Kari Smith

Kari Smith

Kari Smith joined the staff of the MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections in December 2011 as the digital archivist; in her role there, she is establishing process and procedures for acquiring and managing born-digital content. Previously she was the head of the Visual Resource Collections and Media Services at the University of Michigan's History of Art department. Kari led the VRC through its ongoing transition from a predominantly slide library and image archives to a collection of digital image resources. She has been an instructor for the Digital Preservation Management workshops since 2008. Kari's research interests include intellectual and long-term access to cultural material especially through interoperable metadata of digital objects. Kari earned her bachelor's degree in international relations from George Mason University and her master's degree in information from the University of Michigan School of Information.

Engineering the Future, Digital Archives at MIT is her blog discussing the work and research into establishing and managing digital archives at MIT