Kathryn Stine

Job title: 
Digitization Project Planner
Institute of Governmental Studies

Kathryn joins the Institute of Governmental Studies Library (IGSL) Team as the Digitization Project Planner.  Kathryn will be responsible for and instrumental in developing the IGS Library's California local government documents digitization project plan, for which IGS received state funding to undertake. 

Kathryn comes to IGSL with more than 15 years of experience managing library digitization and digital access initiatives, as well as archives and special collections processing and programs.  She has extensive metadata and collection analysis skills, which are definite assets for our work here at IGSL.  Most recently she was the Digital Health Humanities Program Coordinator at UCSF Archives and Special Collections, where she was responsible for developing and implementing a curriculum using digitized "archives as data" to support faculty and student research using digital tools and methods.

Prior to that, Kathryn worked at the California Digital Library or CDL(link is external).  While at CDL, she managed a number of large scale projects all dealing with digitization, digital projects, and metadata analysis, creation and management. As the Senior Product Manager for Digitization and Digital Content, Kathryn was responsible for defining, leading, and implementing a variety of digital collection development initiatives on behalf of the CDL. She managed the team that supported and coordinated the University of California Libraries’ engagement with Google and HathiTrust. 

She played a pivotal role with the UC Hathitrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS), where she led a systemwide group of UC Libraries liaisons who made use of the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS). She then conducted an assessment of how the service was used by UC faculty and students. See the following report: Stine, K.; Carla, A.; Avila, A.; colmenar, G.; Chau, S.; Chavez, F., et al. (2021). UC HathiTrust ETAS Assessment - Summative Report to CoUL. UC Office of the President: California Digital Library. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/8vh1k54f(link is external)

During her time at CDL, Kathryn was a consultant to the UC Berkeley Library’s Digital Lifecycle Program from 2018 to 2019, which developed workflows and policies related to digital project processes and responsible access to the Library's digital collections. She has also worked to coordinate web archiving projects, notably the CA.gov Web Archive.  

Kathryn holds a Master of Science in Information, Archives and Records Management as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. She is a Cal Alumna, with a B.A. in Art Practice.

We really value all of the project management, metadata and digitization project expertise that she brings to the IGSL projects and are  so thrilled to have Kathryn join the IGS/IGSL Team.