I'm Laurie N. Taylor and I'm the Digital Humanities Librarian of the University of Florida's Digital Library Center. My current projects include continued development of all aspects of the UF Digital Collections (UFDC). UFDC houses digital objects and hosts over 400 collections from UF and partners throughout the world, and I'm interested in making these materials available, ensuring their preservation, and facilitating the usefulness of the collections, items, and infrastructure for "big" or interdisciplinary research like the digital humanities and e-science. I'm the technical director for the Digital Library of the Caribbean, technical director for the Florida Digital Newspaper Library, and co-principal investigator on the America's Swamp: the Historical Everglades, grant. Before I joined the Digital Library Center in 2007, I taught undergraduate and graduate writing courses as well as workshops on digital media. My current research explores methods to digitally represent and contextualize archival materials, as well as other issues related to digital collections from cultural heritage institutions. I've published refereed articles on collaborative international digital libraries, digital media, library and information science, open access, and literature; and I co-edited a collection on digital representations of history and memory, Playing the Past: Video Games, History, and Memory with Zach Whalen.
digital humanities, digital curation, digital libraries, digital preservation, games, comics, interface design, information architecture, materiality