Meet the Web Archiving Roundtable Leaders for 2014-2015!

Kate Stratton: Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Kate Stratton is Assistant Archivist at the Gates Archive where she has multi-functional responsibilities, particularly in the acquisition, accession, and description of incoming born-digital, digitized, and analog materials. Kate also manages the Archive’s web archiving program and tools. Prior to joining the Gates Archive, Kate was Research Library Fellow at Emory University in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library and the Legacy Finding Aids Research Assistant at the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Master’s of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has previously served on the Steering Committee and Education Sub-committee of the Records Management Roundtable.


Benn Joseph: Web Liaison

Benn Joseph joined Northwestern University in 2009 as a Manuscript Librarian, and splits his time between the Northwestern University Archives and the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections where he manages both paper-based and digital collections. He is also responsible for developing digital archives workflows for the library, and manages the university’s web archiving initiative. Prior to Northwestern he worked at the Chicago History Museum processing manuscript and photographic collections, and at Benedictine University as the Special Collections Librarian. Benn received his MSLS degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006, and is a member of the 2013 Archives Leadership Institute cohort.


Anna Perricci: Education Coordinator

While completing my MSI in Archives and Records Management at the University of Michigan with a focus on digital preservation, I also earned a graduate teaching certificate.  At the New York Public Library, I served as a preservation librarian and then was responsible for education, outreach and statistical analysis at ARTstor.  On a volunteer basis I have helped artists and activists in New York City preserve their work in multiple venues including in conjunction with FIGMENT (a participatory art festival) and the Archives Working Group of Occupy Wall Street.  In May 2013, I started as a Web Archiving Project Librarian at Columbia University.  A main goal of my role is to foster collaboration and improvements in web archiving.  I work with colleagues to form new collection development models, address technical challenges and implement strategies for the stewardship of web archives.  We are building strong networks of professionals with an interest in web archiving to extend current web archiving models and methods.


John Bence: Social Media Manager

John Bence is the University Archivist in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. John leads the Emory University Archives efforts in acquiring, arranging, describing, and providing access to University records and special collections in all formats, as well as coordinating the development of records management programs at Emory.


Rachel Taketa: Social Media Manager

Rachel Taketa is the Library Specialist for the Industry Documents Digital Libraries at UC San Francisco’s Library and Center for Knowledge Management. She earned her BA from California State University, East Bay and her MLIS from San Jose State University.  In her capacity as Library Specialist, Rachel processes digital assets for the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library (LTDL) and the Drug Industry Documents Archive (DIDA), internationally utilized archives of tobacco and pharmaceutical industry documents. In addition, she co-teaches workshops and webinars, provides reference interviews, and manages the archives’ websites and social presence in the form of blogs, listservs and twitter accounts.  In 2009, Rachel initiated the Industry Documents Digital Libraries’ Web Archives which have produced the California Tobacco Control Web Archives and the newly planned E-Cigarette Web Archive for use by researchers investigating the tobacco industry’s strategies and tactics surrounding the marketing of new nicotine products.


Trevor Alvord graduates to Chair for the 2014/2015 year.  Congrats everyone!

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