Jonathan E Rothman

Head, Automation, Indexing, and Metadata




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300 Hatcher North

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190



Jonathan E Rothman

Head, Automation, Indexing, and Metadata

About me

Jon Rothman received an A.B. in Creative Writing and Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan (Residential College) in 1977 and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in 1983.  He has been a part of the Automation, Indexing, and Metadata Department in the Library Information Technology division at Michigan since 1997 and has been head of the Office since 2006.  Before coming to Michigan, Jon worked in Library Systems at Harvard University for 14 years. 

Jon manages a unit of eight people who develop, enhance, and maintain systems and processes that support core library operational functions (acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, course reserves, etc.) They also develop and support systems and processes that involve  transformation, import, management, and/or export of bibliographic and other descriptive metadata, and support/development some HathiTrust functionality.

Please note that my office phone number is temporarily disconnected while I work remotely due to COVID-19. Please contact me via email.



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