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For More Information:  Sandy Payette Home Page

Sandy was the founding CEO of DuraSpace and the Fedora Commons not-for-profit organizations (2007-2011).  In August 2011 she returned to Cornell University to pursue doctoral study leading to a PhD at the intersection of the disciplines of Communication, Information Science, and Science & Technology Studies.   As CEO she collaborated nationally and internationally to further the mission of DuraSpace to enable the sharing, preservation, and archiving of digital information. Sandy was the original creator of the Flexible Extensible Digital Object Repository Architecture (Fedora) at Cornell University's Department of Computer Science (1998) and she later established the open source Fedora Repository Project (2001-present). She was the Executive Director of the Fedora Commons not-for-profit organization, which joined with the DSpace Foundation in 2009 to form DuraSpace. Sandy was formerly a researcher in Computing and Information Science at Cornell where her work in digital libraries and digital preservation bridged research with practical applications as described in her various publications. Previously, Sandy spent ten years in industry leading information technology projects at Corning Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company. Her leadership led to early adoption of decision support systems, helping the company to forge new processes and techniques for strategic business analysis.

Moore Grant Proposal -  narrative of the successful grant proposal that provided the original funding for the start-up of the not-for-profit organization.

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