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Michael Boock

Digital Projects Librarian

Phone: (541) 737-9155
Fax: (541) 737-8267
Primary Duties:

 I contribute to and lead projects related to the creation, preservation, use, and cataloging of scholarly information. I collaborate with faculty and graduate students, and units on the OSU campus to support the accessibility and curation of scholarship, research data, digital content, and collections generated by OSU.

I am out of the office on sabbatical from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.  I will check email and voicemail occasionally during this time, but you should contact the following if you need help:


ScholarsArchive@OSU, DOIs, ISBNs—Sarah Imholt (; 541-737-0477)

Copyright and fair use—Stefanie Buck (; 541-727-7273)

College of Forestry, Journal publishing, Digital preservation—Margaret Mellinger (; 541-737-9642)

Honors College—Jane Nichols (; 541-737-7269)


PeerJ support—Cheryl Middleton (; 541-737-8527)


Brief CV

Research and Professional Interests:

scholarly communication, digital library organization, digital library workflow, open access, technical services reorganization


Selected Publications:


  • Boock, M., Zhang, H. & Clark, E., (2016). Article Deposit Services in Support of Federal Agency Public Access Requirements. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. 4. DOI:
  • “Variability in academic research data management practices: implications for data services development from a faculty survey.” Amanda L. Whitmire, Michael Boock and Shan C. Sutton. Program 49(4), 2015. doi:10.1108/PROG-02-2015-0017.
  • “Data Management for Graduate Students: a Case Study at Oregon State University.” Maura Valentino and Michael Boock. Practical Academic Librarianship 5(2), 2015.
  • “It Takes More Than a Mandate: Factors that Contribute to Increased Rates of Article Deposit to an Institutional Repository.” Hui Zhang, Michael Boock & Andrea Wirth. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 3(1), 2015. 
  • “Linked Data Services for Electronic Theses and Dissertations.” Thomas Johnson & Michael Boock. 15th International Symposium on Electronic Theses and Dissertations, Lima, Peru, 2012. 
  • “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Managing Government Document Collections in a Digital World,” Steven L. Sowell, Michael Boock, Lawrence A. Landis & Jennifer E. Nutefall. Collection Management 37(2), 2012.
  • “Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Metadata Workflow at Oregon State University Libraries.” Michael Boock & Sue Kunda. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly 47(3/4), 2009.
  • “Organizing for Digitization at Oregon State University: a Case Study and Comparison with ARL Libraries.” Michael Boock. Journal of Academic Librarianship 35(5), 2009.
  • “The Use of Value Engineering in the Evaluation and Selection of Digitization Projects.” Michael Boock & May Chau. Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, 2(3), 2007.
  • “Continuing the Quest for the Quick Search Holy Grail.” Michael Boock, Jane Nichols and Laurel Kristick. Internet Reference Services Quarterly, 11(4), 2006.
  • “Organizing for Digitization: a Survey.” Michael Boock & Ruth Vondracek. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 6(2), 2006.