CURRICULUM VITAE

DANIEL V. PITTI

Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities

319 Alderman Library

P.O. Box 400115

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia 22904-4115

Phone: 434 924-6594

Fax: 434 982-2363

Email: dpitti@Virginia.edu

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley. MLIS. 1987.

University of California, Los Angeles. C.Phil. in the History of Religions. 1984.

University of California, Los Angeles. MA in the History of Religions. 1981.

University of California, Davis. AB in Religious Studies. 1977.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2003-

Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia. Interim Co-director.

1997-

Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia. Project Director.

1993-1997

The Library. University of California, Berkeley. Librarian for Advanced Technologies Projects; Head, Library Electronic Text Unit (1994-1995)

1986-1993

The Library. Catalog Department. University of California, Berkeley.
Authorities Librarian; Head, Authorities Section (1991-1993);
Assistant Authorities Librarian (1988-1991).

1979-1986

University Research Library. Technical Services Dept. Authority Section. University of California, Los Angeles.

 

SUMMARY OF WORK

Humanities Systems Architecture and Research

Project Director at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. Jointly responsible for coordinating project design and implementation. Current projects include: Chaco Canyon: Digital Research Archive; Circus in America; Exemplary Women Project; Salem Witch Trials; Evolutionary Infrastructure: Boston's Back Bay Fens Project; Uncle Tom's Cabin Archive; The Samantabhadra Collection of Nyingma Literature; Victorian London Project; William Blake Archive; Pompeii Project; Piers Plowman Archive; Rossetti Archive; Dante's Inferno; and Valley of the Shadow. Work with Institute fellows, faculty, and staff to design and develop systems specifications for description and digital representation of primary source materials and secondary analytic and interpretive materials; and develop standards-based encoding schemes (primarily in XML and SQL) to implement specifications. With technical director, supervise programming staff and project implementation. Serve on the TEI Consortium Board, as well as the advisory boards of several humanities research projects and publications. Currently serving as Interim Co-director of the Institute.

Archive, Library, and Museum Standards and System Development

National and International—Jointly authored successful Berkeley Finding Aid Project proposal funded by the US Department of Education; developed international group of collaborators; with input from collaborators, coordinated the analysis of library, museum, and archival finding aid document architecture and developed data model; and wrote the first prototype encoding standard for finding aids in the form of a DTD based on SGML. Organized and led the Berkeley Finding Aid Conference in April 1995 sponsored by the Commission on Preservation and Access. Led a Bentley Historical Library Research Fellowship Program for Study of Modern Archives team in furthering the development of the finding aid encoding standard. Authored revised data model and DTD for finding aids (renamed Encoded Archival Description (EAD)). With SAA Encoded Archival Description Working Group (EADWG) developed specifications for alpha, beta, and versions 1.0 2002 of EAD. Authored all versions of the DTD. With EADWG developed EAD tag library (1.0 and 2002) and guidelines 1.0). Authored successful grant proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities for funding the American Heritage Virtual Archive Project. Since 2001, have collaborated with international archivists and representatives from International Council on Archives, Committee on Descriptive Standards to develop an XML DTD/Schema for the description of individuals, corporate bodies, and families based on ISAAR. Authored alpha and beta DTD, and co-authored the beta Tag Library, both to be published in early 2004.

 

Consult and teach internationally on digital library and EAD and EAC projects.

Berkeley and California—Researched and selected SGML development, authoring, conversion, and network database/publishing tools in The Library. Organized, staffed, trained and supervised the Electronic Text Unit (ETU) in The Library. As the manager of the California Heritage Digital Image Access Project and American Heritage Virtual Archive Project, supervised and coordinated the activities of a project team drawn from the Library Systems Office, the Bancroft Library, the ETU, and the Library Photographic Service. Designed and supervised the development of a complex finding aid and primary sources digitizing prototype production system. Overall project involved selection, organization and arrangement, intellectual description, filming, scanning, digital image format conversion, and publication of finding aids with linked images. Jointly authored successful grant proposal to the National Endowment for the Humanities for funding the California Heritage Digital Image Access. Database designer and project consultant, UC EAD Project.

