Jackie Dooley leads projects to inform and improve archival practice. Her OCLC Research activities have included in-depth surveys of special collections libraries in the U.S./Canada and the U.K./Ireland, work to help research libraries begin managing their born-digital archival materials; and an analysis of archival MARC records in WorldCat. She currently leads the Web Archiving Metadata Working Group.
Her professional research interests have centered on the development of standards for cataloging and archival description. She was a member of the research team that designed Encoded Archival Description, editor of the EAD Application Guidelines, co-editor of Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Books, and a member of the editorial team for the first edition of the Thesaurus for Graphic Materials.
Jackie is a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists and served as the Society’s President.
Prior to joining OCLC Research in September 2008, she was Head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of California, Irvine. Previous positions were at the Getty Research Institute, the University of California, San Diego and the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.