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About Silvia Barcellos Southwick

Silvia Southwick received her MSLIS and Ph.D. from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. Her scholarly interests are generally in the area of digital library development. Topics of specific interest include metadata design and management, and linked data. She worked as assistant professor for the MLS program at the University of Buffalo (204-2006) and currently is the Digital Collections Metadata Librarian at UNLV University Libraries. Her undergraduate is in Electrical Engineering from the University of Brasilia. Also, she has Masters in Applied Computation from the Instituto National de Pesquisas Espaciais(INPE).


Present Digital Collections Metadata Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Metadata management, Linked Data, Project Management, and System Design and Development

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Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Innovation Solutions Award in recognition to outstanding contributions to the University Libraries
  • 2002 Doctoral Prize School of Information Studies – Graduate School / Syracuse University
  • Virtual Reference Desk (VRD) 2000 Conference – Best Student Paper Award, Seattle
  • Spring and Summer Research Creative Project 1999-2000, Syracuse University
  • Brazilian Government Scholarship to pursue doctoral degree (1996 – 2000)

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box 457041
Las Vegas, NV 89154-7041
Tel.: 702-895-2280


Linked Data (5)

Metadata Management (5)

Networked Digital Libraries (4)

Virtual Reference Research (2)