Maureen Kelly shares responsibility of software development and systems administration for the iDigBio project.
Maureen brought Perl scripting to the University of Florida’s Digital Library Center as a library technical assistant working her way through an undergraduate degree that began in engineering, proceeded through physics, and ended in mathematics in 1996. Shortly thereafter she was, like the DLC’s digitized collections data, ingested by the Florida Center for Library Automation, where she became a full-time developer, customizing and maintaining their digital collections web portal and its attendant data ecosystem. She exchanged books for plants in a move to the Harvard University Herbaria, where she migrated collections data to a new system and worked on a platform for exchanging data with other natural history repositories. Ever the habitat generalist, she moved to the university’s police department to help navigate data flow and network connectivity as an analyst and technical liaison for a consolidation of the multi-campus card access system.