Sibyl Schaefer

Sibyl Schaefer is the Digital Preservation Analyst for Research Data Curation at the University of California, San Diego. She is Program Manager for Chronopolis and helps define long-term digital preservation solutions for the UC San Diego campus.

Schaefer was previously the Head of Digital Programs at the Rockefeller Archive Center where she managed the adoption of tools and technologies to assist in the care of archival materials. One of her main tasks was to increase the technological proficiency of archivists throughout the institution in order to fully integrate digital and traditional archival practices, including the development of supporting policies, forensic workflows, and training initiatives to support digitized and born digital materials. She also managed other digital services that support archival endeavors, including digitization projects and archival access, request, and description systems. Schaefer previously served as the Metadata Librarian for the University of Vermont’s Center for Digital Initiatives and as the User Services Liaison on the Archivists’ Toolkit project out of New York University.

Schaefer has an MLIS with a specialization in Archival Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is currently Chair of the ArchivesSpace Technical Advisory Council and is a member of the Society of American Archivists’ Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Committee. She was previously elected to co-chair for the ALA Digital Preservation Interest Group and has provided consulting services on digital preservation issues. She was selected as an ALA Emerging Leader in 2011 and a participant in the Archives Leadership Institute in 2013.

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