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Digital Libraries, Librarianship

The future of libraries is in digital technology, so long as the library understands what technologies its community needs to facilitate knowledge. Users increasingly use and need digital technologies providing opportunities for libraries! This is a mainstream article posted in the linkedin digital libraries group. Enjoy!

http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=911075850&gid=126125&type=member&item=80412027&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Fbit%2Ely%2FslLpp1&urlhash=j0Vg&trk=group_most_popular-0-b-shrttl&goback=%2Egmp_126125%2Egde_126125_member_68337711

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About Dorotea Szkolar

My name is Dorotea and I am in my last semester of earning my Masters of Library and Information Sciences at Syracuse University with a Certificate of Advance Study in Digital Libraries. I am an aspiring digital librarian and metadata expert, currently seeking full time opportunities. Because of my specialization in Digital Libraries, my coursework continues to cover a wide array of practices, issues and technologies specific to digital libraries including metadata, digitization, copyright, database management, internet services, institutional , open access, policy, and the preservation of digital assets. In addition to my studies, I completed an internship with the Mountain West Digital Library. The internship trained me in Dublin Core, metadata cross walking and harvesting, Open Archives Initiative and CONTENTdm, and I researched, analyzed and composed a report on spatial metadata interoperability issues within the MWDL. My strengths, in addition to my knowledge of digital and academic libraries, include exceptional communication, presentation, analytical and interpersonal skills; and expertise with current trends, technologies and software in metadata and digital librarianship. I am also an experienced professional researcher who has worked for numerous organizations. Before moving to Santa Barbara, I was also the Research Editor for Utah Business Magazine responsible for contacting, researching and authenticating data about businesses for special publications like Utah’s Major Employers Guide. Additionally, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in History at SUNY Binghamton and worked extensively at several non-profits including the Bundy Museum of History & Art, White Plains Ecumenical Food Pantry and Community Options Inc.

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