Senior Program Officer
Roy Tennant worked at OCLC Research from 2007 to August 2018. While here he worked on projects related to improving the technological and bibliographical infrastructure of cultural heritage institutions. Specific areas in which he was active are linked data, open access content, and metadata quality control.
Prior to joining OCLC in May 2007, Roy worked for the University of California for over 20 years, first at UC Berkeley, then the California Digital Library. His experience included managing the process for UC Berkeley libraries to automate circulation, establishing the first Digital Library SunSITE, and launching the eScholarship Repository and eScholarship Editions for the California Digital Library.
Roy is the owner of the Web4Lib and XML4Lib electronic discussions, and the creator and editor of Current Cites, a current awareness newsletter published every month for nearly 25 years.
Roy has written five books on technology in libraries, wrote a column for Library Journal for ten years, and has numerous articles in other professional journals and magazines.
- 2005 Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence, Outstanding Paper, Library Management and Library Studies
- 2003 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication for Continuing Education in Library and Information Science
- 1992 Network Citizen Award, Apple Library, Apple Computer, Inc.
WorldCat Identities Page
Transforming Metadata into Linked Data to Improve Digital Collection Discoverability: A CONTENTdm Pilot Project
21 January 2021
Greta Bahnemann, Michael Carroll, Paul Clough, Mario Einaudi, Chatham Ewing, Jeff Mixter, Jason Roy, Holly Tomren, Bruce Washburn, Elliot Williams
This report shares the CONTENTdm Linked Data Pilot project findings. In this pilot project, OCLC and five partner institutions investigated methods for—and the feasibility of—transforming metadata into linked data to improve the discoverability and management of digitized cultural materials.
29 September 2020
This report synthesizes six years (2015-2020) of OCLC Research Library Partners Metadata Managers Focus Group discussions to trace how metadata services is transitioning into the “next generation of metadata” and its impact on future metadata services and staffing requirements.
29 September 2020
An annotated bibliography that provides details on blog posts from Hanging Together: The OCLC Research Blog referenced in the Transitioning to the Next Generation of Metadata report.
Social Interoperability in Research Support: Cross-campus Partnerships and the University Research Enterprise
20 August 2020
Rebecca Bryant, Annette Dortmund, Brian Lavoie
The report defines social interoperability and describes the network of campus units involved in major areas of university research support services. It concludes by offering recommendations for cultivating successful cross-campus relationships.
6 August 2020
Ixchel Faniel, Anne Austin, Sarah Whitcher Kansa, Eric Kansa, Jennifer Jacobs, Phoebe France
Archaeological excavations are comprised of interdisciplinary teams that create, manage, and share data as they unearth and analyse material culture. These team-based settings are ripe for collective curation during these data lifecycle stages. However, findings from four excavation sites show that the data interdisciplinary teams create are not well integrated. Knowing this, we recommended opportunities for collective curation to improve use and reuse of the data within and outside of the team.