By Project MUSE

Project MUSE is pleased to welcome Matthew Treskon as its new Metadata Strategist working as a liaison with MUSE’s libraries and discovery partners. Prior to arriving at Project MUSE, Treskon served as the Technology Librarian and subsequently Assistant Director at the Loyola Notre Dame Library (the academic library of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University). Some of his key accomplishments included leading an overhaul of the library website, launching a makerspace (including fabrication, multimedia creation, and a virtual reality classroom), and serving as co-coordinator of the Digital Scholarship Program.

Previously, Treskon served as Librarian at the National Agricultural Library for ten years. In addition to acting as Team lead for DigiTop, National Agricultural Library's electronic resources for USDA employees, he was the project lead/developer for NAL’s DigiTop Navigator, a MarkLogic XML database solution that provided USDA employees with the ability to search twelve bibliographic databases simultaneously. The Navigator features enabled users to save searches, create alerts, export records to bibliographic managers, and create citation lists. Navigator also provided access to 94 million composite records.  

Treskon is a regular presenter at library conferences, has volunteered as a NISO Working Group member, and recently contributed a chapter on authentic learning environments in libraries to Emerging Trends and Impacts of the Internet of Things in Libraries (IGI Global, 2020). Treskon received a Bachelor of Arts (AB) degree from the University of Chicago, a Master of Library Science (MLS) from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Information Technology (MS) from University of Maryland University College, (UMUC). He began his library career as a Library Assistant at Johns Hopkins Sheridan libraries.

Wendy Queen, Director of Project MUSE, said “We’re thrilled to welcome Matthew back to the JHU family, as he brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience to MUSE that will serve our libraries, discovery partners and our entire team here so well.”

Project MUSE has offered libraries affordable access to essential humanities and social science research for more than 25 years, as an integral part of the scholarly communications ecosystem and platform of choice for respected not-for-profit publishers. Currently, Project MUSE is the trusted and reliable source for over 800 journals and over 80,000 books, from more than 200 of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. MUSE also hosts over 4,000 open access books and several open access journal titles, freely available to anyone worldwide.