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Este Pope is Head of Digital Programs for the Amherst College Library, where she leads the work of the Digital Programs department in building and preserving sustainable, accessible digital collections. Este is involved in the open source software community through her work with the Fedora Commons Stand the Islandora Collaboration Group. In addition, Este is serving on the oversight committee for the Lever Press, an open access press founded by liberal arts colleges.

Este has a background in library systems, digital libraries, digital humanities, library instruction, and educational technology, and has held previous library positions at institutions including Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston College, Coconino Community College, and Yale University. She is dedicated to promoting open access to information and to the preservation of cultural heritage in all forms, and has presented and written on these topics and others throughout her career. Este holds a masters in library science from Simmons College in Boston and a masters in theology from Boston College.

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3392-005X

About this website

este wearing safety goggles
wearing safety goggles

This Este Pope’s website. I’m trying to reclaim and maintain a little of my digital identity with a blog on my very own domain and platform using reclaim hosting. I’ve been HTMLing since 1999, blogging and social media-ing since 2005. I use the web to document my interests crafts and making, writing and poetry, libraries and technology.

Flickr | Instagram | Linked In | Ravelry | Twitter

Profession writing selections

Shutting It down: Questioning Maintenance of Institutional Repositories.”  Maintainers III conference, 2019

“How Hamlet helped me become a library “techie”, We Can Do I.T. – Women in Library I.T., Litwin Press, 2018

“The new Coconino Community College library: a librarian, collaborative library services and an online library,” How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian: Tips for Librarians Running Libraries Alone, Scarecrow Press, 2012

New Mom on the Job, Info Career Trends, 2008

Alessandro Kraus Pamphlet Digitization, ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 2004

Recent presentations

Designing a Migration Path: Outcomes and Recommendations, Digital Library Forum, October 2019

Fedora update, Code4Lib New England, March 2019

Centering the community in liberal arts open source: reports on the work of the Islandora Collaboration Group and the Five College Consortium, Coalition for Networked Information winter meeting, December 2018

Creating writing selections

Three-one: memory quilts with a secret message (Whipup.net)

Poems – estepope.tumblr.com

Menagerie – LiteraryMama


Old blogs and websites: Blanche and Estelle | Stellesky | Github