Staff Spotlight on… Jane Wildermuth!

When Jane Wildermuth began working at Wright State in 1999, digital institutional repositories didn’t yet exist as they do now. Now thanks to CORE Scholar, Wright State’s faculty, staff, and students have a place to share and preserve their scholarly works. Faculty papers, student posters, even literary journals are housed in CORE Scholar and available to all Wright State faculty, staff and students as part of an open access initiative. Faculty members can opt to establish SelectedWorks pages that allow them to showcase their content with permanent, live links to their full-text work. Jane and her team create metadata, format searchable PDFs, assist with copyright and licensing issues, and more. Visit the CORE Scholar how to participate page to learn more and get started.

Originally from Campbell, Ohio, Jane’s interest in the Dayton area began when her husband got a job here and both were commuting to work in opposite directions from their home in London, Ohio. Starting in the Special Collections and Archives department, Jane was encouraged to explore innovations in technology and how they might help the University Libraries share our unique collections. She created and became the Head of the Digital Services (now Digital Initiatives and Repository Services) Department in 2006. Working with what she calls her “small yet mighty” team, she enjoys meeting with faculty, staff, and students from across campus and learning about their research. Through CORE Scholar, Jane and her team help share the scholarly output of Wright State with the world. Visit this live simulation of CORE Scholar readership and watch as download pins drop all over the map!

When not promoting Open Access and leading the effort to preserve and share the scholarly work of an entire university, Jane likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters, watching them grow into amazing adults. In her free time, you might catch Jane at a musical, or watching a sitcom with her miniature schnauzer named Buddy.

Thanks, Jane, for all you do!