Sarah E. Seymore


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University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Master of the History of Art and Architecture; Expected December 2019

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Master of Library and Information Science with a specialization in Digital Librarianship; December 2013

Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Minor in Graphic Design; December 2011
Collection Services, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR
Digital Collections Metadata Librarian, October 2016-present

• Develops, implements, and coordinates processes for metadata creation and remediation for Oregon Digital, Special Collections and Archives classes, and the Center for Media and Educational Technology (CMET) video assets

• Manages the Oregon Digital Newspaper Project (ODNP) by supervising the production, ingest, and quality review process, as well as prioritizing outreach and promotion, interfacing with clients, and tracking on the budget

• Creates and maintains workflows and documentation of standards, crosswalks, best practices, and procedures with special emphasis on metadata for new media projects and collections

• Trains and supervises quality assurance of original metadata creation, and develops and delivers workshops and trainings on metadata creation, normalization, and manipulation

• Serves as a resource to departments, staff, and other stakeholders on metadata, data modeling, and discovery for ODNP, Oregon Digital, and other digital projects

• Participates in digital scholarship training internal and external to the Libraries with a special focus on humanities data

• Supervises graduate student catalogers and student production scanners, as well as managing the documentation and workflow of the digitization projects

Digital Scholarship Center, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR
Digital Metadata Technician, March 2014-October 2016

• Cataloged images of art and architecture for the Visual Resources Collection and other digital collections of the university and the university’s Special Collections and Archives

• Supervised graduate student catalogers and student production scanners, as well as managing the documentation and workflow of the digitization projects

• Assisted in the development of metadata dictionaries, quality control and clean-up of the digital collections, creation of digital collection procedures, and training of external catalogers

Visual Resources Collection, Dept. of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Temporary worker, February 2014

• Assisted in the organization and quality control of the Kurt Weitzmann archive by entering data and image sorting for the digitized collections

Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Temporary Special Collections Assistant, November 2012-April 2013 and October 2013-January 2014

• Opened the library and managed the reference desk for several hours each day to answer general queries, enforce library policies, and provide basic technological support for patrons

• Fulfilled interlibrary loan and document delivery requests including locating and scanning outbound articles and book chapters, and processed inbound and outbound physical volumes

• Helped with technical processing including reserves materials, off-site and in-process retrievals

• Assisted with maintenance of the print serials collection including receipt of checked-in issues and upkeep of periodicals reading area

• Prepared a collection of auction catalogs for removal to off-site storage by reaffirming the organization, transferring them to archival boxes, helping with cataloging, and supervising student assistants

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Graduate Intern in the Department of Photographs Archives, June-October 2013

• Physically processed and re-organized the archival collections, and entered the records into an Access database

• Participated in MuSE (museum seminar) events, and presented my gallery talk “Interior/Exterior: Deconstruction of the Body in Surrealist Art” to the museum audience

New Jersey Catholic Historical Commission, South Orange, NJ
Administrative Assistant, January-November 2012

• Digitized foundational documents and the newsletters of the Commission

• Compiled lists of media contacts and recent publications

• Transcribed lectures and edited the Commission’s WordPress blog

The Frick Collection, New York, NY
Student Intern in the Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchive, June-July 2011

• Organized donations to the Photoarchive department

• Helped prepare materials for a NEH grant to digitize a part of the collection

Seton Hall University Archives and Special Collections Center, South Orange, NJ
Student Worker, February 2010-December 2011

• Processed and digitized the collections, which included physical rearrangement and using Archivists’ Toolkit

Student Intern, September-December 2009

• Processed and digitized a collection of photographs of Seton Hall University’s campus

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Summer student intern in the Education Department, May-July 2009

• Prepared materials and participated in studio instruction for museum events, membership drives, and outreach projects

• Helped teach art projects to children participating in Camp Birmingham and to patients at the Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, AL

DPLA Metadata Working Group
Member, July 2018-present

Emerging Technologies Working Group, University of Oregon Libraries
Member, June 2018-present

