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December 20, 2014

Joan Starr

Joan Starr


Infrastructure and Applications Support

Strategic and Project Planning


EZID Service Manager

Manager, Strategic and Project Planning


Joan manages the EZID service at CDL, a service that makes it easy to create and manage unique, persistent identifiers. In addition, Joan chairs the Metadata Working Group of DataCite, an international organization working for easier access to and increased acceptance of research data in scholarly communications. And, she is active in FORCE11,a community of scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers and research funders working to help change scholarly communication through the effective use of information technology.

Joan is also Manager of Strategic and Project Planning. She works closely with the Executive Director and CDL senior managers on strategic planning for CDL as a whole and for Program-specific planning, as appropriate. She coordinates CDL's Internship Program, and she provides oversight for the University of California Systemwide Library Planning function.


B.A., Political Science, University of Oregon

M.A., English (Creative Writing), San Francisco State University

M.L.I.S., San Jose State University


Joan came to CDL in 2006 from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco where she was a Senior Project Consultant in the Information Technology Services Department. She helped create a central project management function at the Bank, including the evaluation and implementation of a software tool for project management. She also worked with project managers to capture project documentation and enable measures of progress. Her previous position at CDL was as Manager of Project Planning and Resource Allocation.

Professional Interests

  • Project management
  • Data sharing and data citation
  • Metadata analysis
  • Collaboration

Committees / Affiliations

  • DataCite Metadata Working Group, Chair
  • DataCite Policy and Best Practices Working Group
  • Force 11 Data Citation Groups
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

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Papers / Presentations

Publications are listed at: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7285-027X