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Mike Ashenfelder, from the Library of Congress, talks with Michele Kimpton about her career as an electrical engineer, software engineer and business person. She also gives her visionary perspective on web archiving, digital preservation, cloud storage and the future of personal archiving.
Michele Kimpton is the Chief Executive Officer at DuraSpace. Kimpton co- founded the DSpace Foundation in 2007 to lead the collaborative development and strategic direction of the DSpace open-source software platform. Kimpton is also a leader in cloud technology with Duracloud, a hosted service and open technology developed by DuraSpace.
Before founding the DSpace Foundation, Michele Kimpton was a director in various startups, including Web Archive Director at Internet Archive and Chief Operations Officer at eframes.com. Prior to her software-related work, Kimpton was an electrical engineer for 15 years in the fortune 500 company, Raychem corporation, holding positions in engineering, product management, business development and sales management.
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.