Archive and Library Systems Development, Cataloging and Authority Control

Designed and wrote specifications for the development of the authority control subsystem in GLADIS, the Berkeley technical processing system and catalog. Coordinated Berkeley's participation in the National Coordinated Cataloging Operations (NACO) and provided authority control assistance for Berkeley's participation in the National Cooperative Cataloging Project (NCCP). Developed library-wide name, series, and subject authority control policies. From 1988-1990, performed original cataloging in the humanities and social sciences.

GRANT AND RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Traditions of Exemplary Women: A Digital Research Collection. Henry Luce Foundation. PI: Anne Kinney (Virginia). Contributor to proposal and consultant. 2004.

 

A Virtual Archive of Whitman's Manuscripts.National Endowment for the Humanities. PI: Kenneth Price (Nebraska). Contributor to proposal and consultant. 2003. 

 

Chaco Canyon: Building a Digital Research Archive.Mellon Foundation. PI: Steve Plog (Virginia). Consultant. 2003.

 

The Digital Archaeological Archive of Chesapeake Slavery (DAACS). Mellon Foundation. PI: Fraser D. Neiman (Monticello Archeology). Consultant. 2000-2004.

 

Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. National Endowment for the Humanities. PI: Jerome McGann. Consultant. 2003.

 

Traditions of Exemplary Women: A Translation/Digital Research Collection. National Endowment for the Humanities. PI: Anne Kinney (Virginia). Contributor to proposal and consultant. 2003.

 

Traditions of Exemplary Women: A Digital Research Collection   Delmas Foundation. PI: Anne Kinney (Virginia). Contributor to proposal and consultant. 2003.

 

Virginia Heritage(University of Virginia Library and VIVA). National Endowment for the Humanities. PI: Edward Gaynor (Virginia). Contributor to proposal and consultant. 2002.

 

A Virtual Archive of Whitman's Manuscripts. Institute of Museum and Library Services. PI: Kenneth Price (Nebraska). Contributor to proposal and consultant. 2002.

 

The Circus Structure and Movement Electronic Archive.National Endowment for the Arts. PI: Lavahn Hoh (Virgina). Consultant. 2002.      

 

Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, Phase 3. National Endowment for the Humanities. PI: Hoyt Duggan. Consultant and technical editor. 2002.

 

XML Support for the Text Encoding Initiative. National Endowment for the Humanities. PI and project administrator. 2001.  

 

Completion of the William Blake Archive. National Endowment for the Humanities. PI: John Unsworth. Contributor to proposal and consultant. 2000.         

 

The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Hypermedia Research Archive. Getty Grant Program. PI: Jerome McGann (Virginia). Consultant. 2000.

 

Supporting Digital Scholarship, The Mellon Foundation. PI: John Unsworth (Virginia). Contributor to proposal and consultant. 2000.

 

The William Blake Archive. Getty Grant Program. PI: Joseph Viscomi (Chapel Hill), Morris Eaves (Rochester), and Robert Essick (Riverside). Project SGML and database design consultant. 1998.

The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive. National Endowment for the Humanities. PI: Hoyt Duggan (Virginia). Consultant and technical editor. 1998.

The UC EAD Project: A Prototype Union Database of Encoded Archival Finding Aids. University of California Office of the President. Design and technical consultant. 1996.

American Heritage Virtual Archive Project. National Endowment for the Humanities. Author of proposal and project manager. 1996.

 

Social Aspects of Digital Libraries Workshop (UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies).National Science Foundation. Participant and contributed paper. 1996.

The Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Archive Online. The Library and University Art Museum/Pacific Film Archives. Technical consultant. 1996.

Encoding Standard for Electronic Archival Finding Aids. Bentley Historical Library with funds from the Mellon Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities. Author of proposal and PI of research team. 1995.

 

Berkeley Finding Aid Conference. Commission on Preservation and Access. Chaired and deliver paper. Conference of 60 archivists and systems specialist to evaluate Berkeley Finding Aid Project and suggest steps in further development. 1995.

The California Heritage Digital Image Access Project. National Endowment for the Humanities. Joint author of proposal, chief technical architect, and project manager. 1995.

