Margaret Hedstrom

Margaret Hedstrom is associate dean for academic programs and a professor in the School of Information. Before joining the U-M faculty in 1995, Hedstrom was chief of state records advisory services and director of the Center for Electronic Records at the New York State Archives and Records Administration (1985-95).

In fall 2003, she was an author of "It's About Time: Research Challenges in Digital Archiving and Long-Term Preservation," sponsored by the Digital Government Research Program and the Digital Libraries Program Directorate for Computing and Information Sciences and Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. The other report was "Invest to Save (PDF)," a report and recommendations of the Working Group on Digital Archiving and Preservation, sponsored by the NSF and the European Union.

She also headed the CAMiLEON project with the University of Leeds. In that project, researchers were devoted to the use of emulation tools as part of a strategy for long-term preservation of digital records. CAMiLEON stood for Creative Archiving at Michigan and Leeds: Emulating the Old on the New.

Other major professional accomplishments have included heading the SI research team that assembled the archives of the African National Congress at the University of For Hare's National Heritage Cultural Studies Centre in South Africa. more...

  • Ph.D. in history, University of Wisconsin
  • MS in library science and MA in history
  • BA, Grinnell College
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