Coordinator, Digital Production Services
Ann Caldwell has been Coordinator, Digital Production Services for Integrated Technology Services since 2007. In this role, she coordinate all digitization and metadata production and provides expertise to members of the Center, library staff developing collections and the Brown community at large for anything related to digitization and metadata. Since metadata is one of the most valuable and expensive components of any digital project, Ann works with users from the beginning to define functional and technical requirements for their projects in order to maximize access, ensure sustainability, and foster interoperability. Prior to becoming Coordinator, she was the Metadata Specialist.
She has taught classes on MODS and METS for NELINET and spoken locally and nationally on MODS, workflow in digital projects, and other topics related to metadata. She represents Brown University on several national committees dealing with standards.
In her previous life she was a music cataloger at Virginia Tech and the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. She began working at Brown in 1990 as a non-print catalog librarian, then as Principal Cataloger/Bibliographic Control Coordinator. In her spare time, weather permitting, she grows large quantities of vegetables and fruit. In inclement weather she makes quilts.