Santi Thompson is the Head of Digital Research Services and the Eva Digital Research Endowed Library Professor at the University of Houston (UH) Libraries. In this role, he develops policies and workflows for the digital components of scholarly communications, including digital research support and digital repositories. Santi publishes on the assessment of digital repository metadata, software, and content reuse. In 2018-2019 he served as an inaugural DLF Futures Fellow. Santi currently serves as the principal investigator for the IMLS-funded “Digital Content Reuse Assessment Framework Toolkit (D-CRAFT)” grant project and the co-principal investigator for the IMLS-funded “Bridge2Hyku Toolkit: Developing Migration Strategies for Hyku.” He previously served as the principal investigator for the IMLS-funded "Developing a Framework for Measuring Reuse of Digital Objects."
Prior to his position at UH, Santi was the Project Manager of the South Carolina Digital Newspaper Program at the University of South Carolina Libraries. He earned a M.A. in Public History and M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina.