Patricia Cruse, UC3 Director
Patricia (Trisha) Cruse is the founding director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) at the California Digital Library and is responsible for all services within UC3. She works collaboratively with the ten UC campuses to develop sustainable strategies for the curation and preservation of digital content that supports the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University. Trisha has developed and oversees several of CDL's major initiatives, including the NDIIP-funded Web Archiving Service, micro-services, a new and innovative approach to building infrastructure, the Merritt Repository, and the EZID Service. She currently serves on the DataONE leadership team and is on the HathiTrust Strategic Advisory Board.
John Kunze, UC3 Associate Director and System Architect
John Kunze is Associate Director of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) in the California Digital Library, and has a background in computer science and mathematics. His current work focuses on dataset curation, archiving websites, creating long-term durable information object references using ARK identifiers and the N2T resolver, and promoting lightweight Dublin Core "Kernel" metadata. He contributed heavily to the standardization of URLs, Dublin Core metadata, and the Z39.50 search and retrieval protocol.
Greg Janée, System Designer
Greg Janée is a software developer for the University of California Curation Center at the California Digital Library and for the Earth Research Institute at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He previously served as technical leader of the National Geospatial Digital Archive (NGDA), Alexandria Digital Library (ADL), Alexandria Digital Earth Prototype (ADEPT), and ADL Gazetteer projects. Greg has an M.S. in computer science and a B.S. in mathematics, both from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Joan Starr, Service Manager
Joan Starr is the EZID Service Manager for the University of California Curation Center (UC3). Joan chairs the DataCite Metadata Working Group which recently published the DataCite Metadata Standard. She collaborates with members of an international consortium as well as engaging local stakeholders, including researchers, libraries, data centers, archives and repositories. She is also Manager of Strategic and Project Planning at CDL, and has extensive software project management experience.
EZID is a service conceived, built, and maintained by the UC Curation Center (UC3). UC3 is a group within the California Digital Library focused on the building systems and tools that enable the curation and preservation of digital scholarship.
The California Digital Library (CDL) was founded by the University of California in 1997 to take advantage of emerging technologies that were transforming the way digital information was being published and accessed. CDL's diverse and talented staff has assembled one of the world's largest digital research libraries and has changed the ways that faculty, students, and researchers discover and access information.
As part of the CDL, the UC Curation Center (UC3) has relationships with a wide range of researchers across the University, including natural history museums, research groups, individual scientists and faculty members on all 10 UC campuses. UC3 staff members bring a unique blend of experience to this multi-disciplinary venture. UC3 staff has formal training in science, mathematics, the humanities, and information science, as well as deep professional experience in the creation of software, services, and funded proposals.
UC3 has extensive contacts with scientists, within the University of California and beyond via projects funded by the Library of Congress, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health (pending) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Finally, UC3 is a founding member of the international DataCite consortium, which is dedicated to providing the social and technical infrastructure that will enable data sharing and publication.