Senior Consultant Amy Rudersdorf has had a career focused on helping organizations preserve and provide maximal access to their digital content with good stewardship practice and quality metadata. She brings a unique perspective to her work, after years running digital content creation and preservation programs in academic, government, and nonprofit settings, and with organizations of all sizes.
Most recently, she developed data strategies and processes, and coordinated a national network of institutional partners for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a visionary, large-scale project that supports the public commons for cultural heritage community and provides a central public access point to millions digital assets from thousands of institutions throughout the US. At the State Library of North Carolina, Amy established and directed a nationally recognized digital collections and stewardship program. She won several major grants to support the preservation of born-digital state government publications, and her team was one of the first in the nation to systematically capture social media content for long-term access. At AVP, she has consulted on topics including digital preservation, technology selection and implementation, and metadata management for clients including the University of Calgary, Berea College, Paramount Pictures, Library of Congress, and Indiana University.
Amy has taught graduate courses in metadata and preservation and contributes frequently to national and international conferences and digital preservation workshops like the Library of Congress’s Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program. She has also served in advisory roles in contexts such as the Europeana Sounds Initiative and Institute for Museums and Library Services (IMLS) national leadership grants.
Amy holds an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, and a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her family and pit bull.