Added on 2 June 2011

The Digital Preservation Coalition is delighted to announce that Angela Dappert and Sharon McMeekin will be joining the DPC as Special Project Officers.

‘People are often surprised to discover that the DPC achieves so much with such a small staff complement,’ explained Richard Ovenden, Chair of the DPC.  ‘Appointing two new staff means a 100% increase in staff and a radical expansion in the benefits we can deliver to members. It’s a really exciting development for the Coalition.’

‘The special project officers will help DPC members contribute to and participate in two projects funded by the European Commission, the TIMBUS project and the APARSEN Network of Excellence’, explained William Kilbride, Executive Director.  ‘TIMBUS is developing new approaches to embed digital preservation in business processes while APARSEN is working across a large number of partners to reduce fragmentation in digital preservation research.’

Angela DappertAngela Dappert joins the DPC from the British Library where for 5 years she has been requirements manager, project manager and researcher. She has participated in the EC-funded digital preservation projects ‘SCAPE’ and ‘PLANETS’, the development of the British Library’s Digital Library System and has implemented digital preservation actions for the British Library collections.  She has published and contributed to digital preservation research and training and has contributed to standards development. She is a graduate of the Universities of Heidelberg and Texas at Austin.

Sharon McMeekinSharon McMeekin joins the DPC from the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland where she was digital archives curator and digital archivist.  In this role she led the development of a digital repository for a diverse range of geospatial, architectural and archaeological data sets.  She managed a large scale catalogue enhancement project which included a significant training role.  She is a graduate of the University of Glasgow.

Both Sharon and Angela start with the DPC on 13th June. Angela will be based in the DPC office in York and Sharon will work from the DPC office in Glasgow.

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