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Lisa Schiff Staff Profile

Lisa Schiff

Program / Service

Publishing, Archives, and Digitization

Job Title

Associate Director of Publishing, Archives, and Digitization




As the Associate Director of the Publishing, Archives, and Digitization group at the California Digital Library, Lisa Schiff is responsible for guiding the strategic planning, development, and operations of production systems and services focused on supporting the publishing, research, and learning activities of the University of California academic community. These services include: eScholarship, the UC system’s open access publishing platform and institutional repository (with nearly 90 scholarly journals); Calisphere (an open gateway to over one million digitized historical images, texts and recordings), and the Google Books/HathiTrust projects.


Ph.D., Library and Information Studies, UC Berkeley

M.L.I.S., UC Berkeley

A.B., Political Science major, French/Economics minor, Bryn Mawr College


Lisa Schiff is the Associate Director for the California Digital Library’s Publishing, Archives, and Digitization group. Previous to joining the CDL, she was an Information Engineer at Interwoven. She received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of Informed Consent: Information Production and Ideology, published by Scarecrow Press.

Professional Interests

  • Open access to information
  • Library publishing
  • Institutional repositories
  • Racial/social justice in libraries and in society
  • Metadata
  • Controlled vocabularies
  • The social nature of information
  • Intellectual authority
  • Information equity
  • Information systems design
  • User experience

Committees / Affiliations

  • Crossref, Board Chair, March 2023-present
  • Crossref, Board Member, March 2022-March 2025
  • Directory of Open Access Journals, Advisory Board Member, June 2019-present 
  • Digital Library Federation (DLF) Committee on Equity and Inclusion, Co-Admin, April 2021-present
  • NISO Information Creation & Curation Topic Committee, member, February 2023-present

Papers and Presentations


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