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. In the past he taught MLIS courses on information and knowledge organization, metadata, taxonomies, cataloging, information architecture, and linked data. He wrote a textbook on Metadata for Digital Collections published in 2011, has given numerous conference presentations, and has developed workshop materials published by the Library of Congress and OCLC. Steve has served on committees and held leadership positions in several national-level professional organizations. In retirement he enjoys reading, language study, especially classical Greek language and literature, drawing, bicycling, travel, movies, and performing arts, especially Wagnerian opera.

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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