Mark Lane

Head of Digital Assets, Associate Professor

About me

Responsibilities: Mark works with the Digital Assets team to preserve unique materials curated by JMU Libraries and to ensure optimal patron access to digital collections.
Education: MLIS, University of South Carolina, 2010 BA, English & Religion, University of Richmond, 2001

General Info: Mark has worked with electronic resources and discovery in various capacities at JMU since 2010, and has extensive knowledge of library systems and electronic resource management.


About Digital Assets

We provide access to source material and increase the visibility and accessibility of the scholarly products created by the JMU community. We manage JMU Scholarly Commons, the university’s institutional repository, and provide consultations to the university community on its use. We offer digital preservation services to support student and faculty scholarship. We also provide long-term preservation solutions for vital institutional and cultural heritage materials, and offer consultations on best practices for digital curation.

About Discovery, Access, and Technology

We are responsible for collections, metadata, and technology. Departments include Access and Delivery, Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, Metadata Strategies, Collection Administration, Scholarly Communications Strategies, and Technology.

About Scholarly Communications Strategies

Together with the Digital Assets team, we provide holistic support for scholarly communications across JMU, including the development of inclusive and equitable practices related to publishing model support. We provide expertise in copyright, author rights, open educational resources, open publishing, and open infrastructure initiatives.