As the operations and technology specialist for Stanford Libraries Conservation Services, I manage collection logistics and lab documentation practices, including conservation database development, metadata creation, and related digital workflows. I work with colleagues throughout the Libraries to track rare materials in transit to and from the Conservation Lab, to plan preservation projects and workflows, and to document the pivotal work of Conservation staff.
Beyond Stanford, I collaborate with conservators and informatics specialists around the world to assess practical concerns regarding technology and publish research aimed at establishing shared methodologies for the creation of conservation data and metadata in libraries and museums.
- MLIS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, expected 2023
- MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- BA, University of California, Los Angeles
- American Institute for Conservation: Research and Technical Studies Group
- American Library Association: Core, Digital Conversion Interest Group and Preservation Administration Interest Group
- Linked Conservation Data Consortium
Lieu, Ryan. "Digitizing Conservation: Developing Data Models for Preservation Data." Archiving Conference, vol. 2021, no. 1, 2021, pp. 28-32, doi: 10.2352/issn.2168-3204.2021.1.0.7.
Lieu, Ryan. "Metadata for Conservators: Overcoming Obstacles to Digitising Conservation Documentation." Journal of Digital Media Management, vol. 10, no. 4, 2022, pp. 314-322.
Lieu, Ryan. "Structured Conservation Data for the Next Information Age." Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future, 50th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Conservation, May 15-17, 2022, Los Angeles.
Lieu, Ryan, and Alberto Campagnolo. “Modelling Linked Data for Conservation: A Call for New Standards.” KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies, vol. 6, no. 3, July 2022, pp. 1–8. DOI.org (Crossref), https://doi.org/10.18357/kula.232.