Ray Uzwyshyn


Dr. Raymond Uzwyshyn is  Associate Dean,  Collections Management and Strategy, Mississippi State University Libraries.  Previously he served as  Director of Collections and Digital Services for Texas State University Libraries, Director of Online Libraries for American Public University System, Head of Digital and Learning Technologies for the University of West Florida and Web Services Librarian for the University of Miami. Ray possesses a Ph.D. (NYU, Media Studies), MBA (Information Technology Management) American Public University and MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. He has chaired the American Society of Information Science & Technology, Special Interest Group in Visualization, Images and Sound and served as a reviewer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Access to Learning Technology Awards, Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Educause, Open Repositories and Campus Technology. He currently serves on the IT standing Committee for the International Federation of Library Associations (2021-2025) and as editor of IFLA’s IT Bulletin, Trends and Issues in Library Technology. Ray's interests include artificial intelligence, research data repositories, digital scholarly ecosystems information systems, online education, information visualization, digital research systems multimedia digital libraries and new IT infrastructure implementation. Full vita available here.

Select Publications, Presentations and Applications

Artificial Intelligence from Chat GPT to Autonomous Agents and Multimodal Possibilities.  St. Andrews College, 2024.
New Horizons in AI for Libraries (Editor).  Section Introduction: Projects in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing in Libraries (Preprint).  IFLA Publication Series. Walter De Gruyter (GmbH): Berlin, July 2024.
Developing Technologically Enhanced Learning Spaces for New Millennia Academic Libraries (Word Preprint).    Proceedings of the International Federation of Libraries Association World Libraries Information Congress. Netherlands: August 2023.
 Can We Get Some Agile Here?  The Application of Agile Management Principles for Library IT. (Preprint).   IFLA Trends and Issues in Library Technology: Special Issue on Agile Project Management.  Summer 2023.
Branham, R. Connolly, M. and Uzwyshyn R.  CloudSource OA Panel: Analytics, Cost Benefit Analysis, Technology (Section).  (Full Presentation, Large PPTBrief PDF). The Charleston Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, November 2023.
Putting it all Together with Cloudsource+ & Galaxy Article Scholar: Data Informed Analysis towards Better Budgetary Decisionmaking.  (PDF) Connections SirsDynix Online Libraries Conference. October 2023. 
Steps Towards Building Library AI Infrastructures: Research Data Repositories, Scholarly Research Ecosystems and AI Scaffolding (PDF).  (PPT. Presentation) Proceedings for New Horizons for Articial Intelligence in Libraries. IFLA WLIC 2022 Satellite Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Galway: National University of Ireland. July, 2022 .
AI in Libraries: Introduction and Editorial Overview for Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence and Libraries.  Trends and Issues in Library Technology: International Federation of Libraries Associations (IFLA).  Special Issue on AI.  June, 2022.  pp.  5-7.
From Research Data and Datasets to Artificial Intelligence and Discovery:  Online Data Research Repositories and Digital Scholarly Ecosystems (PDF).  (Presentation PPT) IFLA World Libraries Information Congress 2022: Special Interest Group in Big Data Session.  Dublin, Ireland. July, 2022.  
Research Data Repositories and Global Scholarly Ecosystem PossibilitiesTrends and Issues in Library Technology (IFLA ).  Special Issue on Big Data . January, 2022. pp. 10- 13.

