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Rebecca Holte

New York Public Library
Manager, Audio and Moving Image Preservation
New York, NY, US
Rebecca Holte manages the Audio and Moving Image (AMI) Preservation Program at the New York Public Library, and has held various roles in the Library’s Preservation Division since 2010. Rebecca directed AMI program expansion to meet the goals of the Library’s AMI Initiative, which aims to preserve more than a quarter million at-risk, rare/unique, or mission-critical recordings. Rebecca’s collections experience also includes book and paper, art and artifacts, and digital media. Additional responsibilities have included oversight of the collections care and the preservation microfilm programs, as well as activities such as outreach, environmental monitoring, and emergency preparedness and response. Rebecca also taught the graduate survey course “Preservation of Library and Archival Materials” at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and was a teaching assistant at the Information Technology Lab at the School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin. Rebecca has an MS in Information Studies, with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Preservation Administration, and a BA in the History of Art.