Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that builds networks and collaborative communities to help cultural, scientific, and scholarly institutions achieve greater impact. 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 has also played a founding role in the Library Publishing Coalition, a membership organization that now supports library publishing and scholarly communications activities across more than 50 academic libraries; and the BitCurator Consortium, a community-led membership association that supports digital forensics practices in libraries, archives, and museums, and that provides administrative, user, and community support for the BitCurator environment and open-source tools.
Skinner received her Ph.D. from Emory University. She has co-edited three books and has authored and co-authored numerous reports and articles. She is currently Principal Investigator for research projects on continuing education (Nexus, Mapping the Landscapes), digital preservation (ETD plus, Chronicles in Preservation), and scholarly communication (Chrysalis). She regularly teaches graduate courses and workshops in digital librarianship and preservation topics, and provides consultation services to groups that are planning or implementing digital scholarship and digital preservation programs.
Katherine Skinner, Sarah Lippincott, Tyler Walters, and Julie Speer. Library-as-Publisher: Capacity Building for the Library Publishing Subfield. Journal of Electronic Publishing. (2014)
Katherine Skinner and Sarah Lippincott. Library Publishing, North America. In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, Third Edition. (NY: CRC Press).
Sarah Lippincott and Katherine Skinner. (2014). Building a Community-Driven Organization to Advance Library Publishing. In Library Publishing Toolkit, Ed. Allison Brown. (NY: IDS Project Press, SUNY)
Tyler Walters and Katherine Skinner, New Roles for New Times: Digital Curation for Preservation. (ARL Report, March 2011).
Katherine Skinner and Martin Halbert, The MetaArchive Cooperative: A Collaborative Approach to Distributed Digital Preservation. Library Trends, Vol 57 No 3 (Winter, 2009).
Sarah Toton and Katherine Skinner. A Space of Our Own: Bridging New Media and Traditional Scholarship with Southern Spaces in the Classroom, MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2006.
Gail McMillan, Matt Schultz, and Katherine Skinner, Digital Preservation, SPEC Kit 325, Association of Research Libraries, October 2011.