Kathleen M Smith

Curator, Germanic Collections & Medieval Studies

The Germanic Collections include materials for research and instruction in literature and linguistics, cultural studies, history, and social studies. The geographic scope of these collections includes the Scandinavian countries, Flemish-speaking Belgium, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands; however, the primary collecting areas are Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerland.

As the curator for the Germanic collections and for medieval studies, I select new materials and provide reference assistance; I also work with faculty and students to help them find the materials that they need for their research and teaching.


  • PhD, Germanic Languages & Literatures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MLS, University of Texas at Austin
  • BA, English Literature & German Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder

Selected Publications 

Smith, Kathleen. “Europe in Bits & Bytes.” WESS Newsletter vol. 39, no. 2 (Spring 2016). American Library Association: Association of College & Research Libraries. 

Smith, Kathleen M. “Book Review: Cultural Heritage Information: Access and Management. Eds. Ian Ruthven and G. G. Chowdhury.” In: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 31:1 (2015). Published 8 December 2015.

Smith, Kathleen. "Emblematica Online: A Case Study in Humanities Research Projects." In New Technologies and Renaissance Studies II, eds. Tassie Gniady, Kris McAbee, and Jessica Murphy. Tempe, AZ: Iter Academic Press and ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies), 2014. Pp. 261-284.

Smith, Kathleen M. "Elisabeth Ernestine Antonie of Sachsen-Meiningen (1681-1766) and the Gandersheim Abbey Library." Daphnis: Zeitschrift für Mittlere Deutsche Literatur 42 (2013): 265-281.

Smith, Kathleen M. and Fotis Jannidis. "Programming for the Future? The Specification of User Requirements in the Design of Virtual Research Environments for the Arts and Humanities." In Evolution der Informationsinfrastruktur: Kooperation zwischen Bibliothek und Wissenschaft, eds. Heike Neuroth, Norbert Lossau, and Andrea Rapp. Glückstadt: Verlag Werner Hülsbusch, 2013. Pp. 71-84.

Hedges, Mark; Neuroth, Heike; Smith, Kathleen M.; Blanke, Tobias; Romary, Laurent; Küster, Marc; and Malcolm Illingworth. “TextGrid, TEXTvre, DARIAH: Sustainability of Infrastructures for Textual Scholarship.” Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative 5 (2013).

Gavin, Michael, and Kathleen Marie Smith. “An Interview with Brett Bobley.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Pp. 61-66.

Neuroth, Heike; Lohmeier, Felix; and Kathleen M. Smith. “TextGrid—Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities.” International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC) 6:2 (2011): 222-231.