A member of the The Long Now Foundation board of directors.
Michael A. Keller is the Stanford University Librarian, Director of Academic Information Resources, and Publisher of the Stanford University Press and HighWire Press . Keller was educated at Hamilton College (B.A., Biology, Music, 1967), SUNY Buffalo (M.A., Musicology, 1970), SUNY/Geneseo (M.L.S., 1971), and SUNY Buffalo (a.b.d. Ph.D., Musicology). From 1973 to 1981, he served as Music Librarian and Sr. Lecturer in Musicology at Cornell University and then in a similar capacity at UC Berkeley. Yale called him to the post of Associate University Librarian and Director of Collection Development in 1986. In 1993, he joined the Stanford staff as the Ida M. Green Director of Libraries.
For many years, Keller has been actively involved in the great issues of scholarly publishing and communication, most notably through his founding the HighWire Press as a division of the Stanford Libraries . Since early 1995, the HighWire Press has engaged in co-publishing high impact, not-for-profit, scholarly journals, among them The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Science Magazine, the New England Journal of Medicine, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Keller has written and spoken on a wide range of topics in librarianship, musicology, information topography, and aspects of national and global information policy at such venues as the World Economic Forum, The Science & Technology in Society Forum, The National Academy of Sciences, The Bibliotheque Alexandrina, Oxford University, and London Online, among others. He consults widely on these same topics and others including facilities, management and organization of information services, e-publishing, and forecasting trends in higher education and scholarly communications.