2012 GDA CHAPTER SPEAKER BIO: William “Butch” Lazorchak

Butch Lazorchak is a digital archivist at the Library of Congress and has worked in the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (digitalpreservation.gov) since 2004.

 He is a Program Officer in the Preserving State Government Information initiative exploring ways to expand the capabilities of state governments to preserve and provide long-term access to all manner of digital materials, including digital mapping and geospatial data, legislative data and state government publications.

 Additionally, he brings a broad knowledge of digital preservation and stewardship issues affecting libraries and archives to his work on the NDIIPP Communications Team, working to expand awareness of digital preservation issues and opportunities across government, academia and the private sector. This includes regular postings on digital stewardship topics for The Signal, NDIIPP’s blog (http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/), in addition to a variety of other social media engagements.

 He is the co-chair of the Outreach Working Group of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, an NDIIPP initiative to help shape the agenda for advancing digital preservation action in theUnited States.

 He has spoken on a variety of digital information issues at the Society of American Archivists annual meeting, the South By Southwest Conference, the Best Practices Exchange, the ESRI International Conference and many others.  

 He holds an Masters degree in Library Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Contact: wlaz@loc.gov

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