N Hoebelheinrich Statement

From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

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Nancy J. Hoebelheinrich (nhoebel@kmotifs.com, njhoebel@gmail.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-hoebelheinrich-0576ba3) is a digital library, archives and data repository consultant specializing in geospatial and cultural heritage resources. Nancy is currently founder and co-owner of Knowledge Motifs LLC (www.kmotifs.com) whose recent clients have included the Foundation for Earth Science, San Francisco Estuary Institute, California State Library, American Geophysical Union, California Historical Society, California Digital Library, Library of Congress, and Stanford University Libraries. Nancy has been active in a number of information and educational technology efforts including those of the ESIP Federation’s Data Stewardship, Partnership, Semantic Technologies, and Product and Services Committees, and the Agriculture and Climate Cluster. Knowledge Motifs LLC has been a member of the ESIP Federation since 2013 with Nancy as the voting representative.

Technological specification efforts in which Nancy has been involved include member and Administrative Co-Chair of METS (Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard), PREMIS (for preservation metadata), IMS Global specifications related to packaging, repository and resource list interoperability, digital rights expression and management, and the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee's RAMLET project which resulted in IEEE 1484.13.1.2012 and related standards. Prior to founding Knowledge Motifs LLC, Nancy worked in school, public, academic research and law libraries including, most recently, Stanford University Libraries where she focused upon digitization, preservation, retrieval and data management of cultural heritage resources, government documents, geospatial data, and teaching / learning resources. She has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Washington, an undergraduate degree in a self-designed major in Social Sciences & Humanities from Stanford University, and an advanced career certificate in GIS from Foothill College in Los Altos, CA.

I am pleased to have my nomination accepted as chair of the ESIP Partnership Committee. While I have served on the Partnership Committee for only one year under the leadership of Danie Kinkade, I have been a member of ESIP since 2013 and quite active before applying to be a member, so have a good depth of knowledge of ESIP’s mission, activities, and goals. Under Danie’s leadership, the Partnership Committee has gone beyond the usual business of soliciting and vetting partnership applications to initiate the creation of a membership survey, and to coordinate with other Committees interested in soliciting feedback from the survey about the range and interests of ESIP members. I would be very interested in continuing the work as chair of the Partnership Committee, and in bringing that knowledge as well as other, more informal feedback to the governance discussions at ESIP. I believe that the members of ESIP represent the true value of the organization, and would be honored to further the goals of the organization by working with both existing and prospective ESIP members as neededin collaboration with my Partnership Committee colleagues.