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About Kelly J. Thompson

I am a metadata analyst librarian at the University of Minnesota, where I provide metadata support for library collections, both digital and physical. My professional interests include data wrangling, thoughtful workflow automation using scripting and open source tools, open research/data/education advocacy, networked scholarly metadata, persistent identifiers such as ORCID and DOIs, metadata for open resources, and examining information access and privilege through critical/social justice lenses.


Present Metadata Analyst Librarian, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ‐ Data Management and Access
July 2013August 2016 Metadata Management and Cataloging Librarian, Iowa State University

Research Interests

Metadata and cataloging, Scholarly communication, Metadata project management, Science, agriculture, and technology, Gender, sexuality, and family studies, and Metadata for theses and dissertations

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award

Articles (4)

Presentations and Posters (7)