Cathy Marshall

Adjunct Professor
Center for the Study of Digital Libraries
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University


You can also find me at:


Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley was thrown under the bus.
Guess which bus...

publications by topic | by year
best paper awards
slides from selected recent talks

Google Scholar

blog | twitter
powerpoint essays
Herring Vigilante     
LA Stories     
Graffiti War     


blog (2006-now)

read a blog post about     
polyamory     
roommates     
appliances, major     
appliances, minor     
an evening with Ben Katchor & Jacob Kornbluth     

Silicon Valley (1996-1998)
Texas (1994-1996)
Eastgate's Forward Anywhere (pre-1995)

commentary (published in TEKKA)

Look for a book about Joan Vollmer Adams Burroughs, available soon!

selected recent slides (additional recent talks)
an argument for archiving Facebook | why people do vanity searches
methods for crowdsourcing studies
Xerox PARC's Artist-in-Residence Program
personal archiving keynote (TPDL 2012) | bi-level sync for collaboration
annotation (iAnnotate 2013)

two older talks: code4lib keynote (2010) | FAST'08 keynote

selected recent papers (and the rest of them)
an infuriating argument for archiving Facebook
using hypotheticals to elicit social norms from the crowd
unified web archives | Is Facebook content valuable?
ownership and reuse of: games, photos, video, reviews
syncing and sharing | sharing and syncing | bi-level syncing
rethinking personal digital archiving: part 1 and part 2
no bull, no spin (tagging study)

Why not read my book? It's shorter than Proust and uses fewer adverbs than Dan Brown.
Reading and Writing the Electronic Book

Did something you're looking for disappear? Most of the stuff from MSR web page is here.
Check my pubs page or selected talks.

Photo courtesy of Luis Francisco-Revilla

After one look at this planet, any visitor from outer space would say
I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER" -- William S. Burroughs


this page was last updated 11 December 2014 -- ccm