Hamilton Library presents lecture by Stanford University Librarian

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri L Skillman-Kashyap, (808) 956-8688
Events & Communications Coordinator, Library Services
Posted: Jul 26, 2010

Dr. Schwarzwalder
Dr. Schwarzwalder
Dr. Robert Schwarzwalder, Stanford University's Associate University Librarian for the Science and Engineering Libraries and Director of the Digital Libraries Systems & Services will present a lecture entitled, "Making the Transition: From Text to Digital Repository" in Hamilton Library, Room 301 at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 2, 2010.  All University faculty and graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) has been a national leader in developing repository strategies for digital text and image files. Stanford University Libraries began work on long-term preservation and access to geospatial data over five years ago after being awarded a Library of Congress grant through the National Digital Information Infrastructure & Preservation Program (NDIIPP). The desire to build on this expertise led to an initiative two years ago to develop a strategy for acquiring, preserving, managing and providing services for a broader range of scientific and technical data. Progress to date has included: a better understanding of the issues related to managing scientific and technical data; technical solutions for ingesting, storing and providing access to data; and, approaches to partnering with Stanford’s academic community. This presentation will provide program and technical details on SULAIR’s current strategy for managing scientific and technical data, summarize the challenges we anticipate in developing a comprehensive data program, and – we hope – initiate a discussion of areas in which universities with similar interest could form collaborations to develop programs and protocols.
Schwarzwalder received his BS in Botany from Louisiana State University and his MLS and PhD in Biology from Indiana University. He has held administrative positions in libraries and information centers in academia and industry and currently holds the positions of Associate University Librarian for the Science and Engineering Libraries and Director, Digital Libraries Systems and Services at Stanford University.
Schwarzwalder has served on advisory boards for several publishers and database producers and has done consulting work with engineering societies and companies. He has over 100 publications, holds a US patent related to GPS technology and is co-author of the State of Hawaiʻi’s metadata standard. Bob has written and spoken extensively on the areas of digital information systems, knowledge management and information licensing. He has participated in a variety of national and international projects to create effective digital information systems.