Geoff Willard

Media Production Coordinator

As part of the Stanford Media Preservation Lab team, I coordinate the flow of audio-visual library materials to and from our facility in Redwood City. The majority of our work originates from four clients: University Archives, the Archive of Recorded Sound, Media Microtext, and Special Collections. When an item reaches our lab, I shepherd it through its analog to digital lifecycle with the assistance of our audio and video specialists. That work can involve item triage, photography, metadata, quality control, vendor relations, and accessioning into the Stanford Digital Repository. 

Do you have a question about media reformatting? Let me know!


  • BA, Music and Culture, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MSIS, Information Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Selected Publications 

Geisler, G., Willard, G. & Ovalle, C. (2011). “A crowdsourcing framework for the production and use of film and television data.” New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 17(1), 73-97.

Geisler, G., Willard, G. & Whitworth, E. (2010). Crowdsourcing the indexing of film and television media. In Proceedings of the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T 2010).

More about me 

Raised in Lexington, MA. Cyclist and long time Magic The Gathering player.