Mark Lane

Head of Digital Assets, Assistant 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 Scholarly Communications Strategies

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.