Assistant Professor / Metadata Librarian
Metadata Services Department
Office Location: Norlin Library
University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries
184 UCB, 1720 Pleasant Street
Michael joined the Libraries in February 2007 as Metadata Librarian. He earned Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Classics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and an M.L.S. from Drexel University in 2006. Prior to joining the University Libraries, Michael worked in the information technology sector in various technical and administrative roles. Michael's duties include metadata planning and design for digital collections, including collections in the CU Digital Library; oversight of metadata provision within the Libraries' digital library applications; oversight of MARC cataloging of e-books and integrating resources such as websites; and creating documentation for all of the above. Michael is a member of the Libraries' Digital Libraries Management Group and the Scholarly Communications Working Group. As such, he is heavily involved in discussions about digital repository applications and the implementation of the University's institutional repository. Michael's current research focuses on selection of appropriate metadata schemata for specific types of collections and metadata structures for complex collections comprising materials of varying genre and type. Additional interests include making "hidden" collections available via digital libraries, such as materials housed in archives and special collections departments; the institutional deployment of multiple digital collection management systems; and subject analysis of digital objects in repositories. Michael is a member of ALA, ALCTS, LITA and ASIS&T. He recently stepped down as chair of ALCTS' Metadata Interest Group. At the University Libraries, Michael currently serves on the Awards, Elections & Faculty Support Committee and is an active member of the Digital Libraries Management Group and the Scholarly Communications Working Group.
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