Christopher Lee

cleeChristopher “Cal” Lee is an associate professor in the UNC School of Information and Library Science. He teaches archival administration, records management, digital curation, understanding information technology for managing digital collections, and digital forensics. He is a lead organizer and instructor for the DigCCurr Professional Institute, and he teaches professional workshops on the application of digital forensics methods and principles. Lee’s primary area of research is curation of digital collections. He is particularly interested in the professionalization of this work and the diffusion of existing tools and methods into professional practice. Lee developed “A Framework for Contextual Information in Digital Collections,” and edited and provided several chapters to the book I, Digital Personal Collections in the Digital Era, which was published by the Society of American Archivists. Lee also is principal investigator of BitCurator Access and was principal investigator of BitCurator; both projects have developed and disseminated open-source digital forensics tools for use by archivists and librarians. He was also principal investigator of the Digital Acquisition Learning Laboratory (DALL) project and is senior personnel on the DataNet Federation Consortium funded by the National Science Foundation. Lee has served as Co-PI on several projects focused on digital curation education: Preserving Access to Our Digital Future: Building an International Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr), DigCCurr II: Extending an International Digital Curation Curriculum to Doctoral Students and Practitioners, Educating Stewards of Public Information for the 21st Century (ESOPI-21), Educating Stewards of the Public Information Infrastructure (ESOPI2), and Closing the Digital Curation Gap (CDCG).