Linda Tadic is Founder/CEO of Digital Bedrock, a managed digital preservation service that helps libraries, archives, museums, producers, studios, artists, and individuals preserve their digital content. She is also a Lecturer in UCLA’s Department of Information Studies, teaching a course on Digital Asset Management. She was previously an adjunct professor in NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program, teaching a course on Collection Management. Her over 35 years’ experience primarily working with audiovisual and still image materials includes positions at ARTstor (Director of Operations), HBO (Manager, Digital Library), the Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Director), and the Getty Research Institute (Digital Projects Coordinator).
Linda’s background enables her to easily traverse cultural heritage, creative, and corporate communities, with an understanding of the technologies, infrastructures, and workflow requirements appropriate for each. She is an expert in metadata, in particular metadata relevant for preserving digital content (technical, process, and digital preservation metadata). She consults and lectures on digital asset management, audiovisual and digital preservation, copyright, metadata, and the impact of digital preservation on the environment. She is a founding member and former President of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), and is currently on the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Coordinating Committee.
Linda holds an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley. She began her educational career as a creator, and holds an MFA from the University of California, San Diego and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts.