Keynote Speakers

Victoria Mueller

Victoria MuellerVictoria Mueller provides data expertise as the Senior Information Architect and Systems Librarian for Zepheira. In this position, she helps shape the direction for exposing, sharing and creating new ways of discovering and visualizing the digital material of archives and online resources. Since 1995, Victoria has worked on putting library services on the Web including pioneering access to the first online web-based library systems. As a senior product manager at the Online Computer Library Center OCLC, Inc, she worked with developers and content providers to design and implement distributed reference systems that utilized both NISO and emerging web standards. She led many archive and image data integration projects and is an expert in related standards such as EAD, Dublin Core, MARC, Meta Object Description Schema (MODS) and Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS).

Victoria played a key role in the definition of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) in Zepheira's collaboration with The Library of Congress on the effort to transition from MARC 21. She is currently the co-chair of the ALA ALCTS MARC Formats Transition Interest Group that is raising awareness of the future of library standards and how they will enable library visibility on the web.

Victoria has a degree in Fine Arts from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Annette Bailey

Victoria MuellerAnnette Bailey is currently the Assistant Director for Electronic Resources and Emerging Technology Services for the Jean Russell Quible Department of Collections and Technical Services at Virginia Tech. Bailey serves on the Program Planning Committee for the ER&L Conference. She co-developed the open source LibX plug-in, for which she received the 2007 LITA Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award. She won a National Leadership Grant in 2006 for LibX and in 2008 for LibX 2.0. Her role in Collections Technical Services is to ensure best practices are implemented as workflows and data change for electronic resources.