 

The Bancroft Library Finding Aid Database and Networking Project (The Berkeley Finding Aid Project). U.S. Department of Education Higher Education Act Title IIA Research and Demonstration Grant. Joint author of proposal, chief technical architect, and project manager. 1993.

Digital Image Access Project. Research Libraries Group. Consultant 1993.

 

University of California Press/Library SCAN Project. Mellon Foundation. Contributed to the proposal and SGML consultant.

SGML/MARC Working Group. Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Consultant. 1995-1996.

Z39.50 Digital Library Collection Profile Working Group. Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Consultant. 1995-1996.

PUBLICATIONS

“Designing Sustainable Projects and Publications,” forthcoming (2004) in A Companion to Digital Humanities, edited by John Unsworth and Susan Schreibman (Blackwell Publishing).

 

 “Creator Description: Encoded Archival Context,” forthcoming (2004) in the International Cataloguing and Bibliographic Control (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, 2004) and a monograph from Haworth Press. Also translated as “Descrizione del soggetto produttore. Encoded archival context” in Authority Control: Definizione ed esperienze internazionali (Firenze: Firenze University Press, 2003).

 

Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Tag Library, Version 2002 (Washington, D.C.: Society of American Archivists and Library of Congress, 2002). Contributed as member of the Society of American Archivists EAD Working Group

 

Encoded Archival Description Document Type Definition, Version 2002(Washington: Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office and Society of American Archivists, 1998).

Encoded Archival Description on the Internet, special issue of the Journal of Internet Cataloging (Binghamton, N.Y.: Haworth Information Press), vol. 4, nos. 3-4. Co-editor, with Wendy Duff (University of Toronto).

 

“Encoded Archival Description: An Introduction and Overview,” D-Lib Magazine (Washington: CNRI), vol.5, no. 11, Nov. 1999: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november99/11pitti.html

 

Encoded Archival Description Document Type Definition, Version 1.0(Washington: Library of Congress Network Development and MARC Standards Office and Society of American Archivists, 1998).

Encoded Archival Description Tag Library, Version 1.0 (Chicago: The Society of American Archivists, 1998). Contributed as member of the Society of American Archivists EAD Working Group.

"Encoded Archival Description: The Development of an Encoding Standard for Archival Finding Aids," The American Archivists (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 1997), vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 268-283.

"Access to Digital Representations of Archival Materials: The Berkeley Finding Aid Project," RLG Digital Image Access Project: Proceedings from an RLG Symposium (Palo Alto: The Research Libraries Group, 1995), pp. 73-81.

"The Berkeley Finding Aid Project: Standards in Navigation," Filling the Pipeline and Paying the Piper (Washington, D.C.: Association of Research Libraries, 1995), p. 161-166.

"Standard Generalized Markup Language and the Future of Cataloging," in The Serials Librarian (The Haworth Press) vol. 25, no. 3/4, 1995, pp. 243-253; and: A Kaleidoscope of Choices: Reshaping Roles and Opportunities for Serialsists (ed: Beth Holley and Mary Ann Sheble) (The Haworth Press, 1995) pp. 243-253.

"Una ricchezza in comune verso uno standard che codifichi strumenti per la ricerca," Archivi & Computer (San Miniato, Italy: Archivio Storico Comunale, 1995), numero 4. Paper original presented under the title "Sharing the Wealth: A Description of the Berkeley Finding Aid Project" in September 1993 at the Society of American Archivists Conference, New Orleans.

TEACHING AND CONSULTING

Rare Book School, University of Virginia. Implementing EAD workshop 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 (3), 2000 (2), 2001 (2), and 2002.

 

Rare Book School, University of Virginia. Publishing EAD workshop. 2002 and 2003.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access. Panel: United States History and Culture. 2003.

 

Production of Editions in an Electronic Environment. Association for Documentary Editing, with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). Newberry Library, Chicago. Consultant. 2003.

 

National Archive of the Netherlands (Amsterdam). EAD workshop. 2002.

 

Philadelphia Museum of Art. Consulting. 2002.

