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Assistant Director, Special Collections
Current Role at StanfordGlynn is the Assistant Director in the Department of Special Collections & University Archives is primarily in charge of the Collection Services Division and the libraries' Born- and Acquired-Digital Programs. She also collaborates with other managers to develop new programs and directions within the department.
Collection Services staff work collaboratively with over 20 subject specialists and curators throughout the library; we take in over 350 collections each year, totaling between 1,800 and 3,500 linear feet (this is equivalent to 2.5-6 million documents) a year. Our focus is on collection management as well as discovery and access including: acquisitions, cataloging and processing of incoming material in any format - from rare books and papyrus fragments to artifacts and computer media. We also manage all digitization projects and descriptive metadata for special collections materials in conjunction with subject specialists and the digital library group.
The departments' Born-Digital Program collaborates with Digital Libraries Systems and Services as well as the libraries' Metadata Development Unit. The department of Special Collections also directs the ePADD Project - developing software to acquire, process and deliver email archives in our collections. A new release of ePADD software (Version 5.0) came out in winter 2018.
Academic Technology Specialist, Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research
BioClaudia Engel collaborates with students and faculty on digital research projects in the Anthropology Department, where she also has a lecturer appointment and teaches courses in GIS, Digital Methods, and Critical Data Practices. She is a member of the Research Data Services (RDS) Division and the Center of Interdisciplinary Digital Scholarship (CIDR) at the Stanford Libraries. In that role she supports Humanities and Social Science researchers in the use of the increasing number of the Libraries' digital data repositories.
Curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies, Humanities Resource Group
BioLiisi Esse serves as Curator for Estonian and Baltic Studies at Stanford Libraries since 2013. Her main responsibility is to build and maintain Stanford's collection of Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Finnish material in all formats (books, periodicals, manuscripts, electronic sources, etc.). Her wider goal is to enhance Baltic studies by advising scholars and students interested in the matter, engaging in collaborative projects with other institutions, and organizing events and exhibits at Stanford.
Liisi also serves as Administrative Executive Director of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) and Reviews Editor at the Journal of Baltic Studies.