Casey Davis Kaufman Honored as 2019 Alumna of Distinction

Casey Davis Kaufman

The School of Library & Information Science is proud to honor Casey Davis Kaufman as their Alumna of Distinction.

Casey Davis Kaufman is Associate Director for the WGBH Media Library and Archives and Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH.

Casey supervises web and systems development, digitization projects, crowdsourcing initiatives, outreach, access, rights management, collection development, and station preservation fundraising. She has managed multiple large scale digitization projects, including an initial 40,000 hours of digitized media contributed by over 100 public media organizations, as well as collections such as PBS NewsHour and the Peabody Awards Collection -- unique programming that previously hadn’t been seen or heard in decades.

She serves as Project Director for the PBCore Development and Training Project, Project Manager for the WGBH Media Library and Archives Digital Infrastructure Project, and Project Manager for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting Capacity Building Project. She was also Project Director for the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship, Project Manager for the “Improving Access to Time-Based Media through Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning” Project, and Project Manager for the AAPB National Digital Stewardship Residency. She has also worked for the PBS history documentary series American Experience and consulted as Archivist for the climate change action campaign DearTomorrow. Her work has given her the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with esteemed historians, digital humanists, educators, producers, engineers, technologists, computational linguists, and lawyers.

Casey serves on the Board for the Association of Moving Image Archivists and the Editorial Advisory Board for Library Juice Press. She recently had the opportunity to work with volunteers in her hometown to record oral history interviews for the Lawrence County Regional History Museum, preserving the voices and stories of citizens of the county for future generations.

Casey graduated with a Master in Library & Information Science in 2012. She remembers her time at LSU as among the most formative two years of her life.

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