a community of over 12,500 individual data professionals from 145 countries collaborating on different open science and open data activities, operating under six fundamental guiding principles of openness, consensus, harmonisation, community-driven, inclusivity, not for profit and technology neutrality. Hilary is responsible for the financial and organisational sustainability of RDA on an international level and is the RDA Foundation CEO. She is passionate about the work of the Research Data Alliance and its vibrant, volunteer community working to enable the open sharing and reuse of data across the globe

Natalie Harrower

Digital Repository of Ireland

Dr. Natalie Harrower is Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland, a Core Trust Seal certified national digital repository for Ireland’s arts, social sciences and humanities data. Actively involved in developing open science policies and practices, Dr. Harrower is a member of the EOSC working group on FAIR, the European Commission’s FAIR data expert group, and the OECD Global Science Forum High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Business Models for Data Repositories. She is currently cochairing the Research Data Alliance COVID-19 working group on data sharing during pandemics. With strong collaborations across the repositories, HSS data and GLAM sectors, Dr. Harrower sits on ALLEA’s Open Science taskforce, chairs the ALLEA E-Humanities Working Group, and has served on programme committees across the data, archiving and preservation sectors (e.g. OR, PASIG, iPres, IDCC). In 2015, she established the international conference series DPASSH: Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities. In Ireland, Dr. Harrower is a member of national groups that are addressing digital data sharing and preservation from different perspectives, including the National Archives Advisory Council, DARIAH Ireland, the Film Heritage Advisory Board, and the National Open Research Forum. In 2016, Dr. Harrower successfully secured long term funding for the Digital Repository of Ireland from the Irish government, transitioning a grant-funded project into a national infrastructure and research centre.

Haliza Jailani

National Library Board Singapore

Previously responsible for the digital infrastructure programme at the National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore, Haliza worked on digital preservation early in 2008 implementing Ex Libris’ Rosetta and operationalising digital preservation processes.  She is currently Deputy Director of  Resource Discovery & Management in NLB, overseeing a team of librarians responsible for cataloguing and knowledge organisation systems, including metadata for digital preservation and linked data for discovery.

Neil Jefferies

Bodleian Libraries University of Oxford

Neil Jefferies is the Head of Innovation at the Bodleian Libraries, supporting Open Scholarship. He was involved with the initial setup of the Eprints and Fedora Repositories at Oxford and is now working on the development of future library-related technologies and services. Neil is Technical Strategist of the Cultures of Knowledge project, and PI of the Unlocking Digital Texts project. He was a founding co-author of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF), a co-author of the Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) for preserving versioned digital objects, and community lead for the SWORD protocol for moving digital objects between systems. Neil has served on the organising committees of international conferences such Open Repositories, DPASSH, The Preservation and Archiving SIG and ILIDE, and teaches regular sessions on a variety of topics at the Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School.

William Kilbride

Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)

Executive Director for the DPC, William is the Acting Overall Chair of the Judging Panel. In his current role at the head of the DPC, he 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.

Kirsty Lingstadt

University of York

Kirsty is Director of Library, Archives and Learning Services, University of York. 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.

Roxana Maurer

Bibliothèque Nationale du Luxembourg

Roxana comes to her role of Digital Preservation Coordinator for the Bibliothèque Nationale du Luxembourg (BnL) with considerable expertise and experience in Information Technology. She manages the Library's digital preservation system as well as being team leader for “”, a persistent identifier management project involving the analysis and development of a system for allocating, managing and resolving identifiers of digital objects and Internet resources, based on ARK (Archival Resource Key).  She is the Technical Project Manager for Luxembourg's Digital Legal Deposit project, analysing the needs and workflows for a digital legal deposit infrastructure for end-users and staff, also automating the acquisition of born-digital content from publishers across the country. She also brings experience of working with open data through her work with the Open Data BnL team, where she prepares, documents and publishes data sets on the BnL’s Open Data platform ( 

Kari May

NDSA / University of Pittsburgh

Kari began her digital preservation work in a state government environment, but now she is the University of Pittsburgh Library System’s (ULS) first Digital Archives and Preservation Librarian. She has designed and implemented the ULS digital preservation program that now safely guides digital assets from receipt to full, secure preservation. She joins the 2022 Digital Preservation Awards judges as a representative of the NDSA Excellence Awards Working Group.

April Miller

World Bank Group

A graduate of the University of British Columbia’s Masters of Archives Studies program, April has worked in the field of archives and records management since 2000. This includes working as a Government Records Archivist at the National Archives of Canada, and now as the Manager for the programs, services and staff of the World Bank Group Archives & Records unit (ITSAR). Established in 1945, the World Bank Group is an international organization whose aim is to reduce poverty and promote shared prosperity around the world, and whose archival holdings illuminate the Bank’s engagement with its member countries to promote economic development. April has had the benefit of working through all records management and archives functions at the Bank, and delights in leading a group of dedicated professionals into our digital preservation endeavour.  

