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Matthew C. Mariner

Matthew C. Mariner

Digital Collections Manager Special Collections and Digital Initiatives

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Role in the Library

Matthew serves as the Digital Collections Manager for Auraria Library and is responsible for managing the Library's day-to-day scanning and digitization operations, as well as managing the Auraria Library Digital Collections. Matthew works with the Special Collections Librarian and other Collection Development specialists to select, digitize, promote, and preserve the rare, unique, and fragile materials in Special Collections. He also works with campus partners to collect and preserve electronic theses and dissertations, faculty publications, and student-created content such as undergraduate theses and research projects. Matthew also serves as primary selector for resources in literature, film studies, and music.

More About

Matthew grew up in the then-sleepy Gulf Coast city of St. Petersburg, Florida. He moved to Gainesville, Florida to attend the University of Florida and resided there for almost a decade. He began working at the University of Florida Digital Library Center as its Institutional Repository Manager in 2006. In 2012 Matthew relocated to Denver, Colorado and began working for the Auraria Library in various capacities within Special Collections and Digital Initiatives. Matthew has also worked periodically in the field of historic preservation, focusing on the documentation and restoration of historic structures, including the Old Idaho State Penitentiary in Boise, Idaho; the University Heights Historic District NHRP survey (Gainesville, FL); and the as-built surveys of various historic structures in North Central Florida.

Matthew is an avid vinyl record collector, lover of horror movies and literature, and unrepentant defender of analog media formats.

Professional Affiliations and Service

Adjunct Professor, University of Denver, Morgridge College of Education:

  • LIS4806: Advanced Archives, Spring quarter, 2019
  • LIS4800: Intro to Archives & Records Management, Winter quarter, 2019
  • LIS4810: Digital Libraries, Autumn quarter, 2018


Master of Historic Preservation, University of Florida, 2011

Bachelor of English, University of Florida 2006

Select Publications

Mariner, Matthew C. "BitTorrent." The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, 2019. 

Mariner, Matthew C. "Center for the Book." The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, 2019. 

Mariner, Matthew C. Managing and Improving Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Programs. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. Print 

Mariner, Matthew C. Managing Digital Audiovisual Resources: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. Print.

Mariner, Matthew C. "Optical character recognition." Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2010. Print.

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