Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that hosts inter-institutional, collaborative programs for the production, dissemination, and preservation of digital scholarship. She is the founding program director for the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and community-governed digital preservation network founded in 2004 that now has more than 50 member institutions in four countries. She also serves as the host of the Library Publishing Coalition project, in which 47 university libraries currently are designing and implementing a collaborative that addresses and supports an evolving, distributed, and diverse range of library publishing and production practices.
Skinner received her Ph.D. from Emory University. She has co-edited three books, including the recently issued Aligning National Approaches to Digital Preservation (2012) and has authored and co-authored numerous reports and articles, including the recent ARL report: New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation(2011). She regularly teaches courses and workshops, hosts events, and provides consultation services to groups that are planning or implementing digital scholarship and digital preservation programs.