John Weise

Head, Digital Library Applications




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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190



John Weise

Head, Digital Library Applications

About me

I am currently Head of the Digital Library Applications (DLA) department, one of the five units comprising Library Information Technology (LIT) at the University of Michigan. 

In June of 2016, after 20 years, we split the Digital LibraryProduction Service (DLPS) into two departments: Digital Content & Collections (DC&C) and Digital Library Applications (DLA). This ended my 7+ year stint as head of DLPS. Kat Hagedorn is the Head of DC&C, and I am the Head of DLA. 

From February 2016 to October 2018 I was, additionally, Associate Director of Library Information Technology. In this role, I was charged with strategic management of the day to day activities and goals of the division. I partnered with the Director, Maurice York, in the planning, administrative, and logistical business of the division.

I previously handled image database content for DLPS and developed the Image Class component of DLXS, which is a position I held from 1998 to 2009. 

I earned a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art (1989), and an MLS from the University of Michigan School of Information and Library Studies (1995). 

Please contact me via e-mail, or in a pinch, at 734-358-6745.



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