Liz Bishoff

Liz Bishoff is the owner and principal consultant for The Bishoff Group, a library and cultural heritage organization consulting services organization. Bishoff works with archives, libraries and museums developing digital program plans, digital preservation plans, providing guidance on development of local practices, and offers workshops on a range of digital topics including digital project management, metadata, digital preservation and funding digital projects. Previously Bishoff was the Director of Digital and Preservation Services, BCR, Inc. where she worked closely with organizations as they developed and managed their digital program. While at BCR, Bishoff implemented an innovated mass digitization program, Shelf-to-Life which offered cultural heritage organizations an opportunity to convert public domain publications to high quality digital e-books for on demand print copies.

Bishoff was Vice President for Digital Collection Services at OCLC, and founding Executive Director of the Colorado Digitization Program. Under several IMLS National Leadership Grants, Bishoff led the development of collaborative best practices in metadata and digital imaging, resulting in the widely adopted CDP Metadata Dublin Core Best Practices and the Digital Imaging Best Practices. Through an IMLS funded Museum grant to the Northeast Document Conservation Center, Bishoff worked on the development of Digital Preservation Readiness Assessment survey and handbook. Since 2005 Bishoff has conducted more than 50 preservation readiness assessments.

Bishoff has served as faculty on several NEH funded workshops including Stewardship of Digital Assets and Staying on TRAC. Bishoff is an active member of the American Library Association she is a member of ALA Council, the ALA Board and is a past-Treasurer of the ALA. Bishoff is currently a member of the SAA Digital Archivist Certificate Sub-Committee and a faculty member for Preserving Digital Archives course. Liz holds an MLS from Rosary College, and has post-graduate work in public administration at Roosevelt University.