Press Release: LYRASIS Announces Christine Di Bella as New Program Manager for ArchivesSpace
ATLANTA, GA – February 3, 2017 – LYRASIS, a leading non-profit membership organization serving archives, libraries and museums is pleased to announce that Christine Di Bella has been hired as the new ArchivesSpace Program Manager. ArchivesSpace is an open source archives information management application and LYRASIS serves as its organizational home.
In this new role, Christine will work directly with the community to set the strategy and goals for ArchivesSpace. The Program Manager is central to the success of the ArchivesSpace program, and works closely and collaboratively with the ArchivesSpace community, advisory groups and governing board. Christine will be involved in all aspects of the program and will serve as a key spokesperson and advocate for ArchivesSpace. Her new position is effective immediately.
Robert Miller, CEO of LYRASIS, says of the hiring decision, “Christine is uniquely qualified to serve the ArchivesSpace program and community. She has been heavily involved with the development of the community up to this point and has a strong professional knowledge of both the application and the archives community who contribute to it. We are excited to have her in this new position and I have no doubt that her talents will continue to build the success of the ArchivesSpace program into the future, enabling us to serve archives.”
Carol Mandel, Chair of the ArchivesSpace board, says, “We’re excited to have Christine in this important position. She has demonstrated her commitment to the program and our community in her position as Community Outreach Manager, and her expertise will help us continue to move ArchivesSpace forward to ever more success in the future.”
Christine has been with the ArchivesSpace team since 2014. In her most recent role as Community Outreach Manager she participated in a number of activities to strengthen the program and engage the community in its future in part by improving both the quality and timeliness of our communication to members and non-members. She has extensive knowledge of ArchivesSpace and a close connection to its community. Before joining the ArchivesSpace team, Christine managed the archives at the Institute for Advanced Study, led a consortial survey project for the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL), and worked on large processing projects at institutions including the 92nd Street Y and the University of Michigan.
Christine holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Wesleyan University and her Masters of Science in Information from the School of Information at the University of Michigan. She also holds a Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from the Society of American Archivists.
LYRASIS serves as the organizational home for ArchivesSpace, providing resources and services to help grow, support and amplify the community contributions. These include program management, technology, financial services and logistics support. Click here to learn more about LYRASIS’ role as organizational home for ArchivesSpace.
LYRASIS (www.lyrasis.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, partners with member libraries, archives and museums to create, access and manage information with an emphasis on digital content, while building and sustaining collaboration, enhancing operations and technology, and increasing buying power.
ArchivesSpace is the next-generation web-based archives information management system, designed by archivists and supported by diverse archival repositories. Learn more at www.archivesspace.org.