Harish Maringanti
  • Associate Dean for IT & Digital Library Services, Marriott Library
  • Librarian, Marriott Library


  • Maringanti, Harish.”Going from disaster to wonder: Managing successful teams.” IFLA, November, 2020. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2020.
  • Maringanti, Harish. “Machine Learning meets Library Archives.” IFLA, Big Data SIG. August, 2020. Presentation, Presented, 08/2020.
  • Maringanti, Harish, Zhu, Bohan and Samarakoon, Dhanushka. “Machine Learning meets Library Archives.” Lyrasis Catalyst Fund Webinar. February, 2020. Other, Presented, 02/2020.
  • Maringanti, Harish.“Data Science projects in Marriott Library.” Utah Center for Data Science Seminar Series, Salt Lake City, January, 2020. Other, Presented, 01/2020.
  • Maringanti, Harish, Lorang, Elizabeth, and Wang, Zheng. “Machine Learning in Research Libraries: A snapshot of Projects, Opportunities, and Challenges.” CNI, Washington D.C, 2019. Presentation, Presented, 12/2019.
  • Nesdill, Daureen, Wang, Xuemao, and Maringanti, Harish. “Electronic Lab Notebooks: Implementation, Evaluation, and Lessons Learned.” CNI, Washington D.C, 2019. Presentation, Presented, 12/2019.
  • Maringanti, Harish. “Sheeko: A computational helper to describe digital images.” Library of Congress + ML Summit, Washington D.C., Sept 20, 2019. Presentation, Presented, 09/2019.
  • Maringanti, Harish, and Samarakoon, Dhanushka. “Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Libraries: Opportunities and Challenges.” Utah Library Association Annual Conference, Sandy, UT, May, 2019. Presentation, Presented, 05/2019.
  • Maringanti, Harish, et al. “Internal knowledge management in libraries: designing successful intranet for seamless communication.” Utah Library Association Annual Conference, Sandy, UT, May, 2019. Presentation, Presented, 05/2019.
  • Maringanti, Harish. “Machine learning based Metadata generation for library archives.” Cross disciplinary IMLS workshop, Washington D.C., May, 2019. Presentation, Presented, 05/2019.
  • Maringanti, Harish, McBride, Brian, Samarakoon, Dhanushka, Neatrour, Anna, and Myntti, Jeremy. “An academic library’s perspective on the vision and roadmap of the future of Digital Libraries.” ICoASL. Delhi, India, February, 2019. Presentation, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Samarakoon, Dhanushka, and Maringanti, Harish. “Machine learning based metadata generation for library archives.” Code4lib. San Jose, CA, February, 2019. Presentation, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Maringanti, Harish, Kraus, Peter, and Ferrill, Thomas J. “Changing role of Libraries on Academic campuses.” ICoASL. Delhi, India, February, 2019. Presentation, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Myntti, J. and Maringanti, H. “Utah Digital Newspapers: The Past, Present, and Future.” Mountain West Digital Library Conference. July 11, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 06/2018.
  • Neatrour, A., McBride, B., Brunsvik, M., Maringanti, H., Myntti, J., and Witkowski, A. "Supercharged Digital Collections: Moving to the fast lane with scalable open source infrastructure." Utah Library Association Conference. May 19, 2017. Sandy, UT. Presentation, Presented, 05/19/2017.
  • Ferguson, C. J., M. H. Mayfield, D. B. Allen, M. J. Haddock, H. Maringanti, J. K. Oleen and G. Zolnerowich. An intra-institutional collaborative to develop a Biodiversity Information System (BiodIS). Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)/Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSCS) joint meeting, San Francisco, CA. Poster, Presented, 05/2011.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Bringing life to historial digitized collections with IIIF. PI: Harish Maringanti. State of Utah, LSTA, 02/19/2019 - 07/31/2019. Total project budget to date: $25,000.00
  • Machine learning meets library archives: Image Analysis to generate descriptive metadata. PI: Harish Maringanti. Lyrasis Catalyst Fund, 08/01/2018 - 06/30/2019. Total project budget to date: $34,700.00
  • Landscape, Land Art, and the American West: A Joint Research and Engagement Initiative of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and the J. Willard Marriott Library. PI: Alberta Comer. Co-PI(s): Gretchen Dietrich. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2021. Total project budget to date: $500,000.00
  • Historical Newspapers in Hydra: Building a platform to restore access to cultural treasures. PI: Harish Maringanti. IMLS, 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019. Total project budget to date: $250,000.00
  • API for Utah Digital Newspapers. PI: Harish Maringanti. Faculty Research & Creative Grant, Office of Vice President for Research, University of Utah, 10/27/2016 - 10/26/2018. Total project budget to date: $4,750.00
  • Data Management and Archival Needs of the Patagonian Right Whale Program Data. PI: Harish Maringanti. Seed Grant Program, VPR, University of Utah, 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017. Total project budget to date: $15,000.00
  • The K-State Digital Prairie Plant and Insect Collection: Elevating Biodiversity and Bioinformatics to the Next Level. PI: Greg Zolnerowich. Co-PI(s): Carolyn Ferguson. Targeted Excellence Grant, Kansas State University, 07/01/2007 - 06/30/2012. Total project budget to date: $800,000.00


  • English, fluent.
  • Hindi, fluent.
  • Telugu, fluent.


  • Neatrour, A., Myntti, J., Brunsvik, M., Witkowski, A., McBride, B. & Maringanti, H. (2017). A Clean Sweep: The Tools and Processes of a Successful Metadata Migration. Journal of Web Librarianship. Vol. 11, 194-208. Published, 11/03/2017. Published, 11/03/2017.
  • Mringanti, H. (2017). A Decision Making Paradigm for Software Development in Libraries. In Developing In-House Digital Tools in Library Spaces (pp. 59-75). IGI Global. Published, 08/2017.
  • Maringanti, H. (2017). A Model to Align Technology with Strategy and Structure in Academic Libraries. The LITA Leadership Guide: The Librarian as Entrepreneur, Leader, and Technologist, 109. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Published, 05/01/2017.
  • Maringanti H. & Irsik M. (2016). Future of computing labs at marriot library. (pp. 83-87). Vol. 06-09-November-2016. Proceedings ACM SIGUCCS User Services Conference. Published, 11/01/2016.
  • Olsen L., Baillargeon T. & Maringanti H. (2012). Developing an open access croplands research database through global collaboration. Journal of Agricultural and Food Information. Vol. 13, 35-44. Published, 11/19/2012.
  • “Kansas State University's Biodiversity Information System: Combining institutional expertise to enhance access to collections information” Mark Mayfield, Carolyn Ferguson, Gregory Zolnerowich, David Allen, Harish Maringanti, Mike Haddock, Jenny Oleen, Proceedings of TDWG, 2008. Published, 05/10/2008.