Bio

picture of Bethany NowviskieBethany Nowviskie is Executive Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF) at the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and Research Associate Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of English at the University of Virginia. Among other projects at CLIR/DLF, she is currently collaborating with international partners on the Digital Library of the Middle East. While at the University of Virginia Library (2007-2015), Nowviskie was the founding director of the Scholars’ Lab and Department of Digital Research & Scholarship, and additionally served as Special Advisor to the Provost for the advancement of the digital humanities at UVa. She was formerly a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at CLIR, President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, a member of ADHO‘s international Steering Committee and chair of its Conference Coordinating Committee, and chair of both the UVa General Faculty Council and the Modern Language Association‘s Committee on Information Technology. She holds a doctorate in English from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in Education from Wake Forest University. Nowviskie’s past projects include: Neatline, the Praxis Program and Praxis Network, Speaking in Code#Alt-Academy, the Scholarly Communication Institute, NINES, Juxta, and the Rossetti Archive. In 2013, she was named one of “Ten Tech Innovators” by the Chronicle of Higher Education, which pretty much summed it up: “Bethany Nowviskie likes to build things.