Sara Allain


I'm Sara Allain. I'm an archivist and a librarian. I love messing about with digital things, building repositories, managing projects, and making things accessible to the world. I like open source, open access, open data, and open education.

Bit o' background

I'm currently the Systems Archivist at Artefactual Systems, Inc., an open-source company that makes software for archives and digital preservation. I do requirements analysis, QA, documentation, and community support for AtoM and Archivematica. Previously, I was the Communications Librarian at Ryerson University Library & Archives, where I manage both internal and external communications for the library in order to facilitate awareness and promotion of library resources, services and support for students, staff and faculty. And before that, I was the Special Collections Librarian at the University of Toronto Scarborough Library, where I oversaw archival and special collections work and managed digitization projects. I have a Master of Information Studies degree from the University of Toronto and a BA in Classical History from Queen's University.

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