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September 21, 2014

Kathryn Stine

Kathryn Stine


Discovery & Delivery


Metadata Analyst


Kathryn is a metadata analyst working primarily on a new HathiTrust Metadata Management System (HTMMS), in development to replace the current system in 2012. As part of the CDL HTMMS team, Kathryn is working closely with staff at the University of Michigan to migrate and reconcile a massive amount of contributed bibliographic metadata, develop or revise workflows and guidelines, and identify and address metadata policy issues, all in the context of the new system. She is involved in ensuring that metadata contributed to the HathiTrust effectively supports users of the digital library in finding, identifying, and selecting its digitized resources and works with HTMMS team programmers to define and capture core metadata elements from contributed records to support crucial system functions affecting resource discovery and access.


University of California, BA (Art Practice)

University of Michigan, MFA (Mixed Media/Printmaking)

University of Michigan, MSI (Archives and Records Management, Museum Studies)


Kathryn Stine comes to the CDL with several years experience managing archival processing, description, and digitization projects. As an archivist and librarian she has worked to provide access to research resources in a range of formats from oral history interviews and visual materials to organizational records and personal papers. Prior to her work as metadata analyst at CDL, Kathryn worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago as both university archivist and manuscript librarian. At UIC, she coordinated the successful migration of the department’s special collections finding aids and collections management metadata into the Archivists’ Toolkit and initiated several digitization projects to reformat photographic collections documenting the evolution of Chicago neighborhoods and city infrastructure. Her interest and expertise are in designing and implementing processing and cataloging workflows, integrating metadata streams, deploying metadata to help researchers uncover relationships, and developing metadata policy.

Outside of her work with archives and metadata management, Kathryn enjoys improvisational cooking and music that makes her furrow her brows, get up and move, or both. Back in the Bay Area now after eight years in the midwest, she aspires to swim often in the Bay, savor year-round farmer’s markets, and to keep up with her meditative, focused practice in printmaking, needlework, and bookwork.

Professional Interests

  • efficient and engaging approaches to metadata creation and reuse
  • metadata policy
  • information visualization
  • evolution of metadata standards, formats, and frameworks
  • linked open data in libraries, archives, and museums