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Helen R. Tibbo
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Keeping Carolina: Building a Trusted Repository from the RLG/NARA Audit Checklist
Helen R. Tibbo is a Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches in the areas of archives and records management, digital preservation and access, electronic retrieval, and reference. She is co-PI with partners at Duke University Libraries for two projects funded by the National Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the Managing the Digital University Desktop project (www.ils.unc.edu/digitaldesktop) and the NHPRC Electronic Records Research Fellowship Program (www.ils.unc.edu/nhprcfellows). Dr. Tibbo is a co-PI with collaborators from the University of Michigan and the University of Toronto for a Mellon Foundation funded project to develop standardized metrics for assessing use and user services for primary sources. She and Dr. Ian Anderson from the University of Glasgow (Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute) are exploring U.S. and European historians and their information-seeking behaviors with regard to primary source materials in the Delmas-funded project, Primarily History. She is also director of the Minds of Carolina (http://ibiblio.org/minds/) project that is developing tools, methodologies, and guidelines, to help scholars prepare their materials for self- archiving within the trusted digital repository at UNC. She has been the organizer and an instructor in the Digitization for Cultural Heritage Professionals 2002-2004 workshops held at SILS (www.ils.unc.edu/DCHP) and served on the JCDL program committees in 2002 and 2003. She was a Society of American Archivists Council member, 1996-2000 and currently serves on the editorial boards of the American Archivist and the Journal of Archival Organization.
Colleges and universities are increasingly recognizing the need to develop institutional repositories to house campus digital assets. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now undertaking such an endeavor with the goal of being able to preserve access to a wide range of significant materials including research data, institutional electronic records, special collections digitization projects, computer simulation, and much more. This presentation will discuss the planning and construction of a pilot repository and associated policies and procedures. Our work is structured by the RLG/NARA Draft Audit Checklist for Certifying Institutional Repositories with a component for campus-wide guidance and engagement. We will analyze the utility of this document for building trusted repositories.