The Digital Preservation Coalition is pleased to announce its international panel of expert judges for 2020:

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.

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.

Susan Corrigall

National Records of Scotland

As Head of Preservation at the National Records of Scotland Susan manages and delivers the services which enable the storage, preservation, conservation and production of documents in all formats: from 12th century charters to websites harvested this month.  Previously Susan managed NRS’s operational digital preservation services including the digital repository and the web archive.  As a director of the Digital Preservation Coalition Susan sits on their Executive Board, and chairs their Workforce Development subcommittee.  A registered archivist, she has represented the UK Archives and Records Association at the World Intellectual Property Office Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. 

Joanna Fleming

State Library of New South Wales

As Digital Curation Specialist at the State Library of New South Wales, Joanna is an experienced audiovisual archivist and digital specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the archives and library industries and particular skills in Digital Preservation, Digital Curation, Audiovisual Preservation and Digital Film acquisition. 

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.

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.

Neil Jefferies

Bodleian Libraries University of Oxford

Neil Jefferies is the Head of Innovation at the Bodleian Libraries, supporting Open Research. 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. Additionally, Neil is Technical Strategist of the Cultures of Knowledge project based in the History Faculty. He has served on the Steering Committee of the Fedora Commons Repository platform and was a founding co-author of the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF). Neil has served on the organising committees of international conferences such Open Repositories, DPASSH, The Preservation and Archiving SIG and Digitalna Kniznica/ILIDE, and runs 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 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.

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 ( 

Sally McInnes

National Library of Wales

Sally is the Head of Unique Collections and collections Chair at the NLW, which includes responsibility for the sustainable preservation of the analogue and digital collections. As chair of the Chair of the Archives and Records Council Wales Digital Preservation Group for Archives and Records Council Wales, she works in partnership with repositories throughout Wales to enable the preservation of the Welsh documentary heritage.

Sharon McMeekin

Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC)

Sharon is the DPC's Head of Workforce Development , leading training and skills development activities for the DPC membership and contributing to work in this area for the broader digital preservation community. Sharon is Managing Editor of the DPC’s “Digital Preservation Handbook” as well as project manager and lead author of the popular “Novice to Know-How” online training, funded by The National Archives (UK).  Sharon is an archivist by training, specialising in digital preservation. Before joining the DPC she spent five years as Digital Archivist with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland where she led the development of digital preservation policy and their repository systems as well as contributing more widely to the archive’s activities.

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 Library and Archives (ITSLA). 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. 

Laura Molloy (Chair)

Oxford Internet Institute / CODATA

Laura is Senior Research Lead at CODATA, the Committee on Data of the International Science Council in Paris, where she engages with the EU FAIRsFAIR project and fosters CODATA Task Group activity.  In her research at the Oxford Internet Institute, Laura focuses 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. 

Marcel Ras

Dutch Digital Heritage Network (DHN)

Marcel is Program Manager for the activities related to Digital Preservation at the Dutch Digital Heritage Network. This network was established in 2015 with the aim to improve the visibility, usability and sustainability of Dutch digital heritage collections; this is essential to ensure the long-term accessibility of digital information through the establishment of a national network of facilities. From 2014 until 2018 Marcel was the Program Manager of the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD), a network to foster exchange of knowledge and national collaboration in digital preservation. Since March 2018, the NCDD has become part of the Digital Heritage Network. His first steps in the world of Digital Preservation was at the national library of The Netherland (KB) where he started the KB’s Web Archiving program. From 2007 until 2011 Marcel was manager of the e-Depot department at the KB and responsible for the operational acquisition, ingest and long term storage of digital publications in the library. As Program Manager for the International e-Depot he became responsible for the development of the international e-journals archiving program of the KB in 2011. In 2019 Marcel was the Organising and Programme Chair for the 16th International Conference on Digital Preservation, iPRES.

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.

Anthea Seles

International Council on Archives

Secretary General of the International Council on Archives (ICA), Dr. Anthea Seles has developed a considerable expertise in digital records management and preservation during her career both in her current role with ICA and in her previous position at The UK National Archives. She has a particular interest in the application of digital preservation practices within the context of developing countries and her PhD thesis on the subject earned her the DPC Award for the Most Distinguished Student Work in Digital Preservation in 2016. She is also serves on the UNESCO PERSIST committee revising ‘The Guidelines for the Selection of Digital Heritage for Long-term Preservation.’

John Sheridan

The National Archives UK

John Sheridan is the Digital Director at The National Archives UK, where he is responsible for its work as a digital archive and a range of digital services. John is leading The National Archives' strategy to become a digital archive by instinct and design. A former co-chair of the W3C e-Government Interest Group, John has a strong interest in web and data standards. He serves on the UK Government’s Open Standards Board which sets data standards for use across government. John was an early pioneer of open data and remains active in that community.

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