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APTrust Membership, Program and Content Questions:

Bradley Daigle, Executive Director
Bradley Daigle, an experienced librarian and team leader who has been with APTrust since its birth, has published and presented on a wide range of topics including mass digitization, digital curation and stewardship, sustaining digital scholarship, intellectual property issues, mentoring in libraries, and digital preservation. His research interests also include the history of the book, natural history, and early-modern British literature. In recent years, he led an NDSA project to revise the Levels of Preservation, an important tool in the practice of digital preservation. He and the project team won the inaugural International Council on Archives Award for Collaboration and Cooperation administered by the Digital Preservation Coalition and announced on World Digital Preservation Day 2020. He became executive director of APTrust on March 25, 2021.

R. F. (Chip) German Jr., Program Director (retiring May 2021)
Chip German joined APTrust in 2014 after a range of university roles including 11 years as vice president and chief information officer at two institutions where he was responsible for library and IT organizations. In addition to his role as program director of APTrust, from which he retires in May of 2021, he has served in various administrative posts at the University of Virginia Library.

APTrust Technical Design and Operations Questions:

Andrew Diamond, Lead Developer and Technical Architect

Flavia Ruffner, DevOps and Security Lead Engineer