Eric R. Childress
Consulting Project Manager
Eric R. Childress is a Consulting Project Manager in OCLC Research. He provides project management support for OCLC Research initiatives and participates as a contributing team member on selected research projects. Eric reports to Chief Scientist Thom Hickey.
A specialist in metadata standards and systems, he has been active professionally in the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), serving as chair, member, or liaison with various committees and working groups. Eric has authored or co-authored articles and columns for a variety of professional journals including Library Resources & Technical Services, VRA Bulletin, Journal of Internet Cataloging, Code4Lib Journal, and the Proceedings Of The International Conference On Dublin Core And Metadata Applications. His wide-ranging expertise on metadata-related topics is often tapped for invited presentations at international professional conferences and workshops.
Prior to OCLC Childress worked in the cataloging departments of the libraries at Elon University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). He holds a B.A. (Geography) and M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
At OCLC Eric Childress has been part of the product teams that developed the OCLC CatExpress service and Connexion. For OCLC Research, he served on the CORC (Cooperative Online Resource Catalog) project during 1998-2000, and currently is working on the FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) and Metadata Switch projects.