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Carl G. Stahmer, PhD is the Director of Digital Scholarship at the University Library, University of California, Davis. Stahmer has been working in the field of digital humanities since the mid 1990s, when he began constructing the Romantic Circles website (, named at the time as one of the top twenty educational websites in the world by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition to creating and maintaining a host of academic websites, Stahmer has also worked as a computer programmer and system architect for a variety of governmental, academic, and commercial technology initiatives over the past twenty years. He has served as the Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology and the Humanities(MITH), as a member of the Advisory Board of the Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Studies (NINES), and as Director of Technology for Lynchinteractive Inc., where he was lead developer and system architect for a variety of internet-based, advanced data-integration solutions, including medical, distance learning, and government information systems.  He is a proficient C++, Java, Visual Basic, PHP, SQL, and Perl programmer. Stahmer¹s work has been funded by various organizations and institutions, including the National endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Stahmer¹s current research is focused on the development of an open source, content based search and retrieval (image recognition) platform for digital archives of historical printed materials.  He also works extensively in the area of linked open data and social data curation.  He currently serves as the Associate Director of the English Broadside Ballad Archive (, as the Technical Director of the Advanced Research Consortium (, and as the Lead Developer for the English Short Title Catalogue ( For more information please visit his homepage at

Kathryn Stine (CDL)

Kathryn Stine is Metadata Product Manager for the Discovery and Delivery group at the California Digital Library, where she works primarily with a team of developers and metadata analysts on Zephir, a large-scale bibliographic metadata management system designed and implemented for the HathiTrust. Her previous work includes managing special collections and visual resources metadata, processing, and digitization projects at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of California at Berkeley. Her interests and expertise include designing and implementing processing and cataloging workflows, deploying metadata to help researchers uncover relationships, and developing metadata policy. Kathryn has an MFA and MSI, both from the University of Michigan, where she focused on archives and records management and museum studies.

Jess Spencer Waggoner (UCSC)