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Digital Cultural Heritage DC is a monthly meetup group for people interested in collecting, preserving and making available digital cultural heritage information. Our meetings begin with a few short lightning talks followed by social information exchange. This is a great networking opportunity for students, as well as anyone interested in learning about digital collections in archives, museums, libraries or anywhere else. We're interested in digital content of all kinds, including film/video, still images, text, datasets, video games and pretty much anything of value in digital form. We are an open and friendly group, and welcome all comers.

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Meet the DCHDC board!

Building on six years of success, DCHDC has become a great part of the community of practice in DC. The board is going to help further build on the success of the group. We are really excited on getting more voices in the planning process and are excited to see what new ideas will come into the mix from this great team. Below

Rachel Jacobson

Rachel Jacobson worked abroad on several archaeological digs and as a conservation technician at the Carnegie Museum of Art, before enrolling in a Public History MA program at North Carolina State University, where she also worked as a processing archivist. Since NCSU Rachel has worked on digitization and metadata for a number of environmental organizations, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Currently, she is a contractor in Digital Programs at the National Museum of American History.

Jaime Mears

Jaime Mears is an Innovation Specialist with Library of Congress Labs, where she facilitates programs and pilots to support the Library's Digital Strategy. Jaime also serves on the Memory Lab Network Advisory Board to increase personal archiving resources and education around the country.

Trevor Owens

Dr. Trevor Owens is a librarian, researcher, policy maker, and educator working on digital infrastructure for libraries. Owens serves as the first Head of Digital Content Management for Library Services at the Library of Congress. In addition, he teaches graduate seminars in digital history for American University’s History Department and graduate seminars and digital preservation for the University of Maryland’s College of Information, where he is also a Research Affiliate with the Digital Curation Innovation Center.

Atiba Pertilla

Dr. Atiba Pertilla is a Research Fellow and Digital Editor at the German Historical Institute of Washington. In addition to digital history, his fields of interest include U.S. financial history, the history of migration, the history of knowledge, and the history of gender. He received his BA in history from Stanford University and his PhD in history at New York University.

Becca Quon

Becca Quon is the Program Associate for Advancement and Awards at the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at CLIR. There, she helps support a community focused on 'advancing research, learning, social justice, and the public good'​ through the creation of fellowship, learning, and professional development opportunities. She holds an MLS in Archives, Records, and Info Management from the University of Maryland.

Josh Shepperd

Dr. Josh Shepperd is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Catholic University, a Humanities and Information Fellow at Pennsylvania State University, the Sound History Fellow of the Library of Congress NRPB, and Director of the Library of Congress Radio Preservation Task Force. He is currently co-updating the ‘official’ history of public media for the Current and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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