Abbie Grotke

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 Abbie Grotke is a Digital Media Project Coordinator on the Web Capture Team in the Office of Strategic Inititatives, Library of Congress ( She has been involved in digital initiatives at the Library of Congress for over 11 years, initially as an American Memory digital conversion specialist, and then as project coordinator

for the digitization of the Manuscript Division's Hannah Arendt Papers, where she had to manage an extensive rights clearance process to make portions of the collection available pubicly through the Library's web site. She was then a project coordinator for development of the LC/OCLC digital reference service, QuestionPoint. In 2002 she became the project leader for the Library's MINERVA web archiving project, and in 2005, joined the OSI Web Capture team where she manages various Web archive collection activities and has been involved in the team's web harvesting permissions policies and worklows. She is currently the Communications Officer of the International Internet Preservation Consortium ( Before coming to the Library of Congress she worked in the publications office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 2004, she was named one of 55 Library Journal “Movers and Shakers.”