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Geneva Henry Bio

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Geneva Henry is the Executive Director of Rice University’s Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS, She joined Rice in 2000 to start Rice’s digital library initiative, which has grown to include many projects, both grant funded and internally sponsored. The CDS is also home to the Digital Media Center, providing multimedia equipment, services and training to the campus to support the creation of rich media projects and scholarship. In 2006 Geneva was a distinguished fellow with the Digital Library Federation, working with the Abstract Services Framework working group to develop a framework of digital library services. From March 2002 through June 2005 she also served as the executive director for the Connexions project (, helping to shape and launch the project. She has served as PI or co-PI for several grant-funded digital library projects and has been a reviewer for NSF, IMLS, NEH and CLIR for competitive grant programs. She is active in various professional organizations and conferences related to digital libraries and serves as a board member for several organizations and projects, including CLOCKSS, the Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC), and the European Union’s project. Prior to joining Rice, Geneva was a Senior I/T Architect and Program Manager with IBM, where she was involved in several complex systems programs for government agencies, universities, and museums worldwide. Her career has included applied research in artificial intelligence (expert systems and natural language processing), text search, data modeling, complex systems and digital libraries at IBM, TRW and the RAND Corporation. Geneva received a BS in Computer Science from California State University, Los Angeles, an MA in Political Science from the University of Washington, and a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.