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Mike Giarlo

Digital Library Software Engineer & Architect

Mike Giarlo

I am a software engineer within the Infrastructure Development Team within Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS). My focus is on the development and maintenance of Stanford’s digital library, especially the Stanford Digital Repository, and as part of that work I also coordinate the agile- and community-based development of SDR and its components, working extensively with open source software and projects.

Prior to this, I held a grant-funded position in DLSS as Technical Manager of the Hydra-in-a-Box project. My primary role at that time was as the technical lead for a distributed, multi-institutional development team working to design, build, and deploy a feature-replete and "turnkey" Samvera (née "Hydra")-based digital repository solution.

My passions are developing sustainable software and aligning organizational direction with the digital library and open-source repository communities. I have been working in library technology since 1999, holding software development positions primarily in support of digital libraries and repositories at Penn State University, the Library of Congress, Princeton University, the University of Washington, and Rutgers University. I earned both a bachelor's degree in linguistics and an MLIS at Rutgers.

In a Venn diagram of three-letter initialisms, I am roughly at the intersection of APIs, AIPs, and IPAs.

Mike Giarlo

Digital Library Software Engineer & Architect

I am a software engineer within the Infrastructure Development Team within Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS). My focus is on the development and maintenance of Stanford’s digital library, especially the Stanford Digital Repository, and as part of that work I also coordinate the agile- and community-based development of SDR and its components, working extensively with open source software and projects.

Prior to this, I held a grant-funded position in DLSS as Technical Manager of the Hydra-in-a-Box project. My primary role at that time was as the technical lead for a distributed, multi-institutional development team working to design, build, and deploy a feature-replete and "turnkey" Samvera (née "Hydra")-based digital repository solution.

My passions are developing sustainable software and aligning organizational direction with the digital library and open-source repository communities. I have been working in library technology since 1999, holding software development positions primarily in support of digital libraries and repositories at Penn State University, the Library of Congress, Princeton University, the University of Washington, and Rutgers University. I earned both a bachelor's degree in linguistics and an MLIS at Rutgers.

In a Venn diagram of three-letter initialisms, I am roughly at the intersection of APIs, AIPs, and IPAs.

Education 

  • Master of Library and Information Science, Library and Information Science, Rutgers University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics and Philosophy, Rutgers University

Selected Publications 

Giarlo, M.J. & Hswe, P. (2013). Community Spotlight: ScholarSphere. Digital Library Federation Community Spotlight. [Full-text]

Giarlo, M.J. (2013). Academic Libraries as Data Quality Hubs. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 1(3). [Full-text]

Hswe, P., Giarlo, M.J., Belden, M., Clair, K., Coughlin, D., Klimczyk, L. (2012). Building a Community of Curatorial Practice at Penn State: A Case Study. Journal of Digital Information, 13(1). [Full-text]

Hswe, P., Furlough, M.J., Giarlo, M.J., & Martin, M. (2011). Responding to the Call to Curate: Digital Curation in Practice at Penn State. International Journal of Digital Curation, 6(2). [Full-text]

Giarlo, M.J. (2009). Institutional Identifiers in Repositories: A Survey Report. Information Standards Quarterly, 21(4), 25-27. [Full-text]

Barrera, A., Chilana, P., Clarke, K., & Giarlo, M. (2007). 2007 Code4Lib Conference Report. Library Hi-Tech News, 24(7), 4-7. [Full-text]

Jantz, R. & Giarlo, M.J. (2007). Digital archiving and preservation: Technologies and processes for a trusted repository. In W.E. Landis & R.L. Chandler (Eds.), Archives and the Digital Library. New York: Haworth Press.

Jantz, R. & Giarlo, M.J. (2007). Digital archiving and preservation: Technologies and processes for a trusted repository. Journal of Archival Organization, 4(1/2).

Giarlo, M.J. (2006). The role of skepticism in human-information behavior: A cognitive-affective analysis. Library Student Journal, 1. [Full-text]

Chudnov, D., Binkley, P., Frumkin, J., Giarlo, M.J., Rylander, M., Singer, R., & Summers, E. (2006). Introducing unAPI. Ariadne Magazine, 48. [Full-text]

Jantz, R. & Giarlo, M.J. (2005). Digital preservation: Architecture and technology for trusted digital repositories. Microform & Imaging Review, 34(3), 135-147.

Jantz, R. & Giarlo, M.J. (2005). Digital preservation: Architecture and technology for trusted digital repositories. D-Lib Magazine, 11(6). [Full-text]

Hancock, B. & Giarlo, M.J. (2001). Moving to XML: Latin texts XML conversion project at the Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities. Library Hi Tech, 19(3), 257-264. [Abstract]

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