Announcing the inaugural Canadian Web Archiving Coalition Coordinating Committee membership

March 15, 2018 – The Canadian web archiving community responded with great enthusiasm to last month’s call from CARL’s Digital Preservation Working Group for nominations to the inaugural Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (CWAC) Coordinating Committee.

The Coordinating Committee is responsible for overseeing the work of the CWAC, and will providing expert guidance and strategic insight to cultivate and support a Canadian web archiving community of practice centred in memory institutions like libraries, archives, and museums.

We are very pleased to announce the inaugural members of the Coordinating Committee, each of which brings significant expertise and experience on the range of issues within the Committee’s mandate:

  • David Alexander, Head of Archives, Access and Digital, Royal BC Museum
  • Janice Banser, Systems Librarian, Simon Fraser University
  • Jonathan Bengtson, University Librarian, University of Victoria
  • Corey Davis, Digital Preservation Coordinator, Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL)
  • Jane C. Duffy, Librarian for Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Engineering Transfer, MacEwan University
  • Naomi Eichenlaub, Catalogue Librarian, Ryerson University
  • Mireille Laforce, Directrice du dépôt légal et de la conservation des collections patrimoniales, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
  • Catherine McGoveran, Interim Head, GSG Centre and Social Sciences Library, University of Ottawa
  • Cindy McLellan, Archivist & Librarian, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Amanda Oliver, Archivist, Western University
  • Umar Qasim, Digital Preservation Officer, University of Alberta
  • Tom Smyth, Manager, Digital Integration, Digital Preservation and Migration Division, Library and Archives Canada
  • Nicholas Worby, Web Archives Program Coordinator, University of Toronto

CARL appreciates all of those who put their names forward to serve on the Coordinating Committee and looks forward to working with the inaugural membership to advance web archiving in Canada.

More about the CWAC:
Under the auspices of the CARL’s Digital Preservation Working Group and the Advancing Research Committee, the Canadian Web Archiving Coalition (CWAC) is an inclusive community of practice within Canadian libraries, archives, and other memory institutions engaged or otherwise interested in web archiving. The CWAC explores gaps and opportunities that could be addressed by nationally coordinated strategies, actions, and services, including collaborative collection development, training, infrastructure development, and support for practitioners.

For more information, contact:
Corey Davis
Digital Preservation Coordinator
Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL)
(778) 677-5746