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MacKenzie Smith

Faculty Emeritus

MacKenzie Smith is the University Librarian at the University of California, Davis. She is a senior academic library leader with particular expertise in digital libraries and archives, online information and knowledge management, and e-science data curation and governance. She was formerly Associate Director for Technology and Research Director with the MIT Libraries, overseeing their technology strategy, research and development program, and technological systems and services. She was the Project Director for MIT’s collaboration with Hewlett-Packard to build DSpace, the open source digital archive platform now in widespread use, and has led many other research projects that advanced the international digital library agenda. She is also a Science Fellow with Creative Commons, working on issues related to research data governance (policy and the technical implementation of policy). Prior to MIT, MacKenzie managed the Harvard University Library’s Digital Library Program, and held various IT positions in the libraries at Harvard and the University of Chicago, and consulted widely to the library, publishing, and technology industries on digital library collections, standards, technology, and governance. MacKenzie holds an MLS degree from the University of Chicago, and a BA from the University of Washington.