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Faculty: Brad Eden

Brad Eden
Dean of Library Services
Christopher Center, Room 410
(219) 464-5099
Brad.Eden (at) valpo.edu

Bradford Lee Eden is Dean of Library Services at Valparaiso University.  Previous positions include Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Head, Web and Digitization Services, and Head, Bibliographic and Metadata Services for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries.   He is editor of OCLC Systems & Services:  Digital Library Perspectives International and The Bottom Line:  Managing Library Finances, and is on the editorial boards of Library Hi Tech and The Journal of Film Music.

He has a masters and Ph.D. degrees in musicology, as well as an MS in library science. He publishes in the areas of metadata, librarianship, medieval music and liturgy, and J.R.R. Tolkien.  His two books Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services: Paths for the Future and Case Studies (Libraries Unlimited, 2004) and More Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services (Libraries Unlimited, 2009) are used and cited extensively in the field.  He is the author of Metadata and Its Applications (ALA TechSource, 2002), 3D Visualization Techniques (ALA TechSource, 2005), Innovative Digital Projects in the Humanities (ALA TechSource, 2005), Metadata and Its Applications:  New Directions and Updates (ALA TechSource, 2005), FRBR:  Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (ALA TechSource, 2006), and Information Organization Future for Libraries (ALA TechSource, 2007).  His new book Middle-earth Minstrel:  Essays on Music in Tolkien was published by McFarland Publishing in 2010.

Education

University of North Texas, M.S. in Library Science
University of Kansas, Ph.D., musicology
Indiana State University, M.A., musicology
Carthage College, B.A., double major - religion and music, minor - German

Recent Publications

Editor -- 21st Century Metadata Operations: Challenges, Opportunities, Directions. Routledge, 2012.
"We can‟t wait any longer: managing long-term employees and organizational change." The Psychology of librarianship (Scarecrow Press, 2011).
"Transformative change during extreme budget reductions: The University of California Libraries and Their Next Generation Technical Services Initiative." Advances in Librarianship: Librarianship in Times of Crisis (v. 23, 2011).
New Grove Dictionary of American Music (2012) Entries on Jack Yellen, Billy Murray, Ted Snyder, Mario Lanza, and Al Hoffman.
Editor – Special issue of Cataloging & Classification Quarterly (v. 48, no. 6/7, 2010) titled 21st Century Metadata Operations: Challenges, Opportunities, Directions.
"The new user environment: the end of technical services?" Information technology and libraries (ITAL), v. 29, no. 2 (2010).
Editor – Middle-earth minstrel: essays on music in Tolkien (McFarland Publishing, 2010).
"Strains of Elvish songs and voices: Victorian medievalism, music, and Tolkien" in Middle-earth minstrel: essays on music in Tolkien (McFarland Publishing, 2010).
"Strains of Elvish songs and voices: Victorian medievalism, music, and Tolkien" in Music in Middle-earth (Walking Tree Publishers, 2010).
"Musings on the demise of paper." Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL) editorial, v. 28, no. 3 (2009).
Editor -- More…innovative redesign and reorganization of library technical services (Libraries Unlimited, 2009)
Editor – Content management systems for libraries: case studies (Scarecrow Press, 2008).
"Ending the status quo." American Libraries, March 2008, p. 38.

Professional Organizations

American Library Association
-- Association of College and Research Libraries Division
-- Library and Information Technology Association Division
-- Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Division