Daniel Greenstein has played a number of roles in US and UK higher education. He is best known for his work with academic information services that support university-level research, teaching, and learning. In 2012 he was appointed director of Postsecondary Success Strategy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Before joining the Gates Foundation, he was Vice Provost for Academic Planning, Programs, and Coordination at the University of California's Office of the President, where he was responsible for a range of information, publishing, and broadcast services (the California Digital Library, the University of California Press, and UCTV), off-campus instructional programs (e.g. Education Abroad) as well as academic planning and accountability. With Christopher Edley, he led an initiative to evaluate the effectiveness of online instruction in UC’s undergraduate curriculum and, more generally, as a strategy for expanding access to high-quality university education.
Greenstein has served as Director of the California Digital Library (2002-7), of the Digital Library Federation (1999-2002) and was founding director of the Arts and Humanities Data Service and co-director of the Resource Discovery Network, both in the UK. He holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford (DPhil), where he was a member of Corpus Christi College, and Pennsylvania (MA, BA) and began his career as a member of the history faculty at the University of Glasgow.
Selected Published works
- __________. (2010). "Strategies for Sustaining the University Library." 'portal: Libraries and the Academy. 10:2.
- __________. (2004). "Not So Quiet on a Western Front." Nature. Web Focus: Access to the Literature.
- Greenstein, Daniel and Suzanne E. Thorin. (2002). The Digital Library: A Biography. Washington, D.C.: Digital Library Federation, Council on Library and Information Resources.
- __________. (2000). "Digital Libraries and Their Challenges." Library Trends. 49:2.
- __________ and N. Beagrie. (1998) A Strategic Framework for Creating and Preserving Digital Collections. London: The British Library.
- __________. (1994). A Historian's Guide to Computing. Oxford Guides to Computing for the Humanities. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- __________. (1994). "The Junior Members, 1900-1990: A Profile." In The History of the University of Oxford. Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century. Brian Harrison, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- __________. (1991). Modelling Historical Data: Towards a Standard for Encoding and Exchanging Machine-Readable Texts. (Halbgraue Reihe zur historischen Fachinformatik / A 11) St. Katharinen: Scripta Mercaturae ISBN 3-928134-45-0.
- Keller, Josh, and Mark Parry. "U of California Considers Online Classes, or Even Degrees." Chronicle of Higher Education. October 23, 2010.
- "The Library as Search Engine." Chronicle of Higher Education. January 5, 2007.
- Burdman, Pamela. "A Quiet Revolt Puts Costly Journals on Web", New York Times, June 26, 2004.
- Hafner, Katie. "Old Search Engine, the Library, Tries to Fit Into a Google World", New York Times, June 21, 2004.
- __________. "In Challenge to Google, Yahoo Will Scan Books" New York Times. October 3, 2005.
- Markoff, John and Edward Wyatt. "Google Is Adding Major Libraries to Its Database" New York Times. December 14, 2004.
- Riding, Alan. "France Detects a Cultural Threat in Google" New York Times. April 11, 2005.
- Terdiman, Daniel. "A Tool for Scholars Who Like to Dig Deep" New York Times. November 25, 2004.