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Regina L. Avila

Digital Services Librarian/Data Librarian

Regina Avila is a Digital Services Librarian and Data Librarian at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She joined NIST in 2009 to implement the agency’s NIST Digital Archives, leading a team in the digitization and preservation of the agency’s publications. Since then her duties have included leading a library team to investigate research data management services. As a Data Librarian, she successfully collaborated with NIST's IT department and laboratories in curating and publishing research data – including the development of tools to create data management plans, the NIST enterprise data inventory, and data documentation. She is co-chair of the Data Curation Discussion Group within CENDI, an interagency group of senior Scientific and Technical Information (STI) managers from 14 federal agencies. Recently Ms. Avila launched the NIST Story Booth, an oral history program designed to capture in situ reflections of NIST employees about their work. Ms. Avila earned her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver. Before she came to NIST she was a librarian and news researcher at The Denver Post.


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

Katherine E. Sharpless, Regina L. Avila, Sally S. Bruce, Wo L. Chang, Robert M. Dimeo, Virginia Covahey, Alan K. Dohne, Heather M. Evans, Aaron P. Fein, Donna J. Kimball, Andrea M. Medina-Smith, Alan E. Munter, James K. Olthoff, Dianne L. Poster, Kathleen M. Roberts, Susannah B. Schiller, John H. Scott, Barbara P. Silcox, James A. St Pierre, Mark D. Stiles
Documentation of the evolution of NIST's plan for providing public access to results of federally funded research is provided, including the plan itself

Tips and tools for digitizing a museum collection

Regina L. Avila, Susan A. Sanders, Keith R. Martin
This article is a "how to guide" for directing and managing a museum photography project. It is based on what the NIST Research Library learned as we went
Created August 19, 2019