Consulting

I’d be happy to consult for you! Here’s what I know:

Audiovisual digitization and digital-data rescue

Many cultural-heritage organizations have collections of at-risk audio, video, and digital media. I have built cost-effective systems to digitize the most commonly-encountered audio and video media, and rescue data from commonly-encountered digital media.

I would love to help you build exactly the system you need! I can also help you vet outsourcing partners, write digitization or rescue specifications/standards, and document systems and workflows.

Scholarly communication

Reshaping existing patterns of scholarly communication is a tall order, both inside and outside the library. I will help your library make measurable progress.

  • Planning (or replanning) an institutional repository
  • Planning for a library-internal or institutional open-access mandate
  • Setting up a publishing operation
  • Setting up an open-access author-fee fund
  • Staff training, in-person or via the web
  • Outreach, marketing, and educational campaigns
  • Open Access Week event-planning assistance

Research-data stewardship

Research libraries face a new preservation and consulting responsibility: research data. I will help your library understand and plan for it.

  • NSF data-management plan training and consulting
  • Staff training, in-person or via the web
  • Outreach, marketing, and educational campaigns
  • Event-planning assistance

Reskilling

Is standard professional development not moving your organization as far as it needs to move? I’m happy to be your sounding board and planning advisor.

Let me know how I can help.