Declan Fleming

  • Chief Technology Strategist
  • UCSD Library
  • Twitter: @declan

Declan Fleming is the Chief Technology Strategist and Director of Information Technology Services (ITS) at the University of California, San Diego Library. The UC San Diego Library ITS group provides production support of Library services and develops leading edge Digital Library software. The group works closely with partners at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) to leverage off-site storage utilizing the SDSC Cloud. Declan started his career at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, managing the public computing sites for a number of years. He then moved West, doing corporate IT for several years in San Diego. He returned to academia in 2003 and finds libraries and their challenges to be fascinating.

The UC San Diego Library is very active in the digital library community, pioneering linked data concepts and contributing to the Fedora product and Hydra framework. Declan speaks regularly at digital library conferences about Digital Asset Management Systems, Resource Description Framework, and linked data.