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Alex Thurman

Columbia University Libraries
Web Resources Collection Coordinator
New York, NY
Alex has been building thematic web archives at Columbia since 2008, helping to define collection topics, identify candidate websites, secure permissions from website owners, scope and run crawls, provide descriptive metadata of archived websites, and oversee quality assurance. He has served on and chaired several ALA cataloging committees and currently co-chairs the IIPC's Content Development Group, working with far-flung colleagues to build collaborative web archives.