As a digital curator of cultural heritage I strive to solve the challenges of digital preservation in libraries, archives, and museums. While solutions exist to extract metadata, securely store objects, and migrate certain classes of digital objects, fundamental problems remain. Digital curation requires a systems-level view in order to join these solutions into a successful digital preservation program.
My work in a variety of projects has helped me build a holistic view of digital curations. From cataloging historic artifacts to analyzing intellectual property concerns, from evaluating digital preservation software to digitizing audio from obsolete formats, I understand the challenges of successful digital preservation. My past experiences have taught me that success is built on more than technical systems. By working with data producers, we digital curators can understand how information is created and why it needs to be preserved.
In addition to my practical experience, I hold an MA in Anatolian Cultural Heritage Management from Koç University and an MSI Digital Preservation with a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Michigan. I am particularly interested in using my skills to further bridge the gaps between the cultural heritage collections of libraries, archives, and museums.