Mark A. Matienzo

Collaboration & Interoperability Architect, Digital Library Systems and Services

As Collaboration & Interoperability Architect within Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) at the Stanford University Libraries (SUL), I serve as an expert in the software, standards, architectures and models for technologies for libraries, archives and museums (LAMs). My role at Stanford is both as a technologist (focusing on architecture, data modeling, and API design), and as an advocate and facilitator (focusing on training, collaborative practices, and shared software development projects). Along with my colleagues in DLSS, I help organize LDCX, an annual unconference for technologists in the cultural heritage sector.


  • MS, Information (Archives and Records Management), University of Michigan
  • BA, Philosophy, College of Wooster

Selected Publications 

Matienzo, Mark A., Elizabeth Russey Roke, and Scott Carlson. "Creating a Linked Data-Friendly Metadata Application Profile for Archival Description." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2017.

Matienzo, Mark A. “The Digital Public Library of America’s Application Programming Interface and Metadata Ingestion Process.” Case study in Sharing Archival Metadata, Aaron Rubenstein. In Putting Descriptive Standards to Work, eds. Kris Kiesling and Christopher J. Prom. Trends in Archives Practice. Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2017.

Karadkar, Unmil P., Audrey Altman, Mark Breedlove, and Mark Matienzo. "Introduction to the Digital Public Library of America API" (tutorial). In JCDL '16: Proceedings of the 16th ACM/IEEE-CS on Joint Conference on Digital Librariesdoi:10.1145/2910896.2925428

International Rights Statements Working Group-Technical Working Group: Valentine Charles, Esmé Cowles, Karen Estlund, Antoine Isaac, Tom Johnson, Mark A. Matienzo, Patrick Peiffer, Richard J. Urban, Maarten Zeinstra. White Paper: Requirements for the Technical Infrastructure for Standardized International Rights Statements. Published online at:, October 2015 (revised January 2017). arXiv:1607.07765

Gore, Emily, Mark A. Matienzo, Aaron Devor, Lara Wilson, Meredith R. Evans, and Joy R. Novak. "360° - Analysis and Discussion in the Round: Radical Archives." Archive Journal 5, Fall 2015. Available from

Matienzo, Mark A. and Amy Rudersdorf. "The Digital Public Library of America Ingestion Ecosystem: Lessons Learned After One Year of Large-Scale Collaborative Metadata Aggregation." In Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2014.

AIMS Work Group. AIMS Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship. January 2012.

Combs, Michele, Mark A. Matienzo, Merrilee Proffitt, and Lisa Spiro. Over, Under, Around, and Through: Getting Around Barriers to EAD Implementation. Report produced by OCLC Research in support of the RLG Partnership, February 2010. Republished in Making Archival and Special Collections More Accessible (Dublin, OH: OCLC), 2015, 39-62.

More about me 

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