 

East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. EAD workshop. 2002.

 

University of Virginia. English Department. Traditional and Electronic Text and Textuality seminar. With Jerome McGann and Johanna Drucker. Fall 2001.

 

United Nations Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS). Consulting. 2001.

 

Research Issues in Intellectual Access to Electronically Published Historical Documents. National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Planning Grant, University of Vermont. Consultant. 2000.

 

University of Virginia. Introduction to XML and XSL. 2000 (2).

 

South African Society of Archivists (University of the Witwatersrand), Johannesburg. EAD and TEI workshop. 2000.

 

South African History Archive, University of South Africa, Pretoria and University of Natal, Durban. Consulting. 2000.

 

Thomas Jefferson Papers, Retirement Series and George Washington Papers. Charlottesville. TEI workshop. 2000.

 

University of Washington, Seattle. Consulting. 2000.

 

A National Database of Electronic Finding Aids for Australian Literary Manuscript Collections. Consortium members: National Library of Australia, University of Western Australia, State Library of New South Wales, University College of UNSW at the Australian Defence Academy, Fryer Library at the University of Queensland, and the University of Sydney Library. EAD workshop and consulting. 2000.

 

Virginia Heritage. Consulting. 1999-

 

Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA). EAD workshop. 1999.

 

Penn State University. Consulting. 1998.

 

Ohio State University. Consulting. 1998.

 

Dance Heritage Coalition, New York Public Library. EAD workshop and consulting. 1998.

 

British Columbia Archives, Victoria, British Columbia. EAD workshop and consulting. 1998.

 

Public Record Office, Kew Gardens. EAD workshop and consulting. 1997.

 

Florida State Archives, Tallahassee, Florida. EAD workshop. 1997.

 

Yale University, New Haven. EAD workshop. 1996.

 

King's College London. EAD Workshop. 1996.

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

"Creator Description: Encoded Archival Context" at International Authority Control Conference, Florence, Italy. 2003.

 

"Archival Description: People, Records, and Functions" at CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model SIG, Washington, D.C. 2003.

 

"Applying Technology to Humanities Resources and Communication" at Coalition for Networked Information meeting, Portland. 2003.

 

"Original Digital Humanities Research Publications: Challenges in Library Collecting" in speakers' series Digital Dialogues, University of California, San Diego. 2003.

 

EAD Research: Diffusion, Implementation, and Living with Encoded Archival Description (EAD). SAA session chair, Los Angeles. 2003.

 

"Conversion of EAD" at Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Gettysburg. 2003.

 

"Creator Description: Encoded Archival Context" [actual title and content varies]

-        RLG sponsored Metadata Matters SAA pre-conference, Birmingham, Alabama. 2002.

-        Standards und Methoden der Volltext-Digitalisierung, Universität Trier, Germany. 2002.

-        Computing Arts Conference, Sydney, Australia. 2001.

-        RLIN Users Roundtable, Washington D.C. 2001.

 

“Data Diversity and Integration in Two Socio-Cultural Historical Research Projects” at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computing the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, Tübingen, Germany. 2002.

 

"Archival Description: Status Report" at Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Baltimore. 2002.

 

“Extensible Markup Language,” University of British Columbia, Vancouver. 2002.

 

"Intensive EAD: A One-Week Introductory Course in the Rare Book School," at Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists, Birmingham. 2002.

 

“Emergence of Digital Humanities Scholarship”

-        American Library Association, Rare Book and Manuscript Section, Atlanta. 2002.

-        Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 2002.

 

"Extensible Markup Language: Technology Update" at Virtual Heritage meeting, Charlottesville. 2002.

 

"Advanced Technology and the History of the Book" at Digital Access to Book Trade Archives, The Hague. 2002.

 

"Standards for Electronic Collaboration, Publishing, and Archiving"

-        Rice University. 2001.

-        Universität Trier, Germany. 2000.

 

"The Nature and Importance of Standards in Communities", Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library planning workshop, University of Virginia. 2001.

 

“Encoded Archival Description: Introduction and Overview” [actual title and content varies]

-        University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2002.

-        Computing Arts Conference, Sydney, Australia. 2001.

