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Sherri Barnes (UCSB)

Sherri L. Barnes joined the UCSB Library in 1999 and is fortunate to have multiple wonderful and exciting responsibilities, including Scholarly Communication Program Coordinator, Humanities Collection Group Coordinator, and subject specialist for U.S. history, Feminist studies, and LGBTQ studies.  She serves on the Library's Intellectual Property Rights and Scholarship Committee, and the Data Curation Advisory Committee. Her  interests include, scholar-driven open access publishing in the humanities, transformative scholarly publishing models, and educating the academic community about the changes that are occurring in the scholarly communication system.  In her free time she writes back of the book indexes for scholarly monographs in American, ethnic and feminist studies, with interdisciplinary interests in history, literature and art.  Professionally, she is happiest when working with students, faculty, texts, and other content.

Zoe Borovsky (UCLA)

Zoe Borovsky, Ph.D. is the Librarian for Digital Research and Scholarship at UCLA Libraries, a position she has held since 2011.  She earned her Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley in Scandinavian Literatures and began working with text-analysis software, creating a digital corpus of medieval Icelandic sagas as part of her dissertation. Her interest in digital humanities continued as she taught in the Germanic Department at the University of Oregon.  Coming to UCLA in 2002, she led a team of developers and designers at the Center for Digital Humanities where she worked with faculty to launch numerous digital humanities projects at UCLA--projects that led directly to the establishment of a Digital Humanities minor and a graduate certificate program in Digital Humanities.   Currently, she leads efforts in the newly-renovated Research Commons (http://www.library.ucla.edu/yrl/research-commons) of the Charles E. Young Research Library; she is a member of the department for Collections, Research, and Instructional Services and is subject specialist and liaison for Digital Humanities, Anthropology and Archaeology.

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I have been a software developer at the California Digital Library since 2011, where I work on CDL's OA publishing and digital special collections tools and services. I completed my PhD in Comparative Literature at UCLA in 2010, where I wrote a dissertation entitled "Narrative Networks: Mapping Literature at the Turn of the 21st Century" under the advisement of Todd Presner and N. Katherine Hayles. In conjunction with my dissertation, I created Litmap http://barbarahui.net/litmap/, a browser-based app for digitally mapping literature, and worked on several DH projects including Hypercities.

During my time at CDL, I've been introduced among other things to the wild world of metadata standards and Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS), and am currently learning a lot about devops. I've also started a CDL DH group and am spearheading an effort to figure out how the CDL can best serve the needs of DH practitioners at UC's 10 campuses.

Becky Imamoto (UCI)

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Danielle Kane (UCI)

I am the emerging technologies and service innovation librarian at UCI and I am working closely with Emilee Mathews and Matthew Roberts to determine how the UCI Libraries can help support DH projects.  Due to my experience with evaluating and implementing technological projects I will be providing technical and project management support.

Sarah Lozier (UCR)

Sarah Whitcomb Lozier is a doctoral candidate in UCR's English department. Her dissertation, entitled, "Seeing Text, Hearing Image: Surviving as (Post)identifiable (Post)humans Through Hypermaterial Language Art," examines the ways contemporary literary, visual, and digital art that highlights the visual and sonic materiality of language as a physical, tactile medium engages with and critiques our posthuman, post-identity moment. Her engagement with the mediumship of language extends beyond human languages, and includes computer language and code. In support of this work, she has participated in the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, Canada, to study the way visual and sonic media get coded and materialized through digitization. Additionally, she has been a member of the Critical Digital Humanities working research group at UCR since 2012, and during the 2014-2015 academic year, she is the graduate student coordinator of the group. For the winter 2015 quarter, she will be working as the graduate student researcher for Digital Scholars' Lab development team with UCR's libraries.

