- Legal Deposit Libraries Senior Project Manager
- legal deposit, project management, digital preservation, access
Caylin Smith is the Senior Technical Project Manager for the Legal Deposit Libraries. In this role, she leads projects that build collection management capabilities for content in scope under the Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013.
At present, Caylin’s work focuses on born-digital notated music and geospatial datasets. She also manages the Emerging Formats project that is investigating how to support more-complex digital publications in scope to be collected under legal deposit.
Caylin’s academic and practical background is in audiovisual preservation and curating as well as digital preservation. She holds a BA (Hons.) from McGill University in English (Cultural Studies) and an MA in Heritage Studies (Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image) from the University of Amsterdam. After completing her MA, she was awarded an Institute of Conservation fellowship to study digital preservation at The National Archives.
She began her career at the British Library in 2015 as the Repository Manager for its digital repository. Prior to this role, she was based at the Walker Art Center in the United States, where she led the development of an on-demand cinema that provided access to digitised and born-digital archival films and videos for which she was also the collection’s archivist.
You can follow Caylin on Twitter at @caylinssmith
Smith, C. and Cooke, I. “Emerging Formats: Complex Digital Media and its Impact on the UK Legal Deposit Libraries.” Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues. August 2018.
Day, M., Pennock, M., Smith, C., and Jenkins, J. “Preservation Planning for Emerging Formats at the British Library,” Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Digital Preservation (iPres) (September 2018).
Smith, C. “There’s Ample to Sample: Content Sampling at the British Library.” Open Preservation Foundation blog. January 2017.
Pennock, M. and Smith, C. “Managing an ISO 16363 Self-Assessment: A How To Guide.” IDCC 2016 Conference Proceedings (February 2016).
- Smith, C. “Extending the Archival Life of Film: Presenting Film History with EYE Film Institute Netherlands’ Panorama.” Exposing the Film Apparatus: The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory, edited by Giovanna Fossati and Annie Van Den Oever, Amsterdam University Press, 2016, pp. 323-331.
- Smith, C. “The Last Ray of the Dying Sun’: Tacita Dean’s commitment to analogue media as demonstrated through FLOH and FILM.” NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies. Autumn 2012.