Jefferson Bailey

Director of Web Archiving Programs, Internet Archive

Jefferson Bailey

Director of Web Archiving Programs, Internet Archive

Biography

Jefferson Bailey is Director of Web Archiving and Data Services at the Internet Archive. Jefferson joined the Internet Archive in 2014 and manages a range of Internet Archive’s services and products for web archiving, data preservation, and research services. These include Archive-It, used by over 600 institutions to preserve the web, as well as specialized and domain-scale web harvesting services for libraries, governments, and open knowledge organizations around the world. He also manages computational research services using web data and products for scholarly preservation and access. He works closely with research institutions, libraries, publishers and non-profits on collaborative technology development, digital preservation, community building, educational and training, and other programs. He has lead multiple grants focused on research data, systems interoperability, digital curation, and community history and news preservation, and has overseen special project such as https://gifcities.org. Prior to his work at the Internet Archive, Jefferson worked on strategic initiatives, program development, digital collections and preservation, and professional training at institutions such as Library of Congress, Metropolitan New York Library Council, Brooklyn Public Library, and Frick Art Reference Library and he worked in the archives at NARA, NASA, and Atlantic Records. He is a former Chair of the International Internet Preservation Consortium and has an MLIS in Archives from University of Pittsburgh and a BA in English from Oberlin College. He once flew NASA’s Space Shuttle Simulator and caused, according to the flight engineer, “minor landing gear damage.” He has deaccessioned all records of this event from his personal archive.

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Keynote: Jefferson Bailey

2019-Oct-10
5:45 pm
DHMD