Steven J. Miller

Senior Lecturer Emeritus


M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1990
M.A., Marquette University, 1986
B.A. University of Iowa, 1976
All but dissertation for Ph.D. - Marquette University


Steven Miller currently teaches continuing education courses on linked data and metadata for working professionals and is writing a second edition of his book Metadata for Digital Collections, to be published by ALA Neal-Schuman in Summer 2020. Before retirement in 2016, he taught MLIS courses on information and knowledge organization, metadata, cataloging, information architecture, and linked data. Steve has given numerous conference presentations, developed workshop materials published by the Library of Congress and OCLC, and served on committees and held leadership positions in several national-level professional organizations. In retirement, besides keeping up with developments in metadata and linked data, he enjoys reading for pleasure, studying classical Greek language and literature, attending performing arts of all kinds, especially opera, and travel in North America and Europe.

Courses Taught

714 Metadata
717 Information Architecture
719 RDF and Ontologies for the Semantic Web

Sample Publications

Miller, S. J. (2011).  Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-To-Do-It Manual.  New York: Neal-Schuman.

Miller, S. J. (2010). "The One-To-One Principle: Challenges in Current Practice."  In Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, edited by Diane I. Hillman and Michael Lauruhn, 150-164. Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, Pittsburgh, October 20-22, 2010.

Miller, S. J. (2005) AACR2 and integrating resources. Chapter in: Knowledge without Boundaries: Organizing Information for the Future. American Library Association.

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