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David Seaman Bio

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David Seaman is Associate Librarian for Information Management at Dartmouth College Library, where his areas of responsibility include the Jones Media Center, the Digital Library Technologies Group, Preservation Services, the Book Arts Workshop, Digital Production, and the Dartmouth College Records Management program. Prior to moving to New Hampshire in December 2006, he was the Executive Director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF), an international consortium of major academic libraries. David came to the DLF in July 2002 from the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library, where he was the Center’s founding Director (1992-2002). In this role, he oversaw the creation of online texts, images, and e-books, and helped develop scholarly communities who make innovative use of these new materials and tools. David holds a B.A. in English Studies (University of East Anglia, 1984), an M.A. in Medieval Studies (University of Connecticut, 1986), and is currently working on a Ph.D. in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions at Simmons College. He has lectured and published extensively in the fields of humanities computing and digital libraries, and has taught various Special Collections digitization and XML courses at the annual Rare Book School at the University of Virginia since 1993.