Priscilla Caplan is Assistant Director for Digital Library Services at the Florida Center for Library Automation in Gainesville, FL. She was previously Assistant Director for Library Systems at the University of Chicago Library, and Head of the Systems Development Division of the Office for Information Systems in the Harvard University Library. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is deeply interested in metadata and standards issues related to digital libraries, and has at various times been chair of the MARBI committee of the U.S. MARC Advisory Group, chair of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Standards Development Committee, and a member of the Dublin Core Advisory Committee.