Director of Information Policy and ManagementPhone: (410) 706-1213
Nathan Robertson joined the Thurgood Marshall Law Library as the Electronic Resources Librarian in July of 2005, and accepted the position of Director of Information Policy and Management for the School of Law in August of 2007. He handles licensing and access issues for library subscriptions to electronic resources, and also coordinates the development of information policies and managing the technical aspects of information dissemination and sharing throughout the Law School, including responsibility for management of the Law School website.
Mr. Robertson is active in the international electronic resource management and standards development community. He has been a member of the Digital Library Federation's Electronic Resource Management Steering Group, and was a co-author of the 2004 DLF ERMI report. He served as co-chair of the License Expression Working Group from 2005-08, and also chaired the Coverage subgroup of the NISO/EDItEUR Joint Working Party for the Exchange of Serials Subscription Information. Mr. Robertson has also been active in the Library & Information Technology Association, serving as a LITA representative on the Machine Readable Bibliographic Information (MARBI) Committee from 2007-11, the Top Technology Trends committee from 2002-06, and as chair of the Standards Interest Group from 2003-05.
Prior to coming to the School of Law, Mr. Robertson was a Database Analyst/Programmer for the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University, where he was a co-developer and administrator of the open-source Hopkins Electronic Resource Management System (HERMES).