Steven Miller

Senior Lecturer Emeritus


MLIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Library & Information Science), 1990
MA, Marquette University (Theology), 1986
BA, University of Iowa (English; Classical Greek & Latin), 1976
All but dissertation for PhD, Marquette University (Religious Studies), 1987


Steven Miller is currently writing a second edition of his book Metadata for Digital Collections, to be published by ALA Neal-Schuman in 2021. Since his retirement in 2016 he has periodically taught a continuing education course titled “Linked Data for Beginners.” Before retirement 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, classical music, opera, travel, bicycling and exercise.

Sample Publications

Miller, S. J. (2021). Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-To-Do-It Manual. Second Edition. Chicago: ALA Neal-Schuman.

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.

Teaching Specializations & Interests

Information/Knowledge Organization, Metadata, Linked Data and Ontologies, Cataloging, Information Architecture