Caylin Smith

Caylin Smith
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