RoPA was made possible in part by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant, LG-95-18-0164-18.  

The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in RoPA do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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University of Massachusetts Boston

The RoPA Developers would like to thank their colleagues at UMass Boston for their efforts in making RoPA a reality:

Healey Library
  • Meghan Bailey
  • Patricia Bruttomesso
  • Jessica Holden
  • Mary Moser
University Archives and Special Collections Student Employees
  • Kayla Allen
  • Marielle Gutierrez
  • Maci Mark
  • Jordan Meyerl
  • Shay Park
IT Application Services
  • Lisa Berelson 
  • Kevin Gerich
  • Lisa Link
  • Linda Modiste
Classroom Technology Support and AV Services
  • John Jessoe
  • Mark O’Sullivan

Special Thanks

The RoPA Developers would like to thank the following colleagues from across the country

  • Anjali Angellee, Asian American Arts Alliance
  • Alex Birch, PRX Podcast Garage
  • Phyllis Blackstone, Northeast Storytelling
  • Melissa Campbell, Plainville Public Library
  • John Caserta, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Jill Connors-Joyner, Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Jane De León Griffin, Boston in 100 Words
  • Cindy Diggs, Peace Boston
  • Anne D'Urso-Rose, Urban Media Arts
  • Jeffrey Erickson, digital preservation and personal digital archiving consultant
  • Michelle Gachette, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Shane Gower, Maranacook Community High School
  • Catherine Grau, Queens Museum
  • Leigh Grinstead, LYRASIS Catalyst Fund
  • Gretchen Gueguen, Clarion University
  • Siobhan Hagan, Memory Lab, DC Public Library
  • Jack Halten Fahnestock, RoPA Logo Creator
  • Patricia C. Flaherty
  • Chelsea Hester, SAILS Library Network
  • Devin V. Hunter, University of Illinois Springfield
  • Gregory S. Hunter, Long Island University
  • Aubrey Jaap, Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives
  • Diana Jeong, Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition
  • Tilly Laskey, Maine Historical Society
  • Andy Law, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Connie Lester, RICHES of Central Florida
  • Caroline Littlewood, Watertown Public Library
  • Natalie Milbrodt, Queens Memory Project
  • Judith Monachina, Housatonic Heritage Oral History
  • Laura Orleans, New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
  • Kenneth Owen, University of Illinois Springfield
  • Nicole Rancourt, Maine Humanities Council
  • Ana Roeschley, Louisiana State University
  • Barbara Roop, Beacon Hill Village
  • Monique Sugimoto, Palos Verdes Library District
  • John Taylor, National History Day in Maine, Margaret Chase Smith Library
  • Cathleen Tefft, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • William G. Thomas III, History Harvest, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Anthony T. Vaver, Westborough Public Library
  • Justin White, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The RoPA Developers would also like to thank the hundreds of reviewers from across the country for their invaluable feedback.