About Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips, 2008

Scott Phillips is a Senior Lead Software Application Developer at Texas A&M University Libraries. Scott is responsible for leading and managing all software development at the library where he supervises a team of software developers creating custom-built applications. Before leading software development at A&M he was the Research and Development Coordinator for the Texas Digital Library (TDL) project. The TDL project is state-wide initiative of academic libraries providing the digital infrastructure to promote and facilitate scholarly communication at institutions of higher education.

Scott lead the development refresh of open source project in 2012, Vireo. Vireo is a turnkey Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Management System addressing all steps of the ETD process, from submission to publication to preservation. Vireo provides students the ability to submit their digital Theses and Dissertations via a simple online interface. Graduate offices can then use Vireo to manage the ETD submission and approval workflow before publishing in an open access repository. The redevelopment effort leading up to the 2.0 release brings a host of new features and stability improvements.

Scott has been an active contributor to the DSpace Digital Repository community. He led the development of the Manakin user interface project; a highly modular framework for adapting the repository’s interface. In 2005 Scott was invited to join the DSpace commiters group. In addition to numerous patches and bug fixes, he has been the release coordinator for DSpace 1.5.0.

Scott was the Managing Editor for the Journal of Digital Information (JoDI) from 2005 to 2010. The cutting edge journal was first published in 1997 as an electronic only, peer reviewed journal covering the broad topics related to digital libraries, hypertext, hypermedia systems, and the issues of digital information.

A list of all publications and presentations available.

 

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