Metadata Analyst Librarian
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.
MLIS, University of Iowa
BA in Biology, Carleton College
Service to Professional Organizations
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. http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/12828
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: https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3505412.v1 ; Publisher's version: http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/lrts.60n3.140