My name is Tessa Walsh. I am a digital preservationist based in Montréal and a software developer at Artefactual Systems. I use she/her and they/them pronouns.

Prior to joining Artefactual, I developed and implemented digital preservation programs as Digital Preservation Librarian at Concordia University and Digital Archivist at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. I am a recipient of a 2019 NDSA Individual Innovation Award and was a 2018 Summer Fellow at the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University.

I am the maintainer of several free and open source software projects that support digital preservation and curation activities, including Brunnhilde, Bulk Reviewer, and METSFlask, and enjoy software development using programming languages and frameworks like Python, Django, Flask, JavaScript, and Vue.js.

Some of my interests and areas of expertise include:

  • Digital architecture and design records
  • Management of sensitive information in digital archives
  • Environmental sustainability of digital preservation
  • Digital preservation and curation workflows
  • Digital forensics
  • Archivematica
  • BitCurator
  • Digital preservation repository system planning and design

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