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Lisa Schiff Staff Profile

Lisa Schiff

Program / Service

Publishing, Archives, and Digitization

Job Title

Technical Lead


Lisa is responsible for ensuring that current and future Publishing Group programs and services are as effective and robust as possible. This includes coordinating development, securing required resources, and providing technical analysis about technical feasibility. She also works with Technical Leads across the CDL to address organization-wide technology issues.


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 Technical Lead for the California Digital Library’s Publishing 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

  • The Social Nature of Information
  • Intellectual Authority
  • The Relationship between Meaning and Information
  • Information Equity
  • Information System Design
  • User Needs Assessment
  • Intellectual Access to Information
  • Controlled Vocabularies
  • Metadata
  • Automatic Categorization of Content


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