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Kathryn Stine

Kathryn Stine


Discovery & Delivery


Metadata Product Manager


Kathryn leads a team of developers and analysts who maintain and enhance Zephir, a metadata management system designed and implemented by the California Digital Library for the HathiTrust Digital Library. She also works closely with operations and leadership staff and advisory groups at HathiTrust to prioritize metadata management development work in support of HathiTrust system functions affecting resource preservation, discovery, and access. In addition to her contributing to UC’s engagement with HathiTrust, Kathryn has worked on UC system-wide project teams to develop metadata policy and to document and analyze metadata workflows.


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

MFA (Mixed Media/Printmaking), University of Michigan

BA (Art Practice), University of California, Berkeley


Kathryn has a background in managing digital resources and the metadata that describe them in a range of contexts, including work with digitized print collections, oral history media, visual resources, and archives and special collections. Prior to her work at the CDL, she was University Archivist and Manuscripts Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she managed archival processing and initiated several digitization projects to reformat photographic collections documenting the evolution of Chicago neighborhoods and city infrastructure. She has also worked to provide access to both physical and digital collections in museum and visual resources contexts, most recently at the University of California, Berkeley. She has contributed to several metadata migration and cataloging interface design projects and has expertise in modeling, designing, and implementing processing and cataloging workflows, coordinating diverse metadata streams, deploying metadata to help researchers uncover relationships between resources, and developing metadata policy to promote access and use.

Professional Interests

  • metadata policy
  • information visualization
  • evolution of metadata standards, formats, and frameworks
  • linked open data in libraries, archives, and museums