Ian Bogus appointed new Executive Director of ReCAP

Posted: Monday, 18 September 2017 - 11:10am

Ian Bogus, new Executive Director of ReCAP

Ian Bogus, MacDonald Curator of Preservation at University of Pennsylvania Libraries, has been appointed by the board of Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP) as the new Executive Director. He will start on November 13.

ReCAP, formed by Columbia University, Princeton University and the New York Public Library, is the country’s largest offsite library shelving facility, preserving and sharing over 14 million items from the consortium members’ library and archival collections. Located in Princeton, New Jersey, the consortium members, along with associate member, Harvard University, fulfill approximately 250,000 requests for materials each year from researchers and libraries around the world.

“Ian brings depth of knowledge about library preservation as well as extensive experience with processes and digitization operations that will be indispensable for shaping the future of this growing state-of-the-art facility and service,” stated Ann Thornton, University Librarian, Columbia University Libraries.

ReCAP serves as the members’ representative for several national projects related to cooperative library services, including HathiTrust Shared Print Program, BorrowDirect and the Ivy+ Libraries’ shared collections initiatives, and the Print Archives Network, among others.

During the past eight years as the MacDonald Curator of Preservation at University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Bogus provided leadership for all preservation activities, including two years as the interim Director of the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image, the Penn Libraries’ digitization program. He developed a comprehensive strategy for advancing preservation practices and designed a digital forensics system to assess and ingest born-digital archival materials. Before working at UPenn, Bogus was head of Yale University Libraries’ General Collection Conservation, where he developed and implemented policies and procedures governing preservation and conservation of general collections materials and expanded their digital repository. Bogus has also worked in preservation at Rutgers University Libraries.

He holds a Master’s in Library Information Science from Rutgers University, a Certificate in Preservation Management from the Preservation Management Institute, and a B.A. in Fine Arts from Rutgers University, Livingston College Honors Program.

 

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