Digital Interfaces Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Kelcy Shepherd is the digital interfaces librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries. Prior to this position, Shepherd was an analyst and Five College liaison for the Archivists' Toolkit project, an effort to develop an open source software application for managing archival information. Before her work with the Toolkit, Shepherd led a collaborative MARC and EAD retrospective conversion project for the Five Colleges, improving access to more than 1,000 archival collections by making their finding aids and catalog records available online. Shepherd came to the Five Colleges from the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked on a project to arrange, describe, and improve access to architectural collections held by the Environmental Design Archives.
She has published and made presentations relating to XML, metadata, usability of archival finding aids, and sustainability of digital projects. With Waverly Lowell, she co-authored Standard Series of Architecture and Landscape Design Records: A Tool for Arrangement and Descriptions of Archival Collections, winner of the 2001 C.F.W. Coker Award of the Society of American Archivists.
Shepherd teaches as an adjunct professor at Simmons GSLIS and is a DACS workshop instructor for the Society of American Archivists. She has a bachelor's in Art & Design, with a second major in anthropology from Iowa State University and earned her master's in library science at Simmons.