UMA announces first full-time Digital Archivist

The University of Melbourne Archives (UMA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Lachlan Glanville as its first full-time continuing Digital Archivist. His new role combines knowledge of archival theory and systems with the skills of hands-on digital preservation and problem solving.

Lachlan is best known at the University as one of the project archivists cataloguing the Germaine Greer Collection and for his publications and presentations on the process. Digital archiving is a nascent practice, and Lachlan has shown impressive initiative in solving problems with the Greer removable media. He has written on this experience for both local and international audiences in the UMA Blog post, Hexed – Discoveries and Challenges in Archiving Born-Digital Records. A skilled communicator, Lachlan’s March 2017 The Conversation article Friday Essay: Reading Germaine Greer’s Mail was republished in the Guardian, turned into an Essay on Air and published in The Conversation’s 2017 Yearbook – Articles from Australia’s top thinkers.

Image: Lachlan Glanville