Andrea Medina-Smith

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Member since: 07/12/2013 - 12:33
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Library science / metadata
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National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Government/Public Services
United States

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Andrea Medina-Smith is a Data Librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Research Library in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In 2020, she began a detail at Office of Management and Budget working on the Federal Data Strategy. Her expertise is in massaging metadata into useful and diverse schema, and research data management. Before being called a librarian she was the Digital Archivist for the Jewish Women's Archive where she did the same sort of work with older records and oral histories. She has an M.S. in Library Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in European History. Her research interest is in all things data management.

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