Riccardo Ferrante

Riccardo Ferrante, Information Technology Archivist and director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives' Electronic Records Program, oversees its digital preservation, digitization and electronic records management activities. His work has focused on born digital objects and digital curation, including websites and email.

Ferrante was co-principal investigator of the Collaborative Electronic Records Project (2004-2008) (http://siarchives.si.edu/cerp/) that developed a preservation solution for email accounts, and he currently participates in the development of an international Repository Audit and Certification standard (2008-2010). In addition, he's worked with libraries to enhance and implement library information systems (1994-2003).

Ferrante received his BS in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University, and he is a member of the Society of American Archivists.