We are very excited to announce that Lora Woodford will now be the Junior Developer for ArchivesSpace. Most recently Lora served as DevOps Specialist based in LYRASIS’ Digital Technology Services department.  In that role, she participated in a range of technical support activities including responding to ArchivesSpace support tickets, contributing code, and supporting DTS hosting services for ArchivesSpace, Islandora and CollectionSpace.

In addition to her work directly with the ArchivesSpace team since the start of 2018, Lora has been involved with ArchivesSpace for many years, having helped lead ArchivesSpace implementations at Johns Hopkins University and Colgate University. She is also an inaugural member of our Core Committers group. Before joining LYRASIS, Lora was the Digital Archivist in the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University where she created, documented, and managed workflows for acquiring, describing, processing, preserving, and providing access to born-digital materials. At Colgate, she was an early adopter of ArchivesSpace, having co-written a successful proposal to fund their ArchivesSpace implementation in 2013.

We are very pleased to have Lora focus on ArchivesSpace development full time in her new role. LYRASIS continues to build up its technical knowledge and show increased commitment to the technical side of ArchivesSpace based on the growth of the ArchivesSpace community.  LYRASIS serves as the organizational home for ArchivesSpace, providing resources and services to help grow, support and amplify the community contributions.

Welcome Lora to her new role!

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