Ayla Stein is a Metadata Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Main Library. She earned her M.S. in Information at the University of Michigan School of Information, specializing in Library & Information Science, Preservation of Information, and Archives & Records Management. She received her B.A. in East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona, specializing in Japanese Language and Literature.
Her professional and research interests include metadata, digital repositories, linked data, critical studies in LIS and technology, data curation, research data management, digital preservation, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and intellectual property.