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Andrea Goethals, digital preservation and repository services manager at the Harvard University library, talks with the Library of Congress’s Mike Ashenfelder about her career transition from architecture to information technology and about her repository work at the Florida Digital Archive and in Harvard University’s library system. Goethals also talks about her work on the Global Digital Format Registry and with the preservation working group of the International Internet Preservation Coalition.
Andrea Goethals is digital preservation and repository services manager at the Harvard University library. She earned a Bachelor of Design in Architecture in 1989, a Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning in 1998 and a Master of Science in Computer Science in 2002, all from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She was a GIS Programmer and Cartographer, a Software Developer for the Geoplan Center at the University of Florida, a Java Developer and Architect for the Florida Center for Library Automation and senior digital library software engineer at the Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems.
About Digital Preservation
The mission of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program is to develop a national strategy to collect, preserve and make available significant digital content for current and future generations. Collaboration and shared ideas are essential to the success of all digital preservation institutions. These podcasts are conversations with digital preservation leaders.