Ann Green

Consultant and Strategic Analyst 


Ann Green is an independent research consultant focusing upon the digital lifecycle of scholarly resources, including their creation, delivery, management, long-term stewardship, and preservation.

Ann brings an extensive background in digital curation,
 research data management, user-driven support services, and the development and promotion of standards for metadata and digital preservation.  

Ann has played a key role in the conceptualization and evaluation of digital infrastructure, policies, systems and services for the creation, access, and preservation of digital assets. 

In June, 2016, Ann was presented with the IASSIST Achievement Award in Bergen, Norway

Employment history:
  • Consultant and Sole Proprietor, Digital Lifecycle Research & Consulting (2005 to date)
  • Digital Information Strategic Analyst, Yale University, Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure (2008 - 2011)
  • Director, Yale University, Social Science Research Services & Statistical Laboratory (1996 - 2005)
  • Data Consultant, Yale University, Social Science Statistical Laboratory (1989 - 1996)
  • Data Archivist, University of California at Berkeley,Survey Research Center (1985 - 1988)
  • Data Archivist/Associate Librarian, Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (1982 - 1985)
  • Reference Librarian, Cornell University Libraries, Olin Graduate Library (1976 - 1981)

Current projects:
  • Workflow analysis of data processing, metadata production, and preservation services in digital repositories,
  • Exploring models of partnerships and 'hand offs' among researchers, institution-based digital repositories, and domain specific digital archives and publishers,
  • Articulating requirements and strategies for 'cradle to archive' management and stewardship of digital outputs, particularly research data,
  • Developing policies and articulating shared practices for research data management, curation, and preservation.
Selected professional activities:
  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Board member (2003 - ), Vice Chair (2008 - 2010), Information Technology and Archiving Committee Chair (2007 - )
  • International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology (IASSIST), President (2001 - 2005), Vice President (1997 - 2001),  Constitution Committee Chair (2009 - ), Member since 1982.
  • Executive Council of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).  Member (2000 - 2004) Council Chair (2002 - 2004)
  • Data Documentation Initiative Committee and Alliance, Member (1995 - 2005) Co-developer of study description standards and implementation manual.  DDI Alliance Steering Committee (2003 - 2005).

Consultation and funded research: 
  • Consultant to the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (2012 - date)
  • Consultant to the Data Archives of the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).
  • The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné.  Advisory Committee Member.
  • Consultant to the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Certification and Assessment of Digital Repositories.
  • Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Review and Redesign of Roper Infrastructure.  Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 
  • National Science Foundation. DataONE: Usability and Assessment Working Group (2010 - 2012).
  • IMLS National Leadership Grant at ICPSR: Rescuing and Archiving Social Science Data, Chair Advisory Committee (2009 - 2012).
  • Consultant to DataStar, funded by the National Science Foundation.  Cornell University, Mann Library (2007 - 2010).
  • Consultant to DISK-UK DataShare, funded by the JISC Digital Repositories and Preservation Programme.  University of Edinburgh (2007 - 2009).
  • Supporting Economic Development Research:  A Collaborative Project to Create Access to Statistical Sources Not Born Digital, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. With Professor Christopher Udry and Sandra Peterson  (2003–2005). 
  • Preserving the Whole: A Two-Track Approach to Rescuing Data and Metadata, funded by the Commission on Preservation and Access. With JoAnne Dionne (1996–1997). 
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