AboutPerry Collins is an independent scholar and grants professional based in Gainesville, FL. She is currently Sr. Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities, where she previously worked from 2011-2017. Perry recently held the positions of Chair, Digital Partnerships and Strategies, and Copyright and Open Education Librarian for the University of Florida Libraries. In this role, she oversaw initiatives promoting broader dissemination of scholarship and teaching materials. She worked closely with the Digital Library of the Caribbean, a 90-partner network devoted to preserving the cultural heritage of the Caribbean and Caribbean Diasporas, and was Editor-in-Chief of a collaborative digital publishing partnership between the Libraries and the University of Florida Press. Perry has been PI and co-PI on major grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. As an academic librarian, Perry has held leadership roles within the field of library publishing; she recently served on the Board of the Library Publishing Coalition and co-edits the newly launched journal Case Studies in Library Publishing. Perry holds a M.L.I.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and M.A. in American Studies from the University of Kansas.
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