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Leta Fay Hunt

Leta Fay Hunt, American library and information scientist. Achievements include directing the development of the InscriptiFact application, a digital library of high-resolution images of ancient inscriptions, now in use in 35 countries for research and analysis. Recipient Achievement medal, Computerworld Honors Foundation, 2004. Member of Association for Computing Machinery.

Background

  • Hunt, Leta Fay was born on September 2, 1946 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of George Murrell and Rose Clare Hunt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1970. Master of Arts in Psychology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 1972. Master of Science in Library and Information Science, University Illinois, Urbana, 1990.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University Illinois, Urbana, 1978.

    Career

    • Reference and instruction specialist Map and Geography Library. University Illinois, Urbana, 1990—1995. Project manager information system University Southern California, Center for Scholarly Technology, Los Angeles, 1995—1998, project manager integrated digital archives, 1998—1999, application development director InscriptiFact project, 1998—2000.

      Application development director InscriptiFact project, map collection curator Archival Research Center, 2000—2004. Associate director InscriptiFact University Southern California Libraries, since 2000.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include directing the development of the InscriptiFact application, a digital library of high-resolution images of ancient inscriptions, now in use in 35 countries for research and analysis.

    Membership

    Member of Association for Computing Machinery.

    Personality

    Interests

    Poetry, dog rescue, piano.

    Connections

    • father: George Murrell
    • mother: Rose Clare Hunt
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    Born September 2, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1970
      Western Michigan University
    • 1972
      Western Michigan University
    • 1990
      University Illinois
    • 1978
      University Illinois
    • 2004
      application development director, InscriptiFact project
    • 1990 - 1995
      Reference and instruction specialist, Map and Geography Library University Illinois
      Urbana, Illinois, United States
    • 1995 - 1998
      project manager, ly Technology
    • 1995 - 1998
      Center for Scholar, ly Technology
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