Metadata Analyst (Business/Systems Analyst 3)

Data Management & Access; 160 Wilson Library

As a metadata analyst librarian, I participate in the management of the descriptive and administrative data which facilitate access to library collections, both digital and physical.

My professional interests include data wrangling, thoughtful automation of data maintenance/creation tasks, computational solutions to library data and collections management questions, open research/data/education advocacy, networked scholarly metadata, and examining information access and privilege through critical/social justice lenses.

Selected Presentations & Publications

Thompson, Kelly and Stacie Traill. Leveraging Python to improve ebook metadata selection, ingest, and management. The Code4Lib Journal. October 18, 2017; Issue 38.

Thompson, Kelly J. More than a name: a content analysis of name authority records for authors who self-identify as trans.  Library Resources & Technical Services, Vol. 60, No. 3 (July 2016): pages 140-155.  Open access self-archived version: ; Publisher's version: