Jessica Cebra

Metadata Management Librarian

help assess and enact descriptive metadata strategies and best practices for objects in the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). This involves providing guidance for metadata creation and enhancement, and quality control including analysis, remediation and transformation of metadata. I work closely with the Metadata Coordinator, metadata and subject librarians, other content owners, and the service managers in Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS), in facilitating the identification and discovery of digital resources.


  • MLS Archives, Records, and Information Management, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MBA Entrepreneurship, Bay Atlantic University
  • BFA Fine Art Photography, Corcoran College of Art + Design

More about me 

Previously, I was the assistant to the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library in Washington, D.C., processing archival collections and cataloging images, mostly related to Byzantine material culture and archaeological fieldwork, and ingesting the content into Harvard's digital repository and an Access to Memory (AtoM) application for the management and discovery of archival resources. I also spearheaded the long-term preservation of the library's extensive analog photographic negatives collection in a cold storage environment.
Beyond library work, I helped manage government contract work and grant projects for a sustainable landscape design company with good friends from art school. I still make art, often inspired by my exposure to archival collections, and by many trips to Turkey where I worked with architecture and urban planning students to survey Late Antique port cities on the southern coast.