Patricia Hswe

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Digital Content Strategist/Head, ScholarSphere User Services

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I am Digital Content Strategist and Head, ScholarSphere User Services, at the Penn State University Libraries. My work is largely about making digital content and data discoverable, accessible, and usable over time, for as long as these materials are useful – toward the related goals of repurposing them and adding value to the Libraries’ collections and data sets. I also co-lead the department of Publishing and Curation Services, in the Division of Research and Scholarly Communications at the Libraries. My key responsibilities include assisting faculty and students in the curation of their research data and other scholarly materials; and building a program of support and services for digital scholarship, including the digital humanities. I am a former CLIR Post-Doctoral Fellow and a 2008 graduate of the Master’s degree program at the University of Illinois’ Graduate School of Library and Information Science. I also hold a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Yale.
Went to library school at Pennsylvania State University
What I'm Reading: 
Planned Obsolescence; Debates in Digital Humanities; back issues of the New York Times Book Review; various blogs having to do with library and information science