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Patricia (Trisha) Cruse

Patricia Cruse


Digital Preservation (UC3)




Trisha is the founding director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library and is responsible for all services within UC3. She works collaboratively with the ten UC campuses to develop sustainable strategies for the curation and preservation of digital content that supports the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University of California. Trisha has developed and oversees several of UC3's major initiatives. With a strong focus on supporting data sharing Trisha has worked to develop a range of services that provide a foundation for researchers to create, manage, share, get credit for, and preserve their scholarly output. The services include the Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool), the EZID Service, the Merritt Curation Repository, the DCXL Project (open source add-in for Excel) and the Web Archiving Service. Trisha has put an emphasis on developing business models that will sustain and grow the services offered by UC3. Trisha lends her expertise to several international endeavors and is a member of the DataCite Governing Board, the HathiTrust Strategic Advisory Board, the PASIG Steering Committee, the NSF-funded DataONE leadership team and co-chairs the DataONE Sustainability and Governance Working Group. Finally, Trisha is on the editorial board for Data Curation Now.


B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.L.I.S., University of California, Berkeley


Trisha joined CDL as a the Program Manager for Government Information and Social Science Data initiatives in 2000 and became a Director of the Digital Preservation Program in 2003. She worked as a manager at the Social Sciences & Humanities Library at UC San Diego.