Danielle Cunniff Plumer earned an M.S. in Information Studies at The University of Texas at Austin in 2003. Prior to that, she earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Davis. She is an independent consultant working with libraries and archives on digital collections projects.
From 2005-2011, Danielle Plumer coordinated the Texas Heritage Online program at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. In that capacity, she consulted with and assisted participants from the library, archives, and museum communities who were developing digital library projects. A key part of her job was monitoring and participating in the development of standards and guidelines for digital projects, including metadata, interoperability, controlled vocabularies, and preservation. She collaborated with colleagues statewide to provide seamless, integrated access to primary resource materials, working with a variety of library and digital asset management systems to access content via Z39.50, SRU, OAI-PMH, and other APIs.
Danielle Plumer has also taught courses at The University of Texas at Austin in the School of Information. These courses included a graduate-level foundation course in Information Technology and courses on metadata and digitization. In addition to these formal courses, she was also the primary developer and instructor for a series of workshops offered throughout Texas as part of a grant funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. These workshops covered Digital Project Planning and Management Basics, Digital Archives Systems and Applications, Metadata Standards and Crosswalks, and Principles of Controlled Vocabulary and Thesaurus Design as well as supplemental courses on Digital Preservation Planning and Management and Digital Preservation Tools.