Maureen E. Pennock

Maureen Pennock Digital Preservation
Head of Digital Collection Management
Digital collection management, long term digital preservation and archiving, risk management, policy, strategy
Related Offices
Board Director, Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC); Executive Councillor, BitCurator Consortium; Honorary Teaching Fellow, University of Dundee

Maureen leads the Library’s Digital Collections Management unit, working collaboratively with departments across the Library to ensure that the Library’s digital collection management processes and policies are consistent, effective, and sustainable. Prior to this she was instrumental in building and developing the Library's award-winning Digital Preservation team, establishing a number of core, internally-facing digital preservation services. She directs both the digital collection management and digital preservation research programmes, engaging with a range of internal and external partners as well as different research funding opportunities to devise and deliver scalable digital preservation and collection management solutions.     

Maureen is an active member of the international digital preservation and curation community, with over twenty years of practical and management experience in digital collection management and preservation initiatives across international cultural heritage and HE sectors. She serves on various programme committees, boards, and advisory groups, including the international digital preservation conference iPRES, the international digital curation conference iDCC, and the PV conference series. She works closely with the other legal deposit libraries in the UK as part of the Legal Deposit Implementation Group, and co-chairs the NatLAM collective of international digital collection management and preservation representatives from other National Libraries, Archives and Museums. She has published widely.

Prior to joining the Library she worked at the University of Bath and the National Archives of the Netherlands. Maureen holds a BA and an MA in History, both awarded by the University of Kent. She also has an PG Cert in Archives and Records Management from the University of Dundee, where she is currently working part-time towards her PhD.