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Carl Stahmer is the Executive Director of UC Davis DataLab: Data Science and Informatics. He joined the faculty of the English Department as Adjunct Associate Professor in 2018. He is also a member of the faculty of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. His research is focused on the development and application of digital approaches to bibliography and print history, with a particular focus on the early modern period. He has served as the Associate Director of the English Broadside Ballad Archive (EBBA) since its inception in 2003, in which capacity he oversees the archives digitization efforts, website, and development analytic technologies. Most recently, his scholarly work on the archive has focused on the application of image recognition technologies to develop a comprehensive catalog of early modern woodblock impressions and the application of text mining algorithms to produce a generalized topic model of early modern discourse.
Stahmer has been working in the computational and digital humanities since the early 1990s, when he co-founded the Romantic Circles website for which he served as the technical lead and Co-General Editor for the next ten years. He has also served as the lead developer for an ongoing Mellon funded initiative to re-design the English Short Title Catalogue as an exemplar 21st century library catalogue, as the Technical Director for the Advanced Research Consortium, and he contributed to the early development of the Zotero platform. His work has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.
For more information, please visit his website at www.carlstahmer.com
- Stahmer, C “A World of Curated Knowledge: Leveraging the wider semantic web to enhance library discovery,” in Simon McLeish, ed., Linked Data and Discovery, forthcoming, Facet Publishing, summer 2019.
- Hicks, D. J., Stahmer, C., & Smith, M. (2018). “Impacting Capabilities: A Conceptual Framework for the Social Value of Research.” Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, 3, 24.
- Stahmer, C. (2016). "Making MARC Agnostic: Transforming the English Short Titles Catalogue for the linked data universe," in Linked Data for Cultural Heritage, edited by Ed Jones and Michele Seikel. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2016. xvi, 134 p. illus. ISBN 978-0-8389-1439-7.
- Stahmer, C. (2016). “Digital Analytical Bibliography: Ballad Sheet Forensics, Preservation, and the Digital Archive.” Huntington Library Quarterly: Studies in English and American History and Literature, 79(2), 263-278.
- Fumerton, P., Stahmer, C., McAbee, K., & Palmer Browne, M. (2012). "Vexed Impressions: Toward a Digital Archive of Broadside Ballad Illustrations," in Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture, edited by Brent Nelson and Melissa Terras. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2012. pp. 257-286.
- Fraistat, N., Jones, S.E., Stahmer, C. (1998). "The Canon, The Web, and the Digitization of Romanticism." Romanticism On the Net, 10. http://id.erudit.org/iderudit/005801ar.