Julian M. Morley

Manager, DLSS Operations

I lead a talented team of operations engineers, library technologists and developers who support and maintain the core IT services and infrastructure of Stanford Libraries. These systems include the integrated library system (Symphony), websites such as library.stanford.edu and searchworks.stanford.edu, and the plethora of systems that comprise the Digital Library Systems & Services ecosystem. DLSS Operations maintains the hardware and software of our virtual machine infrastructure - both on campus and in the cloud - including system build, patching, databases, storage, backup and 24x7 monitoring. I work closely with my colleagues in DLSS and other library units to support their development of innovative digital services for the campus and beyond.


  • MS, Instructional Technology, Johnson & Wales University
  • BA, War Studies, King's College London

More about me 

I am currently participating as an editor of the Oxford Common File Layout, a collaboration between the Bodleian Libraries, Cornell University Libraries, Emory University Libraries, Duraspace, and Stanford to describe a common file-based model for digital preservation objects that promotes best practices for long term preservation.

I am particularly interested in the intersection of long term digital preservation, trends in storage technologies, and cloud-based solutions.

Prior to joining DLSS I was the Operations lead for Coursework, Stanford's campus-wide learning management system before the migration to Canvas.