October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Speaker: Barbara Taranto


Barbara Taranto

Acting Director, Digital Library Program
New York Public Library
Science Industry and Business Library
188 Madison Ave
New York NY
10016 USA

Barbara Taranto is the Director of the Digital Library Program at The New York Public Library. She is responsible for overseeing all activities related to digital collections which includes the Digital Imaging Lab, the development of HADES, the Library’s Digital Asset Management System, the implementation of the FEDORA Repository, the creation of the web content application interface (WAP) and several large scale publicly accessible research resources including NYPL DigitalGallery (550,000 pictorial/graphic items) and the African American Migration Experience electronic monograph (30,000 items). In addition, Ms. Taranto sits on the board of CLOCKSS (Controlled Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) and eSchool News. She is lead program officer for the Library’s National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP) funded and supported by a partnership with the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is an active member of the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Association of Computing Machinery and the Metropolitan Library Association. She is currently working on a book titled The Digital Tithe.

Barbara will introduce The National Digital Newspaper Program: Increasing Access to Historical Newspapers through Digital Reformatting. [Briefing]