a. Shifra Raffel Joins the Digital Ingest Group

On January 12, Shifra Raffel joined the CDL’s Digital Ingest group as a Programmer Analyst II on a two-year staff contract. Mostly recently, Shifra worked for UC Berkeley as a Web Applications Programmer with the Institute of Transportation Studies’ Technology Transfer Program.  Her broad range of programming skills (including Perl, Java, XML, and XSLT) will make her an invaluable addition to the Digital Ingest group and to the organization as a whole. Shifra is interested in metadata and databases, and will most likely work on Text Ingest systems and on the Preservation Repository.