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Helen Tibbo is Alumni Distinguished Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this podcast she talks with the Library of Congress’s Mike Ashenfelder about history, information retrieval and her pioneering work designing curriculum for 21st century information technologists and digital curators.
Helen Tibbo has been an educator for over 30 years. She earned an M.A. in American Studies, an MLS and a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science. In 1989, Tibbo joined the faculty of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she taught reference and online retrieval. She recognized the growing need for students to be trained in handling digital materials and the lack of resources for that training, so in 2000 she started teaching Digital Preservation and Access, one of the first college courses of its kind in the world. Today she is a leader in training future digital curators and information technologists.
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.