Steve chats with Laurie Allen, Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, about digital scholarship, digitizing Philadelphia neighborhood maps, and the Data Refuge project.
Laurie Allen leads a team providing oversight, coordination, and support for services spanning digital publishing and open access, data services and management, digital humanities/digital scholarship, and Mapping & Geospatial Data. Before her appointment as Penn Libraries’ Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship, Laurie was Coordinator of Digital Scholarship and Services at Haverford College. Still earlier, she was the Penn Libraries’ Social Sciences Data Librarian. Laurie is actively engaged in regional and national organizations and collaborations around digital scholarship through presentations, panels and research projects. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Bard College, and a Master’s of Library and Information Science from Simmons College.
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