Selected Publications and Papers

Recent Work

Payette, S. D., Culture Not Numbers: Dilemmas and Discourses of the Underrepresentation of Women in Computing, 2018, available at ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (#2108516183) and at

Javed, M., Payette, S., et. al, “VIZ–VIVO: Towards Visualizations-driven Linked Data Navigation,” Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Visualization and Interaction for Ontologies and Linked Data , International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2016), Kobe, Japan, October 2016,

Payette, S., Hedstrom M., Plale, B., “SEAD: Infrastructure for Managing Research Data in the Long Tail,” Grace Hopper Conference for Women in Computing (GHC15), Houston, TX, October 2015.

Meyers, J., Hedstrom, M., Ackmon, D., Payette S., et al., Towards Sustainable Curation and Preservation: The SEAD Project’s Data Services Approach, IEEE 11th International Conference on e-Science, 2015,

Payette, S., “Hopper and Dijkstra: Crisis, Revolution, and the Future of Programming,”  IEEE Annals of the History of Computing,  vol. 36, no. 4, October-December 2014,

Jackson, S.J., Gillespie, T., Payette, S., “The Policy Knot: Re-integrating Policy, Practice, and Design in CSCW Studies of Social Computing,” Proceedings of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Baltimore, MA, February 2014, nominated for best paper (top 5%),

Fedora Open Source Software for Digital Repositories

Payette, S., and Lagoze, C., “Flexible and Extensible Digital Object and Repository Architecture (FEDORA)”, European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Heraklion, Crete, published in LNCS, Springer, 1998,

Payette, S. and Staples, T., “The Mellon Fedora Project: Digital Library Architecture Meets XML and Web Services,” Sixth European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Rome, Italy, published in LNCS, Springer, September 2003, pre-print at

Staples, T., Wayland, R., and Payette, S., “The Fedora Project: An Open-Source Digital Object Repository System,” D-Lib Magazine, April 2003,

Digital Library Architecture, Digital Preservation and Data Infrastructure

Payette, S., “The State of Technology for Digital Archiving,” whitepaper presented to the Windsor Study Group on Digital Archiving, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2008,

Lagoze, C., Payette, S., Shin, E., and Wilper, C., “Fedora: An Architecture for Complex Objects and their Relationships,” International Journal on Digital Libraries, Special Issue on Complex Objects, Springer, 2005, pre-print at

Payette, S. and Lagoze, C., “Value Added Surrogates for Distributed Content: Establishing a Virtual Control Zone,” D-Lib Magazine, June 2000,

Payette, S. and Lagoze, C., “Policy-Carrying, Policy-Enforcing Digital Objects,” European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Lisbon, Portugal, published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2000,

Payette, S. and Lagoze, C., “Metadata: Principles, Practices, and Challenges, in Moving Theory into Practice,” in Digital Imaging for Libraries and Archives, Research Libraries Group, Spring 2000.

Payette, S., Blanchi, C., Lagoze, C. and Overly, E., “Interoperability for Digital Objects and Repositories: The Cornell/CNRI Experiments,” D-Lib Magazine, May 1999.

Payette, S., “Persistent Identifiers in the Digital Terrain,” RLG DigiNews, Volume 2, Number 2, April 15, 1998,

Lagoze, C. and Payette, S., “An Infrastructure for Open Architecture Digital Libraries,” Cornell Computer Science Technical Reports, TR98-1690, June 1998,

Daniel R., Lagoze, C., and Payette, S., “A Metadata Architecture for Digital Libraries,” Proceedings of the IEEE Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, 1998, Santa Barbara, California, April 1998

Lagoze, C., Fielding, D., and Payette, S., “Making Global Digital Libraries Work: Collection Services, Connectivity Regions, and Collection Views,” ACM Digital Libraries ’98, June 1998

Scholarly Communication

Warner, S., Bekaert, J., Lagoze, C., Liu, X., Payette, S., and Van de Sompel, H. “Pathways: Augmenting Interoperability Across Scholarly Repositories,” International Journal on Digital Libraries, Special Issue on Digital Libraries and eScience 7, 1, 2007, 32-52, pre-print at

Van de Sompel, H., Payette, S., Erickson, J., Lagoze, C., and Warner, S., “Rethinking Scholarly Communication: Building the System that Scholars Deserve,” D-Lib Magazine, Sept. 2004,

Payette, S. and Rieger, O., “Supporting Scholarly Inquiry: Incorporating Users in the Design of the Digital Library,” Journal of Academic Librarianship, March 1998

Payette, S. and Rieger, O., “Z39.50: The User’s Perspective,” D-Lib Magazine, April 1997,

Payette, S., “Moving Towards Optimal: Planning Delivery of Full-Text,” Library Hi Tech, Volume 4, 1996

Selected Early Digital Library Conferences and Tutorials

“Semantic Digital Libraries,” World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2007), Banff, Canada, May 2007

“Semantic Digital Libraries,” European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2007), Innsbruck, Austria, June 2007

“Digital Libraries for the Digital Librarian: Making the Journey from Traditional to Digital Libraries,” DELOS Summer School Faculty, Florence, Italy, May 2007

“Complex Objects, Information Networks, and the Challenges of Digital Preservation,” International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects (iPRES), Ithaca, New York, October 2006

“Introduction to Fedora and Advanced Topics,” Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, June 2006

“The Fedora Repository and Service Framework,” European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries (ECDL), Alicante, Spain, September, 2006

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