The DuraSpace organization is pleased to announce that Evviva Weinraub has been elected to the DuraSpace Board of Directors as the Board-Member-at-Large representative.

Evviva is the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies at Northwestern University. She provides leadership and advocacy for Information Technology, Digital Initiatives, Repository and Digitization Services, Metadata, Resource Discovery, User Experience, and Access Services while providing oversight of the branch libraries. In addition, Evviva serves as the co-Director of the Avalon Project and holds leadership positions with IFLA, ALA, the Fedora Project, and is active in leadership of the Samvera project. Evviva brings a wealth of experience to the Board. Currently she serves on the Open Repositories Conference Steering Committee and is an OR2018 Program Co-Chair.  Her prior positions include being COO and Service Manager for the Digital Preservation Network (DPN); Director of Emerging Technologies & Services at Oregon State University Libraries & Press; Assistant Director for Technology at the Fletcher School of International Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University; and helped launch the OARE Program while at Yale University, one of the Research4Life programs that provide developing countries with free or low-cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. Evviva has published and spoken extensively on library management, open source development, user experience, and digital publishing.  

Evviva commented, “I’m thrilled to join the board of DuraSpace to help further support for the vision, leadership and commitment to open technology, open access, and digital preservation. I am excited about specifically working on sustainability and connections with existing and potential international collaborators.”

About the Election

In October, everyone from the community, both DuraSpace members and non-members, were invited to nominate individuals to serve as the Board-Member-at-Large. The election took place this month and included five candidates from around the globe. Votes were cast by a representative from each DuraSpace member institution. The results were very close, with each candidate receiving support from a number DuraSpace members.

For more information about the Board-Member-at-Large election, please visit


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