As the Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian, I am responsible for the strategic coordination and management of metadata for all University Library digital collections. Some of my responsibilities include the assessment and application of metadata principles and practices, ensuring harmonization of metadata standards across collections in each platform, optimizing discoverability in internal and external discovery environments, as well as investigating and implementing improvements to metadata workflows and procedures. Prior to joining IUPUI University Library, I worked as a Cataloging & Metadata Librarian at the University of Miami Libraries where I was mainly responsible for providing description and access to physical and digital resources for the Cuban Heritage Collection.
I received a Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University with a concentration in Web Design/Technology & Networking. I hold graduate certificates in Museum Studies and Information Architecture.
My research interests include the information seeking behavior of online users in cultural heritage institutions, the implications of integrating new technologies into these settings, and the impact of contributing information to open knowledge projects such as Wikipedia and Wikidata. I’m particularly interested in exposing curated library data to these open knowledge projects in an effort to provide access to underrepresented subjects and to increase visibility of library collections.
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Digital Initiatives Metadata Librarian
Call: (317) 274-8576
Office: UL 1115A