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.