Kathryn Frederick

16 Feb

I enjoy finding ways to reuse and repurpose existing technologies to meet changing needs. Working with and building upon what you already have available takes creativity and flexibility and, while not always successful, it is always challenging and fun. Innovators who I admire are people who built on great ideas to create something new. They also recognize that the products of innovation should be shared openly because this encourages further innovation. Tim Berners Lee and Linus Torvalds are both great innovators who embody that spirit of openness.

As Systems Librarian at Skidmore College, I’ve found myself involved in a number of exciting projects. I expect that the Innovation Studio will differ from other projects I’ve been involved with in two important ways: the collaboration that will take place with colleagues across multiple institutions; and the ability to participate in a project from inception to completion.

I’m thrilled to be part of NITLE’s Innovation Studio and look forward to working with all of you!

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One Response to “Kathryn Frederick”

  1. Lisa Spiro February 16, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

    Great to have you in the Studio, Kathryn. I agree that much innovation builds on something else, and that openness fosters further innovation.

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