DLF would like to welcome to our community Emory University Chief Technology Strategist Joan Smith.
Joan received a PhD in Computer Science from Old Dominion University where her research focused on digital preservation and web technologies. She is leading the libraries’ technology and digital ventures as part of Emory’s continuing mission to foster courageous inquiry, and to support new modes of research and scholarly communication. Before beginning her doctoral studies at Old Dominion University, Joan spent 15 years as a computer specialist in positions ranging from systems administration to software engineering director. She was the eighth recipient of the CLIR Zipf Fellowship, and was invited to the first Google Workshop for Women Engineers in 2006.
Joan’s prior education includes a degree in Philosophy from the University of Louvain, Belgium; degrees in Chemistry, Biology and Natural Science from Monterey Peninsula College and the University of the State of New York; and a Master's degree in Computer Education from Hampton University. Joan's dissertation, "Integrating Preservation Functions into the Web Server," presents a model called "CRATE" and introduces the concept of using the web server itself as an agent of digital preservation. An overview of Joan’s background, research, and links to publications can be found at <http://www.joanasmith.com>.
She looks forward to meeting some of you at Forums and is open to engaging in to-be-determined initiative activities.
DLF Program Manager