SILS alumnus, Martin Gengenbach, selected for National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Award

June 20, 2013

Martin GengenbachMartin Gengenbach, alumnus of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected as one of four recipients of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance Innovation Working Group Innovation Awards for work he completed with Dr. Cal Lee, Frances Carroll McColl Term Professor, while a student and in support of the BitCurator project. 

Selected in the category of “Future Steward,” Gengenbach, who is employed by the Gates Archive is recognized for his “work documenting digital forensics tools and workflows, especially his paper, “The Way We Do it Here: Mapping Digital Forensics Workflows in Collecting Institutions” and his work "cataloging the DFXML schema.”

The article included in the Library of Congress publication, The Signal, says “Selected from a large pool of nominations, this year’s Innovation Award winners represent the creativity, collaboration and willingness to explore novel approaches to complex challenges that define innovation in the preservation and accessibility of digital content. The four winners also represent the diversity of institutions, projects, individuals, and communities working to provide stewardship to digital materials of value.”

Gengenbach will receive the award next month during the Digital Preservation 2013 conference in Washington D.C. He has also been invited to present information about his award winning project. An article about Gengenbach and his work will be part of an upcoming feature in The Signal.