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Andrea Medina-Smith (Fed)

Data Librarian

Andrea Medina-Smith is a Data Librarian with the NIST Research Library and Museum. Andrea's work at NIST includes working with researchers to document their data for publication, assessing and developing metadata schema for various project and assigning persistent IDs to NIST resources. She has completed details with both the Material Measurement Lab's Office of Data and Informatics and the Office of Management and Budget's Office of the Federal CIO where she supported the Federal Data Strategy and advancing the importance of data throughout the federal government.  

Andrea holds a Masters of Science in Library Science concentrating in Archives Management from Simmons College in Boston. Prior to arriving at NIST, Andrea worked as a digital archivist for a small educational non-profit. 



The NIST Plan for Providing Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research

Katherine E. Sharpless, Regina L. Avila, Ronald F. Boisvert, A Kirk Dohne, James Fowler, Rachel B. Glenn, Gretchen Greene, Robert Hanisch, Andrea Medina-Smith, Alan Munter, Julie Petrousky, Yuri Ralchenko, Carolyn D. Rowland, James A. St Pierre, Adam Wunderlich, Jon Zhang
In 2013 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a memo, "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research." In

NIST Research Data Framework (RDaF): Version 1.5

Robert Hanisch, Debra L. Kaiser, Alda Yuan, Andrea Medina-Smith, Bonnie C Carroll, Eva Campo
The NIST Research Data Framework (RDaF) is a multifaceted and customizable tool that aims to help shape the future of open data access and research data

Implementing a Registry Federation for Materials Science Data Discovery

Raymond L. Plante, Chandler Becker, Andrea M. Medina-Smith, Kevin G. Brady, Alden A. Dima, Benjamin J. Long, Laura M. Bartolo, Robert Hanisch
As a result of a number of national initiatives, we are seeing rapid growth in the data important to materials science that are available over the web
Created August 19, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022