Michael A. Keller

Vice Provost, Academic Council, Stanford University

Michael A. Keller is Stanford’s University Librarian, Director of Academic Information Resources, Founder/Publisher of HighWire Press, & Publisher of the Stanford University Press. He has been in his current post at Stanford since 1993. Educated at Hamilton College (biology & music), SUNY/Buffalo (musicology), & SUNY/Geneseo (librarianship), he has led libraries at Cornell, UC/Berkeley, Yale, & Stanford. He has been a principal investigator in dozens of grant funded research projects with funding from the National Science Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and numerous others. Keller’s board service includes Hamilton College, Long Now Foundation, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Japan’s National Institute for Informatics, & National Library of China. Keller is a guest professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was a Senior Presidential Fellow of the Council on Library and Information Resources, was elected a lifetime Fellow in 2008 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was elected a lifetime fellow of Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010. He is also on the board of Mondobiotech Holding AG, a Swiss biotech firm devoted to discovering new therapies through dry research for rare diseases based on human peptides and small molecules. He has served as advisor and consultant to numerous scientific & scholarly societies as well as for the city of Ferrara, Italy, Newsweek magazine, Uppsala, Yale, Princeton, Yale, and Indiana Universities, the University of Melbourne, the University of Edinburgh, as well as the National Library of China, the National Institute for Informatics of Japan, the Library at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the General Information Authority of Libya, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the British Library. During his watch at Stanford numerous innovative exploitations based on the cascade of information technology innovations & the Internet arose and are still flourishing, among them: HighWire Press; LOCKSS / CLOCKSS; CourseWork (Sakai) ; the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade Digital Archive; the Stanford Digital Repository , and the Matthew Parker Online Library project at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. He was a founder of the Digital Library Federation, and was its president and chairman as well. Keller is Stanford’s principal on the Google Book Search project. He delivered a Siemens Stiftung Lecture in March of 2008 entitled “The Future of Books, Libraries, and Publishing”, and is an invited keynote presenter frequently each year. He is the co-founder and was co-chair of the Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group, an international community of technologists, librarians, and corporations focused strictly upon the on-going development of technologies and workflows inherent to digital preservation and archiving. Keller has recently become a grandfather for the first time, tends a small flock of backyard chickens, and was become a hunter of large mammals recently.