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Emily Lin - Head, Digital Curation and Scholarship: Home

What I Do

"Digital Assets" refers to information in digital form that has been identified as having value for the university. It's stuff worth keeping because of its use in research, teaching, and public service. We work with researchers to figure out what and how assets need to be managed, preserved, and made available to others. This is also known as curation.

Curation can include helping to publish or disseminate that information more broadly, whether it's creative writing or a gazetteer. We provide guidance to faculty and students on best practices and the tools and resources at hand.

We also convert information into digital form to increase its usefulness or accessibility, such as:


Master of Library & Information Science
Drexel University (2003)

Concentration in Management of Digital Information

Artium Baccalaureus, Comparative Literature
Princeton University (1998)
Magna cum laude
Certificate in East Asian Studies
Teacher Preparation Program

Guides by Emily

Selected Publications/Presentations/Reports

  • “From Communication to Collaboration: Developing the Spectrum of Activities for Effective Shared Services at the University of California.” In Eden, Bradford Lee, ed. Partnerships and New Roles in the 21st-Century Academic Library. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

  • “University of California Libraries Provide Open Access and Preservation of ETDs,” co-presented with Martha Hruska and Perry Willett, USETDA 2013 Conference, July 2013, Claremont, CA.

  • UC Next Generation Technical Services Phase 2: New Modes for Organizing and Providing Access to Special Collections, Archives, and Digital Formats (2010)

  • Ad Hoc UC Digital Library Services Task Force Final Report (2010)

  • "METS and Access to Complex Digital Objects: A new university and a young museum partner together to create a digital collection from the ground up—using METS," Museum Computer Network Annual Conference, November 2006, Pasadena, CA.

  • "Who Owns What? Negotiating Intellectual Property, Digital Assets, and Information Access," Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance (PRDLA) Annual Meeting, October 2005, University of Hawaii, Manoa.

Contact Emily

Emily Lin

UC Merced Library
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

Contact Emily About

Liaison to School of Engineering: Environmental Systems

Liaison to School of Natural Sciences: Applied Mathematics

Digitization, digital collections, archiving, preservation

Data management planning and curation

Digital scholarship and publishing

Agriculture and Natural Resources

East Asian Studies resources

Special collections