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Daniela Rovida, Rare Books Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at the University of Notre Dame, creates, maintains and organizes resource descriptions for a wide range of diverse and specialized material, from incunabula to modern imprints, predominantly in Latin and various European languages. Working collaboratively with Rare Books and Special Collections colleagues, Daniela establishes procedures and priorities aimed at streamlining workflows and implementing best preservation methods. Her efforts extend beyond her department, as she actively collaborates with colleagues across the Libraries to ensure consistency of metadata practices and increase the visibility and accessibility of library resources.

Daniela has a Masters' degree in Library & Information Studies, along with a Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Information Management from the University of Arizona. She also holds a B.S. in Economics & Business Administration from the University of Pavia, Italy. Daniela is set to complete a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Administration from the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, in July 2024.

Daniela’s research interests encompass the contribution of women to the printing industry during the hand press era, Catholic influence on early American printing, and leveraging linked open data to enhance accessibility of special collections and archival material. Daniela is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Notre Dame and participates in committees and initiatives within both the Hesburgh Libraries and the Catholic Research Resources Alliance. She is also an engaged member of the Rare Books and Manuscript Section within the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.