Frameworks for Long Term Digital Preservation InfrastructuresComputers in Libraries. September 2021
Open Digital Research Ecosystems: How to Build Them and Why . Computers in Libraries, (40) 8. November 2020.
Digital Scholarship Ecosystems for Open Science Research Symposium on  AI, Data Discovery, Reuse and Open Science. Carnegie Mellon University, October 2020.  
Developing an Open Source Digital Scholarship Ecosystem.  For ICEIT 2020, St Anne's College, Oxford University. Oxford, United Kingdom, February 11-13, 2020. (Peer-reviewed).
Developing a Digital Scholarship Research Ecosystem. (PDF)  Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Member's Webinar,  April 29, 2020.
Open Source Digital Scholarly Research Systems: Local and Global Possibilities.  Coalition for Networked Information. Project Briefing Presentation.  Washington D.C. December 9-11, 2019. 
Choosing Technology for a Learning Commons (Interview). In Lynn D. Lampert and Coleen Meyers-Martin (Eds.). Creating a Learning Commons: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Ch. 6, pp. 75-90). London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2019.
Academic Libraries and Technology: An Environmental Scan Towards Future Possibility
Proofs. In J. G. Holbrook (Ed.), Academic and Digital Libraries: Emerging Directions and Trends (pp. 63-86). New York: Nova Publishers, 2018.
Research Data Repositories: Developing and Implementing Infrastructures for Institutional and Consortial EnvironmentsCoalition for Networked Information.  San Diego, CA. April 12-13 2018.
Coming of Age: The Online Research Data Repository. C-Level View Feature Interview (with Mary Grush). December, 2016
Online Research Data Repositories: The What, When, Why and How. Computers in Libraries. April, 2016.
Transforming Your University or College Library: From Book Warehouse to Innovation-Centered Learning Commons. For Transformational Technology in Higher Education: Thriving as a Connected Campus. 2016.
Risk Management and Disaster Recovery Planning for Online Libraries. American Journal of Emergency Management (Peer-reviewed). (November/December 2015).
One Size May Not Fit All: Pragmatic Reflections on 3D Printers for Academic Learning Environments. Computers in Libraries. Special Innovation Issue, December 2015. pp. 4-11.
3D Printer Infrastructures for Learning Commons (PPT)
Data Management Repositories for Universities and Research Institutions (PPT)
2014. Makerspaces, Vizualization Walls and Imagineering Design for Learning Commons (PPT), 2014.
A Virtual Globally Dispersed Twenty-First Century Academic Library System RL 54:3 2013.
Thinking Beyond Project Completion: Analytics, Online Course Guides and Quality Assurance. C-Level View Feature: Campus Technology. 2/20/2013.
Online Learning, MOOCS and the Community of Inquiry Framework (Digital Video): Remix, For APUS Center for Teaching and Learning, (Fostering Teaching Excellence, Faculty MOOC) 2012.
IMS Global Learning Impact Award 2012, Gold Medal. For: APUS Libraries Online Course Guides: A University Alternative To Textbooks. ( Background PDF.) Assoc. for Continuing Higher Ed. Creative Use of Technology Award (2013) & National University Technology Network Award (2012) (PPT., Poster).
"The Evolving eTextbook Landscape: Strategies, Platform, Innovation" Journal of Digital Media Management 1:1, 2012.
"Semi-Structured and Unstructured Information Systems: Information Visualization" in Introduction to Information Science and Technology, Medford: ITI, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-57387-423-6.
Envisioning the Skylab: UWF's New 21st Century Learning Space. For Academic Learning Spaces: Invention, Reinvention and Innovation FSU, June 7&8, 2010. (PDF)
Technology and the Next Generation Academic Library: Present, Emergent and Future Digital Possibilities (2009, ppt.)
An Arbitrage Opportunity for Image Search & Retrieval ASIS&T Bulletin: Special Issue on Visual Representation . (American Soc. of Information Science & Technology SIG Publication of the Year). June/July 2009. 35:5 ISSN: 1550-8366. Prototype.
Mediated Translations: Reflections on Digital Scholarship ,
The Mobile Web 3.0, Knowledge Seeking Tools Digital Videos 2009-2010. Humanities, Arts, Sciences & Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC, Duke).
New Millennia Information Systems: UWF Libraries, Spring Faculty Presentation, University of West Florida, 2009.
Repurposing Open Source Software for Agile Digital Image Library Development, D-Lib Project Summary Brief, Sept/Oct 2008, Vol.14, Num 9/10, ISSN 1082-9873.
Books, Bytes, Blogs and Wikis: Web 2.0 Tool Adoption for University Learning Environments, UWF Academic Technology Center/Information Technology Services, Faculty Learning Series, 2008.
"Multimedia Visualization and Interactive Systems: Drawing Board Possibilities and Server Realities" Library High Tech 24:4, (Winter 2007). Emerald Publishing Group: Outstanding Academic Research Paper 2008
International Digital Libraries/ICT.
Balseros (Cuba 2004) Trois Chansons (Digital Video 2009) Haiti (2010).
"Knowledge Seeking and Information Visualization 2006 Thompson ISI Lazerow Lecture.

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