Digital Collections in Teaching and Research Project Group
Unique Local Content Team, Orbis Cascade Alliance
Member, January 2018- present

Metadata Librarian, Mountain West Digital Library
Search Committee Member, July-November 2017

Bulk Digitization Interest Group, Mountain West Digital Library
Member, October 2016-present

Western Name Authority File Working Group, Mountain West Digital Library
Member, October 2016-present

Digital Scholarship Interest Group, University of Oregon Libraries
Member, April 2016-August 2017

Data and Digital Services Graduate Employee
Search Committee Member, April 2016 and April 2017

Samvera Metadata Interest Group
Member, April 2016-present

THATCamp ARLIS/NA + VRA Seattle 2016
Chief Organizer, March 8, 2016

ARLIS/NA + VRA Third Joint Annual Conference, Seattle
Conference planning committee, 2015-2016

Linked Open Data Interest Group, University of Oregon Libraries
Co-founder, December 2015-present

ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter
Member, 2015-present

Library Strategic Planning Task Force Steering Committee, University of Oregon Libraries
Member, November 2014-March 2015

Library Student Supervisors Training and Steering Committee, University of Oregon Libraries
Member, September 2014-June 2016

ARLIS/NA Northwest Chapter
Communications Officer, May 2014-March 2017

Library Staff Association (LSA) Events Committee, University of Oregon Libraries
Member, May 2014-August 2015

ArLiSNAP (Art Library Students and New ARLIS Professionals)
Job Posting Liaison and Feature Post Writer, 2014-2015

ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America)
Member, 2014-present

“We All Do Metadata Now: Distributed Digital Collections Cataloging at the University of Oregon Libraries”
Upcoming presentation at Digital Library Forum, Las Vegas, October 2018

“From Chronam to ONI: The Path to Self-Sufficiency for Newspaper Digitization”
Presentation at Open Repositories, June 4, 2018
Presentation at Online Northwest, March 30, 2018

“Introduction to the DPLA API”
Presentation at Digital Collections in Teaching and Research, Orbis Cascade Alliance, May 24, 2018

Library Carpentry workshop
Co-organizer and instructor, Open Refine
Oregon State University Libraries, March 16, 2018
University of Oregon Libraries, March 23, 2018

Data for Humanists Workshop
Workshop for the DH @ UO group, University of Oregon Libraries, January 26, 2018

Introduction to Surveys Workshop
Workshop sponsored by the Evaluation, Assessment, and User Experience (EAUX) Team, University of Oregon Libraries, February 2, 2018

“Bias, Diversity, and Metadata”
Panel presentation at University of Oregon Libraries, December 14, 2017

Open Refine for Humanities Data Workshop
Workshop for Digital Humanities at the University of Oregon, May 31, 2017
Workshop for University of Oregon Libraries, March 29, 2017

Open Refine for Catalogers
Workshop for University of Oregon Libraries, March 28, 2017

Beyond the Buzz: What’s Really Going on with Data Usage in Digital Art History?
Presentation at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, February 2017

From Silos to Opaquenamespace: Oregon Digital’s Migration to Linked Open Data in Hydra
Co-publication with J. Simic in Art Documentation, Vol. 35, no. 2 (Fall 2016)

Open Oregon Digital: Transforming Metadata for the Semantic Web
Co -publication with J. Simic in the Journal of Digital Media Management, Vol. 5, no. 1 (Fall 2016)

From Analog to Digital: Student Impact on the Processing and Digitization of UO Library’s Special Collections
Co-created student training with R. Lilley, University of Oregon Libraries, May 20, 2016

Metadata for Cultural Heritage Materials
Presentation at Sustainable Heritage Network Workshop, Digital Scholarship Center, University of Oregon Libraries, May 6, 2016

Promoting SCUA Archival Collections with the Semantic Web
Blog post on Unbound, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, April 22, 2016

