Reid Otsuji

Reid Otsuji

Reid Otsuji serves as Faculty Liaison and Data Curation Specialist Librarian for UC San Diego Library’s Research Data Curation (RDC) Program. Otsuji works with faculty researchers and other data producers in educating them about and providing them with data curation services to support their research. He plays a central role in establishing effective and efficient data curation mechanisms to meet the evolving data curation needs of UC San Diego’s researchers. Otsuji continues to work on a number of digital collection projects, in support of the Library’s Digital Library Development Program. Additionally, as a part of his role in expanding data education, he is a certified Software Carpentry Instructor to teach core scientific foundational computing skills for research.

Starting in 2003, Otsuji worked as a Media Specialist and Departmental System Administrator for the former UC San Diego Arts Library. In that capacity, he worked directly with faculty in the area of collection development and collaborated with Library staff to produce digital objects for digital library collections. Otsuji developed, implemented, integrated, and maintained two digital production studios for still and moving images in support of arts research and teaching, and provided technical training and user support for faculty, staff, and students. He also gave frequent consultations and training for campus users utilizing the online digital image database, ARTstor, and implemented numerous other digital media production projects.

Otsuji received his MLIS degree from San Jose State University and his BA in Visual Arts from UC San Diego.