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library and information scientist

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.

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Poetry, dog rescue, piano.

Connections

father:
George Murrell

mother:
Rose Clare Hunt