"Open Oregon Digital: Building Digital Collections for the Semantic Web"
Co-presentation with J. Simic at Oregon Library Association Annual Conference, April 2017
Co-presentation with J. Simic at the Faculty Forum, University of Oregon Libraries, April 12, 2016
Co-presentation with J. Simic at the PRRLA (Pacific Rim Research Libraries Alliance) Annual Conference, University of Oregon Libraries, October 2015

Introduction to Linked Open Data and SPARQL
Workshop for student archivists in Randall V. Mills Northwest Folklore Archives, University of Oregon, April 5, 2016
Workshop with J. Simic in Digital Scholarship Center, University of Oregon, September 1, 2015

"Migrating to Linked Open Data: The University of Oregon's Approach"
Co-presentation with J. Simic at the 2015 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX, March 22, 2015

"Raw by Density Design"
Review in ARLIS/NA Multimedia and Technology Reviews, October 2014

“Capturing the Unseen: Spiritual Photography and Surrealist Photography”
Poster presentation of senior paper at Petersheim Academic Exposition, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, April 17, 2012


Knight Library Reference Desk, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR
Reference Desk Assistant, June 2016-December 2016

• Occasionally assisted at the Knight Library reference desk by helping students,faculty, and public patrons, answering research-related questions, andtroubleshooting library technologies

Borderlands exhibition, New Brunswick Free Public Library, New Brunswick, NJ
Volunteer, October-December 2012

• Acted as a docent for the exhibit created in conjunction with The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society, a program of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art

Dodge Poetry Festival 2012 Digital Archive, Newark, NJ
Student worker, October 11-14, 2012

• Helped create metadata for the digital archive of the festival by entering information about the readings, recitals, and discussions into an Excel spreadsheet

Relevant Coursework

Certified ScrumMaster Course
CollabNet, Inc., Portland, OR, September 17-18, 2017

Introduction to Text Encoding (TEI)
Library Juice Academy online course, August 2017

Library Carpentry Instructor Training
Library Carpentry, Portland, OR, May 4-5, 2017

Using OpenRefine for Library Metadata
Library Juice Academy online course, May 2016

Certificate in XML and RDF-Based Systems
Library Juice Academy online course, October 2014-March 2015

Queer Ally Coalition Training
UO Student Life Division, University of Oregon, May 11, 2015

Supervision for Potential Supervisors
Organization Development and Training course, University of Oregon Human Resources, April-May 2014

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Award for International Travel, Spring 2017

Professional and Organizational Development Fund Award, University of Oregon Libraries, Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

Gloria Tovar Lee Scholarshipfor Graduate Studies in Art History, University of Oregon, Fall 2015-present

Classified Staff Training and Development Advisory Committee Scholarship, University of Oregon, Spring 2015

Judith A. Hoffberg Student Award for Conference Attendance to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Art Libraries Society of North America, May 2014

Summa Cum Laude Honors, Seton Hall University, May 2012

Art History Honors Citation, Seton Hall University, May 2012

Henry Gasser Scholarship, Seton Hall University, 2010

General Academic Scholarship, Seton Hall University, 2008-2012

Information Science

Expertise in metadata schemas and principles with special emphasis on VRA Core 4.0 and Dublin Core, linked open data, controlled vocabularies, ontologies, national and international cataloging standards, and strategies for normalization of data


Skilled Knowledge:

Content Management Systems: WordPress; CONTENTdm; Omeka; Oregon Digital’s Samvera Project instance

Software: Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; OpenRefine

Operating Systems: Mac; Windows

Other: Digitization standards, protocol, and workflows for digitizing archival collections; Digitization project management

Intermediate Knowledge:

Text editors: Sublime Text 2; Coda; Notepad ++; Oxygen Editor

Web Development: HTML; CSS; FTP; FileZilla; Cyberduck; GitHub

Project Management: SCRUM and Agile style project management

Working Knowledge:

Programming languages: Command-line interface for Mac systems; SPARQL; Regular Expressions and GREL

Software: Koha Open Source ILS; Voyager ILS; ILLiad; Archivists’ Toolkit; BagIt


Knowledge of intermediate level French