Access to the College Green area of campus will be restricted until further notice. PennCard holders and some Penn affiliates may enter and exit Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center through the Rosengarten Undergraduate Study Center on the ground floor, and may enter and exit the Fisher Fine Arts Library through the 34th Street entrance to Meyerson Hall. See our Service Alerts for details.

As the first Head of Metadata Research, Jim works collaboratively across the Libraries, developing a vision for the services, technologies and policies to enhance discovery of collections, and incorporating international standards and best practices for linked data and metadata.  He plays a critical role in the Penn Libraries’ participation in the LD4 community and the Share-VDE project, as well as developing future partnerships.

Before coming to the Penn Libraries Jim worked at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the Illinois Libraries Jim had roles in technology focused research and in the development of creative uses of technologies in research libraries. He led a number of successful and novel grant projects which integrate library services and emerging technology.

He holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science and a C.A.S. in Library and Information Science both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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  • American Library Association (ALA)