-        University of Washington, Seattle. 2000.

-        State Archive, Düsseldorf, Germany. 2000

-        National Archive, Berlin, Germany. 2000.

-        Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth, Australia. 2000.

-        The National Archives, Dublin, Ireland. 1999.

-        ArchivSchule, Marburg, Germany. 1999.

-        Archiefschool, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 1999.

-        Society of North Carolina Archivists Meeting, Duke University, Durham, NC. 1998.

-        Public Record Office Open Day, Public Record Office, Kew Gardens. 1997.

-        Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Wilmington, Delaware. 1997.

-        King's College, London. 1996.

-        University of Glasgow, Glasgow. 1996.

-        Association of Canadian Archivists, Whitehorse. 1996.

 

“Thematic Research Collections: A New Genre in Humanities Publishing”

-        University of Western Australia, Perth. 2000.

-        University College Dublin, Ireland. 1999.

 

Keynote, Scottish Archive Network EAD Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland. 1999.

 

“The Samantabhadra Project: Technical Overview,” at Digital Resources in the Humanities, King’s College. London. 1999.

 

"Die Encoded Archival Description (maschinenlesbare archivische Erschließung)," at the Das digitale Archiv Duderstadt im Kontext der Diskussion um die Digitalisierung. Göttingen, Germany. 1999.

"Strategies for Electronic Archiving," at the Exploring the New Media Conference, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 1999.

"American Heritage Virtual Archive Project," at the Digital Resources in the Humanities, Glasgow, Scotland. 1998.

"After the Fall: Structured Data at IATH" (with John Unsworth), at the annual joint meeting of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, Debrecen, Hungary. 1998.

"Emerging Standards for Hypermedia: Extensible Markup Language," Exploring the New Media Conference, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., April 17, 1998.

"Encoded Archival Description," American Library Association LITA/ALCTS Metadata Institute, Washington, D.C. 1998.

"Thematic Research Archives: Emergence of a New Publishing Genre," Library and Townsend Center Lecture, University of California, Berkeley. 1998.

"Encoded Archival Description: A Progress Report," and panel chair, Society of American Archivists, San Diego. 1996.

Encoded Archival Description standards development update and demonstration at Planning Conference: University of California Implementation of Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Los Angeles. 1995.

Berkeley Finding Aid Project description and demonstration at the ACRL Arts Section/LITA Technology and the Arts Interest Group, Chicago. 1995.

Panelist at the ALCTS "AACR2000: Toward the Future of the Descriptive Cataloging Rules" Preconference, Chicago. 1995.

“Introduction to SGML and the Berkeley Finding Aid Project,” ACRL/RBMS Preconference, Bloomington, Indiana. 1995.

"Settling the Digital Frontier: The Future of Scholarly Communication in the Humanities,” at Berkeley Finding Aid Conference, University of California, Berkeley. 1995.

 

"Access to Digital Representations of Archival Materials: The Berkeley Finding Aid Project,” at the Research Libraries Group Digital Image Access Project Workshop, Palo Alto. 1995.

"Law and Order in an Unruly Information Universe," at the Association of Library and Information Science Educators, Philadelphia. 1995.

“SGML Software in the Berkeley Finding Aid Project” and demonstration of California Cornerstones: Selected Images from The Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection, the Library of Congress' Averell Harriman Collection, and The Bancroft Library’s Graves Pictorial Collection at theALA LITA Programmer/Analyst Discussion Group, Philadelphia. 1995.

“Berkeley Digital Library Initiatives” and demonstration of California Cornerstones: Selected Images from The Bancroft Library Pictorial Collection, the Library of Congress' Averell Harriman Collection, and The Bancroft Library’s Graves Pictorial Collection.

-        Quarterly Meeting of the Northern California SGML User Group. 1994. Presentation summarized in "Using Today's Data in the Next Century & Beyond" in Spectrum (Berkeley: Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics & Space Astrophysics Group), v. 2, no. 1, January 23, 1995.

-        visiting archivists from the Russian Archives Federation (Rosarkhiv). 1994.

-        National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland. 1994. (sans California Cornerstones).

