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Laurie N. Taylor
Digital Scholarship Librarian

University of Florida



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Laurie N. Taylor, PhD, is the Digital Humanities Librarian in the Scholarly Resources & Research Services Division of the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. Her work focuses on data curation, digital curation, and socio-technical needs for scholarly cyberinfrastructure. This includes work to build, preserve, and ensure findability and usability for digital humanities and other digital scholarship projects with digital collections. She works heavily with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC), and the Open Source SobekCM software and tools. I am the Technical Director for the international collaborative Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC).

She is also the technical director for the Florida Digital Newspaper Library, and was co-principal investigator on America’s Swamp: the Historical Everglades, a project to digitize six archival collections, and has been PI, co-PI, and an investigator on many grants (full list in CV) . Prior to joining the UF Libraries in 2007, she taught undergraduate digital humanities courses and graduate writing courses, as well as workshops on digital technologies. Her current research explores methods to digitally represent and contextualize archival materials, as well as other issues related to the digital humanities, digital scholarship, and the full data curation lifecycle. She has published refereed articles on collaborative international digital libraries, digital media, library and information science, open access, and literature; and she co-edited a collection on digital representations of history and memory, Playing the Past: Video Games, History, and Memory.

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