About Tom Wilson

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Tom is a retired professor and Associate Dean for Research and Technology at the University of Alabama Libraries. He founded the Alabama Digital Humanities Center. He has over 35 years of experience in developing, implementing, maintaining, and retiring information technology in libraries and higher education. In those years, Tom has overseen many small to multi-million dollar projects and managed annual budgets up to $8M. Employed by three major public universities during this period, he led IT units of up to 35 professionals and overseen technology, branch libraries, library liaisons, media production, digital preservation, and e-science/data management initiatives. The Library and Information Technology Association elected him President in 2003/2004, and he has written and spoken on IT and library topics extensively.


For a complete academic résumé, contact Tom directly at tom(at)tcwhq.com.

Current publication: Rethinking digital preservation: definitions, models, and requirements