a. Bill Landis Joins the CDL

On November 1, Bill Landis will join the CDL staff as Metadata Coordinator for the Documenting the American West Project, a three-year project funded by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation: http://www.cdlib.org/inside/projects/amwest/

Bill is well known to many CDL staff as a member of several working groups, including the CDL Tools and Services Working Group.  Bill has also served on the OAC Working Group and contributed his metadata expertise to developing OAC’s best practices documents.

Bill comes to CDL from the UC Irvine Library Special Collections and Archives where he has served as the Manuscripts Librarian since 1998.  Bill has also been instrumental in the work of several Society of American Archivist groups, including the Canadian-U.S. Task Force on Archival Description which produced the publication “Describing Archives: A Content Standard” (2004) [http://www.archivists.org/catalog/pubDetail.asp?objectID=1279]

Please join us in welcoming Bill to the CDL!