As the first Head of Metadata Research, Jim works collaboratively across the Libraries, developing a vision for the services, technologies and policies to enhance discovery of collections, and incorporating international standards and best practices for linked data and metadata.  He plays a critical role in the Penn Libraries’ participation in the LD4 community and the Share-VDE project, as well as developing future partnerships.

Before coming to the Penn Libraries Jim worked at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the Illinois Libraries Jim had roles in technology focused research and in the development of creative uses of technologies in research libraries. He led a number of successful and novel grant projects which integrate library services and emerging technology.

He holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science and a C.A.S. in Library and Information Science both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Library
Division
Department
  • Information Processing Center
  • Operations (division)
Professional Affiliation
  • American Library Association (ALA)