Project Team

Santi Thompson

Santi Thompson, Head of Digital Research Services at the University of Houston (UH), serves as Primary Investigator for the grant. At UH Santi develops policies and workflows for the digital components of scholarly communications, including digital research support and digital repositories. He publishes on the assessment of digital repository metadata, software, and content reuse. Santi is currently the co-facilitator of the DLF AIG.
Twitter: @SantiThompson

Elizabeth Kelly

Elizabeth Kelly, Digital Programs Coordinator at Loyola University New Orleans, manages digitization activities for Special Collections & Archives and is also responsible for collecting, maintaining, and assessing usage data for the library’s digitized collections. Kelly publishes and presents on archives, digital library assessment, and library pedagogy, and co-founded  the DLF Digital Library Pedagogy groupTwitter: @ElizabethJelly  

Genya O’Gara

Genya O’Gara is the Associate Director of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), a consortium of 72 academic libraries.  In this position she implements consortial projects, coordinates assessment, develops collection management workflows, negotiates on behalf of members, supports committees and working groups, and assists in the preparation and management of consortial grants. She publishes and presents on emerging models of content development and assessment, with a focus on digital collections, scholarly publishing, and collaborative collection development.  Twitter: @genyao

Caroline Muglia

Caroline Muglia, Head of Resource Sharing and Collection Assessment Librarian at the University of Southern California (USC), manages the InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery department and leads the collection assessment efforts for the Library system. In this capacity, she is responsible for qualitative and quantitative assessment and evaluation of all resources, the return on investment, and ways in which the library resources support research at the institution. Her current research interests include collection assessment, open education resources (OER), and streaming media opportunities in libraries.

Ayla Stein

Ayla Stein, Metadata Librarian at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). She supports the metadata needs for scholarly communication, data curation, and preservation in the Library. She has published and presented on digital repository evaluation, metadata development for data repositories, and digital library system migration. Her research interests include digital repositories; metadata and linked data; and the place of metadata in critical librarianship. Twitter: @TheStacksCat

Liz Woolcott

Liz Woolcott, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Utah State University, manages the MARC and non-MARC metadata creation of the University Libraries and is the co-founder of the Library Workflow Exchange. She publishes and presents on workflow and assessment strategies for library technical services, innovative collaboration models, the impact of organizational structures on library work, creating strategic partnerships for libraries, and building consortial consensus for metadata standards. Twitter:  @LizWoolcott