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Rob Cartolano Wins Election as DuraSpace Board-Member-at-Large

Winchester, MA  The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that Robert Cartolano has won the election as the Board-Member-at-Large for the DuraSpace Board of Directors.

Robert is Associate Vice President for Digital Programs and Technology Services for Columbia University Libraries/Information Services. Robert is an accomplished leader in his role there, include the development of a digital preservation storage system, the opening of three new digital centers, as well as a Blacklight-based CLIO (Columbia Libraries Information Online) discovery service. Formerly he was the Director of the Library Information Technology Office at Columbia. In addition, Robert has also been a key leader in the efforts over the last several years to bring Fedora 4 forward.

Rob commented, "I’m grateful for my election to the DuraSpace Board and I remain strongly committed to supporting national and local efforts to build sustainable approaches to digital preservation and access. I fully support DuraSpace's initiatives to better serve the needs of community source projects while developing new and innovative services."

About the Election

In March, everyone from the community, both DuraSpace members and non-members, were invited to nominate individuals to serve as the Board-Member-at-Large. The election took place in April and included 13 candidates from around the globe. Votes were cast by a representative from each DuraSpace member institution. The results were very close, with each candidates receiving support from a number DuraSpace members.

For more information the Board-Member-at-Large election, please contact Valorie Hollister at

Submitted by Carol Minton Morris on Tue, 2015-05-05 08:59