Project Personnel

Bios below include personnel associated with the project from January 2019 onwards. Affiliations and positions listed reflect status of the involved personnel at the beginning of the project.

University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science


Christopher (Cal) Lee – Professor, UNC SILS
(Principal Investigator)

Christopher (Cal) Lee is a Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He teaches archival administration; records management; digital curation; understanding information technology for managing digital collections; and digital forensics. He is a lead organizer and instructor for the DigCCurr Professional Institute, and he teaches professional workshops on the application of digital forensics methods and principles.

Cal’s primary area of research is curation of digital collections. He is particularly interested in the professionalization of this work and the diffusion of existing tools and methods into professional practice. Cal developed “A Framework for Contextual Information in Digital Collections,” and edited and provided several chapters to I, Digital: Personal Collections in the Digital Era published by the Society of American Archivists.

Cal was Principal Investigator of the BitCurator NLP, BitCurator Access, and BitCurator projects. These projects developed and disseminated open-source digital forensics tools for use by archivists and librarians. He was also Principal Investigator of the Digital Acquisition Learning Laboratory (DALL) project and is Senior Personnel on the DataNet Federation Consortium funded by the National Science Foundation. Cal has served as Co-PI on several projects focused on digital curation education: Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr), DigCCurr II: Extending an International Digital Curation Curriculum to Doctoral Students and Practitioners; Educating Stewards of Public Information for the 21st Century (ESOPI-21), Educating Stewards of the Public Information Infrastructure (ESOPI2), and Closing the Digital Curation Gap (CDCG).

 

Kam Woods – Research Scientist, UNC SILS
(Technical Lead, UNC)

Kam Woods is a Research Scientist in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He previously served as technical lead for the BitCurator NLP, BitCurator Access, and BitCurator projects, developing techniques and tools to assist in analyzing and providing access to born-digital materials. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2010. He received his Bachelors with a major in Computer Science from Swarthmore College in 2002.

Kam is interested in interdisciplinary approaches that combine technologies and expertise in the areas of archiving, computer science, and digital forensics for the purpose of enabling and maintaining access to digital objects that are at risk due to obsolescence.

 


Antoine de Torcy – Software Engineer, UNC SILS

Antoine is a full-stack engineer with experience in open source and SaaS development. He was previously a member of the iRODS development team at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and later at the Renaissance Computing Institute in Chapel Hill, NC. He was a back-end engineer at Teamworks Innovations, a sports management startup based in Durham, NC. Antoine holds a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Paris-Dauphine.

 

 

Eliscia Kinder – Project Manager (Year 2), UNC SILS

Eliscia Kinder is a PhD student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Her work at UNC includes a research assistantship at SILS, a metadata and data curation research associate position for the North Carolina PFAS Testing Network, and a teaching assistantship for an American Studies course entitled “Community Histories and Public Humanities: Recovering and Representing the Asylum.” Her research interests include digital humanities, collective memory, modes of archival labor, and community archiving. She holds an MLIS from the University of Alabama and an MA in English with a focus on Irish Literature & Culture from Boston College.

 


Anusha Suresh – Project Manager (Year 1), UNC SILS

Anusha Suresh is currently enrolled in the MSIS program at UNC SILS. Anusha has previously worked on data analytics and UX projects with the UNC Office of Undergraduate Retention. She has also completed internships with Credit Suisse and Polaris Associates in Atlanta, where she contributed to document analysis and management projects.

 

Division of Archives and Records (DAR) of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NC DNCR)


Camille Tyndall Watson – Digital Services Manager
(Co-Principal Investigator)

Camille Tyndall Watson is the subgrantee project lead and will oversee management, progress and evaluation of all aspects of the TOMES software development. Camille joined the State Archives of North Carolina in 2015 as the Digital Archivist for the institution. In 2017, she moved into her current role as the Section Head for the Digital Services Section. In her current role, she oversees the SANC’s Digital Access Branch, which manages online outreach, digitization, and the North Carolina Digital Collections, and the institution’s digital preservation program. Camille has presented on email archiving and other digital preservation topics across the country at conferences, including SAA, BPE, and SARC, and webinars for CoSA and NAGARA. She also is a member of the CoSA SERI Education Subcommittee, the SNCA Executive Board as the Electronic Records Chair, and was a part of the Mellon Foundation Email Task Force. Camille has a BA in English Literature and Theatre Arts from East Carolina University, an MA in English Literature from Boston College, and an MLS with a concentration in archives and records management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 


Jamie Patrick-Burns – Digital Archivist
(Investigator)

Jamie Patrick-Burns will work with the NC DAR Technical Lead to document tools and develop workflows and training for use within the DAR. Jamie is the Digital Archivist for the State Archives of North Carolina, where she is responsible for the repository of born-digital and digitized records of the State of North Carolina. She serves on the CoSA SERI Education Subcommittee, UNC School of Information and Library Science Alumni Association board, and has been involved with the Society of North Carolina Archivists. Previously she held positions at Durham County Library, the WiderNet Project, and Duke University Archives. She has a MSLS from UNC – Chapel Hill and an MA in Public History from North Carolina State University.

 

Sangeeta Desai – Systems Integration Librarian
(Technical Lead, SANC)

Sangeeta Desai serves as the Technical Lead for RATOM at NC DAR. As the current Systems Integration Librarian for the State Archives of North Carolina, she is responsible for the development and maintenance of the division’s digital systems, including the North Carolina digital repository and archives management databases. Prior to joining the State Archives, she interned at National Humanities Center as a member of the metadata and content management team. She has also worked at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, the NC Digital Heritage Center, and Data Rescue RTP. She has an MSIS from UNC Chapel Hill with a certificate in Digital Curation, as well as her Ph.D. in South Asian religion and literature.