Howdy. I’m Lisa Spiro. Currently I am the executive director of Digital Scholarship Services at Rice University’s Fondren Library. I have published or presented on a range of topics related to technology and higher education, including a study for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) investigating “Can a New Research Library be All-Digital?” (with Geneva Henry), an exploration of collaboration in the digital humanities, and a CLIR report examining archival management systems. I have also contributed essays to Debates in the Digital Humanities, #alt-academy: Alternate Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars, and The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age. I serve as Communications Officer for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) and am a member of the Executive Council of the Association for Computers and the Humanities. I was founding editor of the DiRT wiki (now Bamboo DiRT) and currently serve on its advisory board. Formerly I was director of NITLE Labs, Program Manager of Anvil Academic, and Director of the Digital Media Center at Rice University. To learn more about me, see my CV.

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11 responses to “About

  1. Lisa,

    Wow. Were your ears burning this last Friday (23 Nov)? Carolyn, my girlfriend, and I had lunch in San Francisco on Saturday and your name came up. Today, my subscription to Dan Cohen’s blog had a familiar name.

    So good to see you here.

    I look forward to reading more.



  2. Hi Lisa! Glad to see that you are blogging. Hope all is well at Rice.

  3. I wish you lots of useful feedback on your adventure in openness!

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  7. Lisa,

    Hope that this post finds you well. As you can see we have published some ground breaking international research concerning funders attitudes, policies and practices in supporting the sustainability of digital content projects: “Funding for Sustainability: How Funders’ Practices Influence the Future of Digital Resources”.

    The research was commissioned by the Strategic Content Alliance and undertaken by Ithaka S&R as we recognized that the thorny issues surrounding how best to scope and support sustainability post grant funding was an issue common to a number of funders and grantees across the globe.

    The report, written by Nancy L. Maron and Matthew Loy, is available on the SCA Blog at: http://sca.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2011/06/14/ithaka-funding-report/

    I would be extremely grateful if you would consider reviewing the report via your blog.

    Thank you for your consideration and best wishes
    Sarah Fahmy

    Strategic Content Alliance
    The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC)

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