-        National Digital Library Visitor's Center at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 1994.

"The Berkeley Finding Aid Project: Standards in Navigation," paper presented at the American Research Libraries/Association of American University Presses 4th Symposium on Electronic Publishing on the Network, Washington, D.C. 1994.

“Berkeley Finding Aid Project” and demonstration of Graves Pictorial Collection.

-        Invitational Workshop for Image Collection Implementors, Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester. 1994.

-        Society of American Archivists, Descriptive Section, Indianapolis. 1994.

-        Museum Computer Network, Computer Interchange of Museum Information Panel, Washington, D.C. 1994, Washington.

-        California Historical Society, Berkeley. 1994.

-        American Library Association, Rare Book and Manuscript Section Preconference, Miami. 1994.

-        Workshop on Cataloging Electronic Texts, co-sponsored by the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) and the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (CETH), Somerset, New Jersey. 1994.

-        Research Libraries Group, Digital Image Access Project (DIAP) meeting at Stokes Imaging Services, Austin, Texas. 1994.

"Standard Generalized Markup Language and the Future of Cataloging," a paper presented at the North American Serials Interest Group, Vancouver. 1994.

"Sharing the Wealth: A Description of the Berkeley Finding Aid Project," at the Society of American Archivists Conference, New Orleans. 1993.

"The One and the Many: Cooperative Cataloging and Authority Control," at the Northern California Technical Processes Group of the California Library Association. 1992.

Panel "Authority Control in the Augmented Catalog", introduced and moderated at LITA/ALCTS CCS Interest Group on Authority Control in the Online Environment, Atlanta. 1991.

"MARC and Purity of Thought in Cataloging: Another Look at Series Description and Access," Midwinter Meeting of the LITA/ALCTS CCS Interest Group on Authority Control in the Online Environment, in Washington D.C. 1989.

Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group, Official Minutes of the Annual Meeting, New Orleans. 1988.

Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group, Official Minutes of Midwinter Meeting, San Antonio. 1988.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Society of American Archivists (SAA) (1995- )

 

SAA Committee on Archival Information Exchange, Encoding Archival Description Working Group (1995- )

American Library Association (ALA) (1990- )

 

Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Cataloging and Classification Section (1990-1997)

 

Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) (1990-1997)

Member ALA LITA Program Planning Committee (1996-1997)

Past-chair of ALA ALCTS CCS/LITA Interest Group on Authority Control in the Online Environment (1995-1996)

Chair of ALA ALCTS CCS/LITA Interest Group on Authority Control in the Online Environment (1994-1995)

Member of the Board of Directors, Northern California Standard Generalized Markup Language User Group (1994-1995)

Member of ALA ALCTS CCS AACR2000 Pre-Conference Planning Committee (1994-1995)

Consultant to ALA ALCTS CCS Committee on Cataloging : Description and Access Ad Task Force on a Natural History Cataloging Forum (1994-1995)

Consultant on the encoding of the electronic edition of the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (1993-1995)

Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of ALA ALCTS CCS/LITA Interest Group on Authority Control in the Online Environment (1993-1994)

Consultant to the ALA ALCTS CCS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access Concise ISBD(M) Review Task Force (1992)

Consultant to the ALA ALCTS CCS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access Task Force on the Definitions of "Edition" (1992)

Secretary of ALA ALCTS CCS/LITA Interest Group on Authority Control in the Online Environment (1992-1993)

HONORS RECEIVED

1998

Society of American Archivists Coker Award

1995

Research Fellowship. Research Fellowship Program for the Study of Modern Archives, Bentley Historical Library.

1995

Accelerated promotion to Librarian. The Library, UC Berkeley.

1989

Accelerated promotion to Associate Librarian. The Library, UC Berkeley.

1983-84

Research Assistantship. Gustave von Grunebaum Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UCLA.

1983-84

Sklar Fellowship for Studies Promoting Peace in the Middle East. History Department, UCLA.

1981-83

Fellowships for study of Arabic, NDEA Fellowship Program. Gustave von Grunebaum Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UCLA.

1980-81

Fellowship. History Department, UCLA.

1977

Phi Beta Kappa.