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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

Responsibilities

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.

Education

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

Background

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, Alternate Board Member
  • Directory of Open Access Journals, Advisory Board Member
  • Digital Library Federation (DLF) Committee on Equity and Inclusion, Co-Chair
  • Gallery, Library, Archive, and Museum Diversity subgroup of the DLF Committee on Equity and Inclusion, Vice-Chair

ORCID ID

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3572-2981

LinkedIn Profile

http://www.linkedin.com/in/lisaschiff
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