Michael Keller

Vice Provost, University Librarian, & Director of Academic Information Resources, Stanford University

Role: Investigator

Site: CDL-Estonia

Stream: Digital Society

Michael A. Keller is Stanford University’s Vice Provost and University Librarian & was also Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning for a couple of years.

He was the founder of HighWire Press, in 1995, a Internet publishing service for mainly not for profit scientific journals (Science, PNAS, Neuroscience, JBC, and about 150 others. HighWire was also the first platform for several years of the OED online edition.

In 2002, Stanford Libraries collaborated with Cambridge University to digitize ancient, medieval, and early modern manuscripts in the Matthew Parker Library of Corpus Christi College. That project led Stanford Libraries’ to develop requirements for a digital environment for streaming images of manuscripts and other objects of scholarship and for teaching, resulting in the International Image Interoperability Framework and the Mirador “viewer”. He was inaugural chairman of the IIIF Consortium from 2015 to 2021.

Keller was educated at Hamilton College and studied musicology at State University of New York at Buffalo. He has taught at Cornell University and Stanford University, was guest-professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and was a Siemens Stiftung Lecturer.

He has been a Member of the Boards of Hamilton College, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, CLIR, & Japan’s National Institute for Informatics. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Boards on: Research Data Integrity; Research on Copyright; and the Responsible Conduct of Science.

Keller served on the boards of Alibris, Mondobiotech, and Therametrics and as an advisor to Ebrary and Yewno. He presently serves as an advisor to a consumer application start-up that wishes to remain anonymous just now.

Keller is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Sarum Canon of Salisbury (UK) Cathedral, a recipient of Stanford’s highest honor — the Cuthbertson Award, and a member of Estonia’s Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana. He is an Honorary Fellow for Life at Harris Manchester College in Oxford, England.