Stacie Williams serves on Library of Congress’ National Digital Strategy Roundtable

Stacie Williams, the inaugural director of the University of Chicago Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship, was recently invited by the Library of Congress (LoC) to join the newly formed National Digital Strategy Roundtable. Williams is part of a group of peers who help to advise the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, AM’77, PhD’87, and the Library of Congress’ LC Labs on the LoC’s digital transformation of collections, services, and access points.

Stacie Williams (photo by Rob Hart)

The Roundtable, which has been chartered for a two-year term, met in June to discuss the LoC’s Digital Strategy report, released in 2018, and to offer feedback and perspective on concerns as wide ranging as copyright; digitization; creating computational data from historical LoC collections to increase access to and creation of digital scholarship; digital discovery platforms; enhancing machine-readable metadata, including on bibliographic records; and developing community partnerships to better share digital collections at the state and local levels.

The 2019-2020 Roundtable also includes:

  • Tony Ageh, Chief Digital Officer, New York Public Library
  • Christine Borgman, Distinguished Research Professor at UCLA and the author of more than 250 publications in communication, information studies, and computer science
  • Meredith Evans, President, Society of American Archivists
  • Paul Ford, CEO and Co-founder, Postlight
  • Joshua Greenberg, Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Digital IT Program
  • Dame Wendy Hall, Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton
  • Hrishikesh Hirway, Creator/Host, Song Exploder
  • Melody Kramer, Director of Communications, Carolina Demography, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Miriam Posner, Assistant Professor of Information Studies and Digital Humanities, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Mia Ridge, Digital Curator for Western Heritage Collections, British Library
  • Maria Thomas, Former Etsy CEO & NPR Digital SVP; Board of Directors at Pew Research Center
  • Jer Thorp, Artist/Writer
  • Victor Udoewa, Director of Strategy, 18F
  • George Westerman, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management and Faculty Director, Workforce Learning, MIT Jameel World Education Lab
  • Tim Young, Principal, Deloitte Consulting