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NISO Virtual Conference, Open Data Projects

Projects that are built on top of multiple open data sets are beginning to be more visible to the public. This virtual conference will serve as an expansive tour of a variety of open data projects from academia, local government, and other sectors. Looking for inspiration, useful examples or just the opportunity to learn what’s possible? This virtual event will spotlight novel approaches as well as practical activities.

Ann Glusker

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Librarian/Research & Data Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Ann Glusker is a Librarian/Research & Data Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, based at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. She has also worked as a Medical Librarian at Group Health (now Kaiser Permanente-Washington), as a Reference and Consumer Health Librarian in the Business/Science/Technology department at The Seattle Public Library, and as the Data Request Epidemiologist at Public Health – Seattle & King County. Her current interests include research data management, public health data informatics, health numeracy and literacy, and open data and data literacy.

Anna Neatrour

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Interim Head, Digital Library Services - University of Utah

Marriott Library, University of Utah

Anna Neatrour

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Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Utah

Anna Neatrour is the Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. She oversees descriptive metadata creation and remediation, as well as supporting the adoption of new technology for digital library projects. She was previously metadata librarian at the Marriott Library, as well as the Mountain West Digital Library. She received her MLIS from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Anne Washington

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Metadata Services Coordinator, University of Houston

Anne M. Washington is the Metadata Services Coordinator at the University of Houston Libraries. She is responsible for managing metadata creation and maintenance for the University of Houston Digital Library. Her research interests include metadata management, linked data, and user-centered, inclusive approaches to metadata. She received her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Chris Erdmann

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Library Carpentry Community and Development Director, California Digital Library

Christopher Erdmann is an author, developer, and experimenter in the areas of digital libraries, social networking, library UX, interactive technologies, bibliometrics, and data services in libraries. He is currently the Library Carpentry Community and Development Director at The Carpentries and the California Digital Library. Chris will be working with the Library Carpentry community and The Carpentries to start mapping out the infrastructure for growing the community, formalizing lesson development processes, expanding its pool of instructors, and inspiring more instructor trainers to meet the demand for Library Carpentry workshops around the globe and thus reach new regions and communities.

Elaina Vitale

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Academic Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region

Elaina Vitale is the Academic Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Elaina provides outreach, training, and support for academic and health sciences librarians in DE, NJ, NY, and PA. Elaina is particularly interested in community outreach, health programming, and citizen science. Elaina received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009.

Franda Liu

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Project Scientist, NNCO, National Library of Medicine

Franda Liu is a Project Scientist of the National Network Coordinating Office, National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Prior to this position, she has been part of the MedlinePlus team working on NLM’s primary consumer health website since 2005. Her professional experience also includes project leading in NLM’s HIV/AIDS Outreach and Prevention Project, IMLS’s LSTA Pacific grant competitions, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, NSF’s Ethnomathematics Digital Library, National Network for Curriculum Coordination and Dissemination, etc.

Jeremy Myntti

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Head of Digital Library Services, University of Utah

Jeremy Myntti is Head of Digital Library Services at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. This position allows him the opportunity to supervise faculty and staff who are converting content from analog to digital, creating and maintaining the metadata for our collections, and preserving our digital assets. Prior to this position, he was Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services and the ILS administrator for the University of Utah Libraries. He received his MLIS from the University of Alabama in 2011.

Jeremy Myntti

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Interim Associate Dean - University of Utah, Marriott Library

Marriott Library, University of Utah

Judy Ruttenberg

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Program Director of Strategic Initiatives, Association of Research Libraries

Judy Ruttenberg is primarily responsible for managing the SHARE initiative, which is building a free, open, data set about research and scholarly activities across their life cycle. While at ARL, Judy has also directed the Transforming Research Libraries initiative, which included responsibility for e-research and special collections working groups. Judy works closely with her colleagues in public policy and diversity and inclusion in advancing the agenda of accessibility and universal design within ARL. Prior to joining ARL in 2011, Judy was a program officer at the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) where she coordinated the work of TRLN’s collections groups, focusing on issues such as collections analysis, shared collections, and large-scale digitization. Judy holds an MLS from the University of Maryland College Park with a specialization in archives and manuscripts, an MA in history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a BA from the University of Michigan.

Robert Sanderson

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Semantic Architect, J. Paul Getty Trust

Dr. Robert Sanderson is the Semantic Architect for the J. Paul Getty Trust, working to ensure the availability of the organization's content in a usable way via open standards including Web Annotations, Linked Open Usable Data and IIIF. He is a leader in several international efforts in the information science world, including IIIF, semantic standards in the W3C, and cultural heritage data models. He is the co-chair of the W3C Open Annotation group, and former chair of the Working Group that brought it to technical recommendation. He is also co-chair of the W3C JSON-LD and Art & Culture Community Groups. Previously he was an information standards advocate at Stanford University Libraries, an information scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. His research focused on the areas of cultural heritage and scholarly communication, especially with regards to digital humanities and annotation.

Scott Ziegler

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Head of Digital Programs and Services, Louisiana State University Libraries

Scott Ziegler is the Head of Digital Programs and Services at Louisiana State University, where he develops strategies for digital collection development. Before joining LSU in January 2018, Scott was the Head of Digital Scholarship at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA. Scott has an MSLIS from Drexel University, and a Master of Arts in Philosophy from LSU.

Tim McGeary

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Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology, Duke University Libraries

In his role as the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology, Tim McGeary is a library and technology professional experienced in providing strategic vision and leadership, managing projects and staff, building internal and external collaborations and partnerships, and effectively communicating the challenges and opportunities in the library and technology landscapes. He is service oriented in his approach to casting vision, analyzing problems and challenges, and planning potential solutions. He is people oriented in approach to projects and staffs, focusing on aligning strengths of staff to challenges and building an environment that encourages professional development and growth through experience. McGeary's strengths include researching and analyzing current issues and trends, framing the "big picture", designing initiatives for maximum usefulness, and interested in serving on local, regional, and national service opportunities. In addition, he possesses a deep value of "the Commons" approach to open source and data communities, while valuing importance of vendor relationships and collaborations. His specialties include Technology Research and Investigation, Project Management (Traditional and Agile), Data modeling, User stories, Architecture planning, Community involvement strategy, Data harvesting between information systems, Full Life-Cycle Design of databases and applications, Digital Libraries, Capital budgeting, Engineering economics, Publication editing.