We’re extremely excited to welcome Gretchen Gueguen and Tom Johnson as the newest members of DPLA’s growing staff. Gretchen will supplement the work of DPLA’s content team as Data Services Coordinator, working alongside our Director and Assistant Director for Content to bring on new partners, conduct data mapping and ingest, perform quality assurance, and support several other critical projects. Tom will serve as DPLA’s Metadata and Platform Architect as part of DPLA’s technology team, and will focus on helping to further improve our metadata model and related infrastructure and expanding upon our work with linked open data.
“I am extremely thrilled to have both Tom and Gretchen join DPLA given their robust experience in digital libraries and metadata,” said Dan Cohen, DPLA’s Executive Director. “Their skills both complement and expand upon the strengths of the current DPLA staff, allowing us to go even further this year and beyond.”
Gretchen is an archivist and librarian specializing in digital libraries and technology. Prior to DPLA, Gretchen worked at the University of Virginia as Digital Archivist and at the Joyner Library Digital Collections at East Carolina University. She’s also been involved with several other digital library and digital humanities projects such as the University of Maryland Digital Collections and the Thomas MacGreevy Archive.
Tom is a digital librarian, programmer, and metadata expert with a strong commitment to open cultural heritage. He comes to DPLA from Oregon State University, where he worked on digital curation, scholarly publication, and related software and metadata issues as Digital Applications Librarian and Assistant Professor.
Both Gretchen and Tom will begin work in mid-August. We look forward to their substantial contributions to DPLA’s mission. Welcome, Tom and Gretchen!
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