Victoria Mueller provides data expertise as the Senior Information Architect and Systems Librarian for Zepheira. In this position, she helps shape the direction for exposing, sharing and creating new ways of discovering and visualizing the digital material of archives and online resources. Victoria is an library and information science professional with 23 years experience in designing, implementing and promoting large-scale data systems for libraries and archives. She has worked extensively with institutions and corporate organizations to implement solutions at all levels of management.
Since 1995, Victoria has worked on putting library services on the Web including pioneering access to the first online web-based library systems. As a senior product manager at the Online Computer Library Center OCLC, Inc, she worked with developers and content providers to design and implement distributed reference systems that utilized both NISO and emerging web standards. She led many archive and image data integration projects and is an expert in related standards such as EAD, Dublin Core, MARC, Meta Object Description Schema (MODS) and Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS).
Victoria played a key role in the definition of the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) in Zepheira’s collaboration with The Library of Congress on the effort to transition from MARC 21. She is currently the co-chair of the ALA ALCTS MARC Formats Transition Interest Group that is raising awareness of the future of library standards and how they will enable library visibility on the web.
Victoria has a degree in Fine Arts from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.