Metadata Analyst Librarian

Data Management & Access; 160 Wilson Library
612-626-5337
kjthomps@umn.edu

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3812-8910

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.

Education

MLIS, University of Iowa

BA in Biology, Carleton College

Service to Professional Organizations

SHARE curation associate, 2016-2017 cohort

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