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Lisa Schiff

Lisa Schiff


Publishing & Special Collections


Associate Director


Lisa manages and coordinates the work of the Publishing & Special Collections product and service managers from an operational perspective to ensure the continued delivery of high quality services and project outcomes, the ability to grow these services in accordance with CDL strategic objectives, and the capacity to respond to new opportunities and systemwide mandates.


Ph.D., Library and Information Studies, UC Berkeley

M.L.I.S., UC Berkeley

A.B., Political Science major, French/Economics minor, Bryn Mawr College


Lisa joined the CDL in 2005 as an Ingest Programmer. From 2006 until 2018 Lisa was the Technical Lead for the California Digital Library's Publishing program. Previous to joining the CDL, she was an Information Engineer at Interwoven. She received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of Informed Consent: Information Production and Ideology, published by Scarecrow Press.

Professional Interests

  • Open Access
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Library Based Publishing
  • The Social Nature of Information
  • Intellectual Authority
  • Information Equity
  • User Centered Design
  • Controlled Vocabularies
  • Metadata

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