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Home-based in the UCSD Library's new Academic Liaison Program, Rob Melton is the subject librarian for literatures in English, cultural studies, religion, film, theater and dance (65%), and curator (35%) of the Archive for New Poetry within Special Collections & Archives. His interests in digital humanities are primarily non-hands-on, i.e.  teaching and promoting new digital resources to faculty and students, keeping up with how their research and teaching might involve DH, and, within Special Collections, getting permissions from copyright owners to propose digitization of portions of the manuscripts, audio and  video materials, and some printed material from our most heavily used and/or 'hidden' collections in the Archive for New Poetry.

Thomas Padilla (UCSB)

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Dana Peterman (UCI)

Dana Peterman is the Head of Collection Development for UCI Libraries. A unit to be formed in March 2015 called E-Research and Digital Scholarship will report to him and will address concrete issues arising from library digital services. He has served on iterations of digital scholarship services teams since 2008. Dana is a member of UCI Libraries' Digital Services Strategic Council, and the UCI Digital Humanities Interest Group. In addition, Dana serves as one of UCI Libraries' two contacts regarding copyright and fair use.

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As the GIS & Maps Librarian at UC Berkeley, I am particularly interested in spatial questions and tools of the digital humanities. I am not currently involved in any projects, but enjoy hearing about what other people are working on. One of my goals for this year is to start working on a project, in part so that I have a venue/direction to get practice with new technologies.

Stacy Reardon (UCB)

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Matthew Roberts (UCI)

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Jerrold Shiroma is currently Digital Assets Scholarship Librarian at UC Merced. His interest in Digital Humanities largely grows from his involvement (from 1998/99 onward) in exploring alternative online publishing platforms and distribution methods for original works of contemporary poetry and poetics via his publishing project duration press, as well as the early activity of numerous poets working with web-based technologies in the composition of their work. Currently, he is working with others in the UCM library in exploring how the library can offer DH support, services, and programs to the wider campus community.

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My DH work, at this point, revolves around my role as the Project Manager for the Omeka Curator Dashboard project at the UCSC library. We are building 15 Omeka plugins that expand Omeka's core functionality. A more in-depth description of this project can be found at our project site: http://guides.library.ucsc.edu/omeka-curator-dashboard. In developing many of these plugins, we have considered both library implementations and pedagogical/instructional applications. I am particularly interested in how other UC libraries are addressing the desire for Digital Humanities support, particularly infrastructure and project consultation work.

Jamie V. Wittenberg (UCB)

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Christina Woo (UCI)

At the UCI Libraries I am the liaison to these academic depts/subjects: Philosophy, Logic & Philosophy of Science, Religious Studies, Spanish & Portuguese, Latin American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, and Linguistics.  Except for the last two, I've had these are assignments for only 1-2 years, but I have been an academic librarian for nearly 40 years and have been a bibliographer and reference librarian for 25 of them.  Because most of my disciplines are text-intense, I want to explore ways to exploit discourse analysis, including relationships among speakers and writers.  Examples in plays and other literature are gender differences between word choices,  power differences as expressed in language (superiors to inferiors, parents to children, teachers to students, etc.), and the amount of text between these groups (do men say more to other men than they say to women?).  To what extent does this change over time, especially from the same author in the same genre (as in Shakespeare's early comedies compared to his later ones)?  I want to hear about other possibilities and to figure out how subject librarians like myself can support and encourage researchers with topics like these.  I have a respectable reading knowledge of Spanish and French.

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I’ve been in several roles at the California Digital Library since 2002. Most recently, I’m a project manager in the Discovery & Delivery Services Group since 2008.  I studied Art History at UC Berkeley, and I have an MLIS with a focus on new media and art. I managed a shared digital image initiative in the mid 2000’s — UC Shared Images.  My DH interest is broad — what tools and services can CDL provide to support campus DH?  In 2014, I attended some of the informative monthly meetings of the Berkeley digital humanities working group and I follow the Berkeley DH list, as well as monitoring a few other UC DH resources.  I’m intrigued by the wide gamut of DH activities and tools spanning disciplines.