Amy specializes in digital stewardship and preservation. She recently developed data strategies and processes and coordinated a national network of institutional partners for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). DPLA provides a central public access point to valuable but disparate collections of millions of digital assets from thousands of institutions across the US.
She has worked extensively with Dublin Core, MODS, EAD, EDM, PREMIS, and MARC, and worked in tandem with DPLA institutional partners to prepare their metadata to transition to the linked-data ready DPLA metadata application profile.
At the State Library of North Carolina, Amy established and directed the Digital Information Management Program (DIMP), a digital collection and stewardship program. She won several major grants to support the preservation of born-digital state government publications, and her team was one of the first in the nation to systematically capture social media content for long-term access. Under her leadership, DIMP won several innovation awards, including one from the National Digital Stewardship Alliance.
She has taught graduate courses in metadata and preservation and contributes frequently to national and international conferences. She is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), where she holds a seat on the ALA Metadata Standards Committee, and recently served on the ALA Office of Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee. She has also served in advisory roles in contexts such as the Europeana Sounds initiative.
Amy holds an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, and a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her family and tiny dog.