Andrew Berger joins Stanford Libraries as Repository Manager

Andrew Berger standing before a California redwood tree

Digital Library Systems and Services is happy to welcome Andrew Berger to our staff in the role of Repository Manager. His first day with Stanford Libraries is July 22, 2019. 

In this role, Andrew will build on his recent experience at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, where he served for five years as Senior Digital Archivist responsible for managing the museum's digital repository and for coordinating the museum's digital preservation activities across the content life-cycle, from initial acquisition to long-term preservation and public access. 

At SUL, Andrew’s role is both operational and service-oriented. He will manage applications, workflows, systems, and tools that enable accessioning of digital content from a variety of sources to the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR); and he will support content depositors from across the library and beyond to Stanford departments, including faculty, students, and administrative staff. The work is highly collaborative by nature, so many SUL staff and our partners across campus can expect the opportunity to interact with Andrew.

Andrew is not new to Stanford or to libraries. He earned a Master’s degree in history from Stanford in 2007 before obtaining degrees in Archival Studies and in Library and Information Science from University of British Columbia in 2012. His first professional position was at Yale University where he worked as a processing and public service archivist. Both of Andrew’s parents were professional librarians: at the UC Division of Library Automation (precursor to the California Digital Library) and at Doe Library at University of California, Berkeley, where Andrew earned his BA in history.

This is an exciting time for the SDR team as we restructure our planning, operations, and support efforts, while incorporating Andrew’s experience, perspective, and technical curiosity in this new and important role.