Oya Y. Rieger
is associate university librarian for digital scholarship and preservation services at Cornell University Library. She oversees the Library’s digitization, online repository, digital preservation, electronic publishing, and e-scholarship initiatives with a focus on needs assessment, requirements analysis, business modeling, web design, and information policy development. She has provided leadership in various digital collection and online publishing initiatives that explore and promote new models of scholarly communication. She is the coauthor of the award-winning Moving Theory into Practice: Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives (Research Libraries Group 2000). She has served on several digital imaging and preservation working groups and authored reports about the preservation and sustainability challenges associated with web-based scholarly content. Her doctoral research explored how information and communication technologies are being perceived as "productivity tools" and "objects of study" by the humanities scholars. She has a B.S. in Economics, an M.P.A., and an M.S. in Information Systems. She holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University, Department of Communication, Human-Computer Interaction. Her research interests focus on sociocultural aspects of information and communication technologies.