Heather Barnes

Heather Barnes
Digital Curation Librarian
Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication

Heather Barnes is Digital Curation Librarian on the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication (DISC) team at ZSR. She is currently ABD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science. Her dissertation focuses on the development of curation and conceptual models for digital nonfiction/documentary films. Prior to joining ZSR, Heather collaborated on several digital archives projects, including the Folkstreams documentary film preservation project, Duke University's Archive of Documentary Arts, and The Sun Magazine's digital conversion project. She has lived in North Carolina for almost seventeen years.


  • Barnes, Heather. (2013). Screening the Past at the Museum of Modern Art. An Interview with Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator of Film at MoMA and Co-founding Curator of To Save and Project: The MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation. St Andrews Film Studies Publishing House.
  • Poole, Alex, Lee, Christopher, Barnes, Heather, & Murillo, Angela. (2013). Digital curation preparation: A survey of contributors to international professional, educational, and research venues. Education (ALISE), 7, 9.


  • Barnes, Heather. (2014, July). "Curation in the Wild: Developing Digital Preservation Assessment Models for Use in Community Documentary Projects.". Archives Education Research Institute (AERI), Austin, TX.
  • Barnes, Heather. (2014, March). "Preserving Film Festival Records.". Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), Chicago, IL.
  • Barnes, Heather. (2012, July). "Moving Image Preservation". Archives Education Research Institute (AERI), Los Angeles, CA.