Patricia Martin joined the CDL on January 5 as the new Bibliographic Services Manager, reporting to Laine Farley, Director of Digital Library Services.  Originally from New York, Patti received her MLIS from UCLA in 1989, and has spent the last 11 years working for Microsoft.  She has extensive experience with complex projects involving managing vendors in three countries, building special collections of speech data, entertainment metadata, and handwriting data, and serving as the main technical communication liaison both internally and externally.

She has worked on specifying search and browse functions, controlled vocabularies, and relevance metrics, and managed a team of seven catalogers.  She is also experienced in developing product strategies and evaluation metrics.  All of these experiences will come in handy in working with Melvyl, UC-eLinks and Request.

Please join us in welcoming Patti to the CDL.

b. Dayna Holz Named Office of Scholarly Communication Analyst

With the conclusion of an open recruitment, we are pleased to announce that Dayna Holz has accepted the position of Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) Analyst.  The OSC analyst will provide a wide array of program assistance to eScholarship, and data analysis and other analytic support to other OSC initiatives.

Dayna will draw from her recent experience providing part-time assistance to eScholarship for its new postprint service for UC faculty, and providing data acquisition and analysis for OSC’s Mellon-supported copyright and postprints study.

Dayna joins us from UC Berkeley where she worked at both the Environmental Design Archives and the Water Resources Center Archives managing image digitization projects, and various metadata, finding aid, and web related work.  Dayna, who recently completed her graduate studies in information science with a focus on archives and copyright law, brings fresh energy and valuable experience to CDL.  Please join us in welcoming her to the CDL.