Matthew C. Mariner
Digital Collections Manager Special Collections and Digital Initiatives
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 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
Secretary, United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association, 2015 -
Master of Historic Preservation, University of Florida, 2011
Bachelor of English, University of Florida 2006
Mariner, Matthew C. "Center for the Book." The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE Publications, 2019.