Rieger, Oya Yildirim

Associate University Librarian


Oya Y. Rieger is associate university librarian for scholarly resources and preservation services at Cornell University Library. She provides leadership and fosters collaborations in support of full lifecycle management of scholarly resources, including selection, creation, maintenance, preservation, and conservation. She cultivates collaborations in support of innovative initiatives (e.g., digitization, repository, text mining, archiving, information policy and copyright services) for integrating new research methods, content, and technologies into learning, teaching, and creative expression. As arXiv's Program Director, she leads the business and governance planning and implementation efforts. 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.


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administrative responsibilities

  • Direct Cornell University Library's digital scholarship program, including services in support of digital content creation and preservation (DCAPS), online scholarly communication (eCommons, DPubS, arXiv), and web design services. Conduct information and communication technologies research with a focus on e-scholarship services and new models for academic support.