University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Holly Mercer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Holly Mercer is Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communication at the University of Tennessee Libraries. Her background is in metadata and digital collections, institutional repositories, and scholarly publishing. Holly's current areas of responsibility include digital initiatives and technology infrastructure; research and grants; data curation; digital humanities; maps and GIS; digital media / The Studio; scholarly communication; and digital production and publishing.

Holly has served on the MetaArchive Steering Committee since 2013, and currently is also a member of the Outreach Committee. She finds the community-sourced approach to addressing digital preservation, with an equal emphasis on education and technology, to be the best part of membership in the MetaArchive Cooperative.