Margaret W. Hughes

Metadata Librarian for Africana, Social Sciences & Humanities

Head, Classification Unit

Team Lead, Metadata Creation Unit

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(650) 723-1259

I am responsible for creating discovery metadata for our Africana monographs and, more broadly, monographs in all Western European languages. I also provide CIP (cataloging-in-publication) data for titles published by Stanford University Press. Originally hired by the Hoover Institution in 1999, I joined Stanford Libraries in 2001. As of February, 2016, I am also Head of the Classification Unit within the Metadata Services Department. As of July, 2021, I am also a Team Lead (Middle East, South Asian, Africana & Hebrew resources) within the Metadata Creation Unit.

Margaret W. Hughes

Metadata Librarian for Africana, Social Sciences & Humanities

Head, Classification Unit

Team Lead, Metadata Creation Unit

I am responsible for creating discovery metadata for our Africana monographs and, more broadly, monographs in all Western European languages. I also provide CIP (cataloging-in-publication) data for titles published by Stanford University Press. Originally hired by the Hoover Institution in 1999, I joined Stanford Libraries in 2001. As of February, 2016, I am also Head of the Classification Unit within the Metadata Services Department. As of July, 2021, I am also a Team Lead (Middle East, South Asian, Africana & Hebrew resources) within the Metadata Creation Unit.

Education 

  • MLIS, Library & Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1998
  • MA, Anthropology, Kent State University, 1991
  • BA, Anthropology, Kent State University, 1989

Professional activities 

Coordinator, Africana SACO Funnel Project (2011-2020)

Past-Chair, Cataloging Committee, Africana Librarians Council (ALC)

Past-Chair, Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG)

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