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Laura Deal

Catalog Specialist
History and Public Policy Program

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Diplomatic History

Laura Deal is a catalog specialist with the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program (HAPP). She leads development of the Wilson Center's Digital Archive and other digital initiatives at HAPP. Previously, she has worked for Syracuse University's Special Collections Research Center and the Library of Congress. Her research interests include digitization, data visualization, metadata design, and social tagging.


M.S. in Library and Information Science, Syracuse University, 2010.

B.A. in History, American University, 2008.

Major Publications

2014. "Visualizing Digital Collections," Technical Services Quarterly, 31(4). (PDF preprint)

2013. "Visualizing Digital Collections: Creating User-Friendly Search and Browse Tools." Poster presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Il. (PDF download)

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