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Tim Walsh (pronouns: they/them) is a digital preservationist, archivist, and software developer based in Montreal with experience at institutions such as Concordia University, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Harvard Business School, and Tufts University. They are a recipient of a 2019 NDSA Individual Innovation Award and were a 2018 Summer Fellow at the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard University. Tim is the maintainer of several free and open source software projects that support digital preservation and curation activities, including Brunnhilde, Bulk Reviewer, and METSFlask.
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Some of my areas of interest and expertise include:
- Digital architecture and design records
- Management of sensitive information in digital archives
- Environmental sustainability of digital preservation
- Digital preservation repository system planning and design
- Digital forensics and digital processing workflows
- Scripting and automation
- Web archiving
Interviews, mentions of my work, and examples of my software in use include:
- “Concordia librarian wins an international award for his innovations in digital stewardship and preservation”, Ashley Fortier and Leslie Goldstein, Concordia University News, 30 October 2019.
- “SCOPE: A digital archives access interface”, Kelly Stewart and Stefana Breitwieser, Code4Lib Journal, Issue 43, 14 February 2019.
- “Improving Workflows at UNC Libraries’ Wilson Special Collections Library”, Erica Titkemeyer and Jessica Venlet, bloggERS!: The Blog of SAA’s Electronic Records Section, 16 October 2018.
- “GVSU Scripted IR Curation in the Cloud”, Matt Schultz and Kyle Felker, bloggERS!: The Blog of SAA’s Electronic Records Section, 11 September 2018.
- “Adapting the Disk Imaging Workflow”, Lance Thomas Stuchell, Bits and Pieces: Digital Preservation and Research Data (University of Michigan Library blog), 29 May 2018.
- “Expertmeeting: Archiving Digital Architectural Heritage”, Lotte Haagsma, Het Nieuwe Instituut, April 2018.
- “Designing the Future Landscape: Digital Architecture, Design & Engineering Assets”, Aliza Leventhal, Library of Congress report, 12 March 2018.
- “The Quest for a Universal Translator for Old, Obsolete Computer Files”, Jessica Leigh Hester, Atlas Obscura, 8 March 2018.
- “Review: Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention”, Matthew Allen, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 76, No. 2, June 2017.