Before coming to Duke, Liz managed two NEH-funded digital humanities projects at Emory University (The Expanded Online Transatlantic Slave Trade Database, http://slavevoyages.org ; and African Origins, http://african-origins.org ) and worked with the Emory Libraries on a range of digital library initiatives. She earned her doctorate from Emory, where she studied cultural and linguistic anthropology, organizational sociology, and histories of libraries and reading. Liz earned her masters degrees from the University of Alabama, where she obtained an MS in Library and Information Science and an MA in English.
Liz advises and lead initiatives and services that encourage the creation, use, and dissemination of scholarly materials in a range of media. The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Services department collaborates with researchers at any level of study to plan and build digital research projects. She encourages learning and experimentation in digital scholarship through exploratory projects, programs of hands-on instruction, graduate student internships, and resources and programming in The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio. As co-director of ScholarWorks, A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries, Liz helps to promote and support programs, services, and resources that help scholars realize the full potential of their work, whether presenting it in new forms, expanding and engaging audiences, or planning for sustainability. Currently Liz also serves as co-director of Project Vox (https://projectvox.library.duke.edu ), an open educational resource on early modern women philosophers that is collaboratively developed by Duke Libraries and the Duke Department of Philosophy and that serves as a platform for students, faculty, and staff to develop hands-on experience in digital publishing.
For the Manuscript Migration Lab, Liz has been instrumental in creating and developing our virtual Omeka/Neatline. You can find more information here!