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Kathryn Stine Staff Profile

Kathryn Stine

Program / Service

Publishing, Archives, and Digitization

Job Title

Senior Product Manager, Digitization and Digital Content


Kathryn is responsible for defining, leading, and implementing a variety of digital collection development initiatives on behalf of the CDL, including managing UC Libraries’ partnership with HathiTrust, a collaborative of academic and research libraries that provides the preservation and access platform for aggregated digitized print collections. She leads the Digitization and Digital Content team, which supports both mass digitization and programmatic engagement with HathiTrust. She has also worked with a collaborative, cross-CDL team in pursuing collection strategies and approaches for large scale digitization of UC library non-book collections and as a consultant to the UC Berkeley Library’s Digital Lifecycle Program.

Kathryn often leads and contributes to UC systemwide projects, currently as the convener of the UC HathiTrust ETAS Liaisons group, and formerly as chair of the Web Archiving CKG, a member of the UC Libraries Linked Data Project Team and the UC Libraries Metadata Policy Project Team and as project manager to the RLF Systems and Workflows Project Team. She is also an active member of the HathiTrust Digital Collections Strategy Working Group.


MSI (Archives and Records Management, Museum Studies), University of Michigan

MFA (Mixed Media/Printmaking), University of Michigan

BA (Art Practice), University of California, Berkeley


Prior to her current role, Kathryn led a team of developers and analysts in the Discovery and Delivery program area who maintain and enhance Zephir, a metadata management system designed and implemented by the CDL for the HathiTrust Digital Library. She also worked closely with operations and leadership staff and advisory groups at HathiTrust to prioritize metadata management development work in support of HathiTrust system functions affecting resource preservation, discovery, and access.

Kathryn has a background in managing digital resources and the metadata that describe them in a range of contexts, including work with digitized print collections, oral history media, visual resources, and archives and special collections. She has previously held positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was University Archivist and Manuscripts Librarian, and at UC Berkeley. She has managed and contributed to several metadata migration and cataloging interface design projects and has expertise in modeling, designing, and implementing processing and cataloging workflows, coordinating diverse metadata streams, developing metadata policy to promote access and use, and deploying metadata to help researchers uncover relationships between resources.

Professional Interests

  • responsible access for digital collections
  • collection analysis
  • metadata (policy, management, research use)
  • information visualization
  • digital humanities