H. Thomas Hickerson is Director of the Cornell University Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections and Director of the Digital Access Coalition, a campus-wide program employing digital technology to improve access and use of the University's historical, ethnographic, artistic, and natural history collections. Hickerson has been a prominent leader in the archival profession for twenty years and was honored by being named a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) in 1987. He co-authored the first general review of archival automation in the U.S. (1976); authored the SAA basic manual on automated access (1981); served on the SAA National Information Systems Task Force (1977-1983), which designed and compiled the USMARC Format for Archival and Manuscripts Control (AMC); was the first chair of the Society's Standards Board; chaired SAA's Task Force on the National Information Infrastructure (1995); and has served on the governing Council of the Society (1994-1996). He was also the first chair of the Research Libraries Group's Task Force on Archives and Manuscripts (1983-1984), directing the work of that group during the initial implementation of the AMC Format within the Research Libraries Information Network, and served on the Executive Committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (1994-1996). He was a 1993 recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship to investigate digital access to research collections on college and university campuses and currently directs or co-directs three campus-wide digital projects.
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