Eric Sonnenberg, Law Library (chair), 2019-2023
Alice Prael, Beinecke Library, (vice-chair) 2016-2024
Trip Kirkpatrick, Library IT, 2020-2023
Claire Fox, Digital Preservation 2022-2024
David Cirella, Digital Preservation, 2018-2023
Rachel Chatalbash, Deputy Director for Research, Yale Center for British Art
Dale Henrickson, Director of Library Information Technology
Christine McCarthy, Director of Preservation, Yale University Library
Chris Weideman, Director, Manuscripts and Archives
Guided by the vision: all Yale University Libraries and Museums (YUL/M) special collections are able to acquire, manage, preserve, and provide access to born digital archival materials, with at least the same level of stewardship and care as is devoted to our physical collections, the Born Digital Archives Working Group (BDAWG) is charged with the following:
Sponsor: Director, Beinecke Library and Advisory group consisting of the following members (or their delegate):
Frequency of meetings
Biweekly. In addition, the group meets with its sponsor(s) twice per year, or as needed.
Term of Service
Group members serve for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal. The secretary position serves for 1 year. Members are expected to commit 10 hours per month, including attending meetings.
Members are people in Yale Libraries and Museums working directly with born-digital archives or those with knowledge or experience in related areas. Working group members will be solicited via the YUL listserv and are appointed by Chair, in consultation with BDAWG. The Chair and Vice-Chair are recommended by the BDAWG and appointed by the sponsor(s); each serves for 1 year. Ideally, members will have served on BDAWG for a minimum of one year prior to becoming Vice-Chair. Both small and large repositories will be represented in BDAWG membership.