Curriculum Vitae (CV) & Research

Chair, Digital Partnerships & Strategies
George A. Smathers Libraries
528 Library West
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117000
Gainesville, FL 32611-7000
P: 352.273.2902
M: 352.871.5113

Brief and Full CV Versions

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Brief Bio

Laurie N. Taylor, PhD, is Chair of Digital Partnerships and Strategies (DP&S) in the George A. Smathers Libraries UF, and provides leadership for digital partnerships between the UF Libraries and partners across the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The DP&S Librarian works closely with library colleagues to create and sustain supports for collaborations for building collections, community, and capacity. The DP&S Librarian leads program development and manages program operations for Scholarly Communications, the  LibraryPress@UF, and the Institutional Repository (IR@UF), ensuring alignment with the Smathers Libraries Strategic Directions and support for the Libraries’ collaborative partnerships, initiatives, and programs. Leads digital scholarship initiatives, including projects associated with the UF Digital Collections (UFDC), Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), the IR@UF and other digital collections and scholarship efforts hosted at UF, including support for digital scholarly publishing.

Long Bio, Adds:

She has been the principal investigator, co-PI, and investigator on many grants, including co-principal investigator on the ARL PD Bank, a digital scholarship project to centrally collect academic library job position descriptions to support transformational changes in academia in the digital age. Her current research explores methods, practices, formal and informal structures, and other socio-technical supports for collaborative scholarly and library practices with digital scholarship.  She has published refereed articles on digital scholarship, library publishing, collaborative international digital libraries, library and information science, digital media, 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.

She’s in a video on collaboration with Libraries and Research Computing for scholarship in the digital age, which can be seen below.

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