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Digital Public Library of America director to deliver annual lecture

Posted March 13, 2015

Emily Gore, director for content of the Digital Public Library of America, will deliver the 2015 Deans' and Directors' Lecture on Thursday, April 2, at the South Carolina Center for Children's Books and Literacy, located at 1430 Senate Street. Her presentation "Community, Data Quality, Discovery, Reuse and Sustainability: The Path Forward for the Digital Public Library of America," will begin at 7 p.m.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the School of Library and Information Science.

In her role as director for content at the Digital Public Library of America, Gore provides strategic vision for content and metadata, coordinates content and collections workflows and oversees the Hubs program. Much of her current daily work focuses on identifying and helping to establish new service hubs for the Digital Public Library of America.  

Before joining the DPLA, Emily served as associate dean for digital scholarship and technology at Florida State University Libraries. Her 15-year career in libraries has largely focused on building digital collection collaborations among cultural heritage institutions.  She has received more than $4 million in grant funding for this work. 

Gore received her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Alabama and her undergraduate degree from Clemson University. She is a 2011 graduate of the Frye Leadership Institute.

The School of Library and Information Science Deans' and Directors' Lecture honors the previous deans and directors of the school. A reception and ceremony for outstanding students and the induction of new members into Beta Phi Mu, the national honor society in library and information science, will take place before the event.

For more information, contact Angela Wright at or 803-777-3858.

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