Jonathan "Max" Eckard

Max Eckard is the Assistant Director for Curation at the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. In this role, he leads the Bentley's holistic approach to curating archives of all genres and formats, and provides strategic vision for the development, maintenance, and integration of the Bentley’s technical ecosystem, including Aeon, ArchivesSpace, and Archivematica, Archive-It, DSpace, Kaltura, and other platforms.

He has frequently published and presented on topics at the intersection of archives, digital libraries, and technology, developed and teaches the Society of American Archivists’ Education course “Tool Integration: From Pre-SIP to DIP,” and authored the book Making Your Tools Work for You: Building and Maintaining an Integrated Technical Ecosystem for Digital Archives and Libraries. As it pertains to tool and systems integration, he was part of the 2014-2016 ArchivesSpace-Archivematica-DSpace Workflow Integration project team and served on the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory committee, heading the Integrations sub-team.

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