Jenny Mitcham


Jenny began her career getting muddy and wet on archaeological digs so rapidly moved to working in an office with computers. This is how she got into digital preservation. After working for 15 years as a digital archivist at the University of York, she is now Head of Good Practice and Standards at the Digital Preservation Coalition where she has been supporting members with various strategic and practical challenges, and developed the DPC's Rapid Assessment Model (RAM). She also works closely with the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Laura Molloy


Laura is Senior Research Lead at CODATA, the Committee on Data of the International Science Council in Paris, where she fosters CODATA Task Group activity.  In her research, Laura has focused on digital curation and digital literacy skills in UK visual art professional practice. Laura has delivered a number of projects and initiatives in the digital preservation, digital curation and research data management (RDM) spaces. These include the management of a pilot UK research data discovery service for the Digital Curation Centre (DCC); production of a pan-European digital preservation training series for the FP7-funded Planets project; development of the original ‘Digiman’ animation series for DigitalPreservationEurope (DPE); mapping of the JISC Managing Research Data (MRD) programme training outputs to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework and the SCONUL Seven Pillars models for JISC DaMSSI; production of the EC-funded DigCurV digital curation curriculum framework for cultural heritage. She also co-chairs the Research Data Alliance Interest Group on Education and Training for the Handling of Research Data, and the RDA IG Archives and Records Professionals.

Sheila Morrissey

Sheila Morrissey is recently retired from ITHAKA, where her role was to provide technological perspective in researching the impact of the digital transition on the scholarly communications ecosystem, on the sustainability of digital resources, on the scholarly use of digital resources, on digital infrastructure in support of teaching and learning, and on collaborative development of the technical infrastructure of the library of the future. Sheila has worked on ITHAKA's Portico digital preservation service and has written extensively on the complex interactions between digital formats and their mediating software, as well as on the often subtle manner in which software engineering practice complicates the use and intelligibility of digital artifacts, both in the present, and over the very long term. 

Meg Phillips

International Council on ArchivesU.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Meg Phillips is the Vice President for Programme of the International Council on Archives, which she represents on the judging panel. She has been the External Affairs Liaison for the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) since 2013, and before that served as NARA's Electronic Records Lifecycle Coordinator and in several other roles in electronic records project management and archival appraisal since joining NARA in 2002. In the past she has served on the steering committee of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) and was part of the NDSA team that drafted the first Levels of Digital Preservation and the Digital Preservation Staffing Survey.

Sonia Ranade

The National Archives UK

Dr Sonia Ranade is Head of Digital Archiving at The National Archives (UK), with responsibility for digital services to records creators in government (for selection and transfer), preservation of the digital Public Record and access to born digital records. Her research interests include probabilistic approaches to archival description, digital preservation risk and developing new access routes for digital archives. Sonia holds a PhD in Information Science.

Karen Sampson

Lloyds Banking Group

Head of Archives & Museum at Lloyds Banking Group, Karen has over 25 years’ experience in the corporate archive sector. At Lloyds she heads a museum and two archive services (in London and Edinburgh), where she has overseen the recent implementation of a digital preservation system. Karen was a Trustee of the Business Archives Council from 2002-2019, serving as Hon Secretary for much of that time. She currently sits on the UK Archives Service Accreditation Panel. She has previously worked in both local government and university archives.

Remco van Veenendaal

National Archives of the Netherlands (NANETH)Dutch Digital Heritage Network (Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed)

Remco van Veenendaal is Preservation Officer at the National Archives of the Netherlands. He holds an MA in Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing and has 20 years of experience in working on the intersections of language, data, archives and technology, and business, education, science and government. Remco is one of the directors of the Open Preservation Foundation. As a hobby, Remco creates games, such as the digital preservation board game Preservia.

Niklas Zimmer

University of Cape Town Library

Niklas Zimmer is the Manager of the Digital Library Services (DLS) department at the Library of the University of Cape Town (UCT). His research MA on South African Jazz photography drew critical reflections on Fine Arts, Social history and Music. Before his employment at the Libraries in 2015, he worked as digitisation manager at the Centre for Popular Memory (CPM) at UCT, as an art teacher, heading the Visual Arts Department at the German International School Cape Town, and as an archivist at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany. He is part of the AfricArXiv team, which provides a non-profit platform for African scientists to upload their working papers, preprints, accepted manuscripts (post-prints), and published papers.

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