Nancy Hoebelheinrich

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Ms Nancy Hoebelheinrich

Professional Title: Advisor/Consultant
Other: Information Analyst / Principal

Primary domain: Information / Data science

Organization name: Knowledge Motifs LLC

Organization type: Small and Medium Enterprise

City / Country: San Mateo - United States

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Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich (,, is a digital library, archives and data repository consultant specializing in geospatial and cultural heritage resources. Nancy is currently founder and owner of Knowledge Motifs LLC ( whose recent clients have included the Foundation for Earth Science, California State Library, American Geophysical Union, California Historical Society, California Digital Library, Library of Congress, and Stanford University Libraries. Nancy has been active in a number of information and educational technology specification efforts including that of the ESIP Federation’s Data Stewardship Committee, and Semantic Web Cluster, METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard), PREMIS (for preservation metadata), IMS Global specifications related to packaging, repository and resource list interoperability, digital rights expression and management, and the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee's RAMLET project. Prior to founding Knowledge Motifs LLC, Nancy worked in school, public, academic research and law libraries including, most recently, Stanford University Libraries where she focused upon digitization, preservation, retrieval and data management of cultural heritage resources, government documents, geospatial data, and teaching / learning resources. She has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Washington, an undergraduate degree in a self-designed major in Social Sciences & Humanities from Stanford University, and an advanced career certificate in GIS from Foothill College in Los Altos, CA.

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