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Victoria Pilato


Victoria Pilato

Digital Projects Librarian

Liaison: ArtPhilosophy, and Religious Studies
W-2527 Melville Library | 631.632.9959

How can Victoria help you?

Victoria is the Digital Projects Librarian, and the liaison to the three Departments of Art, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. She can help you with all your research & reference questions, or refer you to other experts.

Victoria leads the upcoming Digital Services Program at Stony Brook University. The program will allow faculty and staff to submit digital project proposals to our digital lab team. Some details of this service include: plan a digital project; use digital assets in your research, classroom, and projects; determine and discuss copyright issues; access and promotion of digital assets. 


  • CopyrightX 12 week online course through HarvardX
  • MSLIS, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, LIU Post
  • BFA, Printmaking, SUNY College at Buffalo


  • Digital Projects Librarian, Stony Brook University, 2016 to date
  • Assistant Digital & Metadata Librarian and Digital Projects Coordinator, Frick Art Reference Library, 2013 - 2016
  • Consultant (provenance research, metadata clean-up, and copyright help), Digital Initiatives Department, LIU Post, 2016

Selected Publications, Presentations & Service


Pilato, V., & Tran, C. Y. (2020). Stony Brook University Author Perspectives on Article Processing Charges. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 8(General Issue:eP2349), 1-19.

De Armond, M., Pilato, V., Cram, G., Pantalony, R. E. (2019). Copyright Assessment in the Trenches: Workflow, Tools, Metadata, and more. Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America, 38(1), 53-69.

Ramonetti, M., & Pilato, V. (2019). Keeping the Equity, Inclusion and Diversity Conversations Going. Urban Library Journal, 25(1).


Presentations (to be updated)

Pilato, V. (March, 2016). Copyright metadata based on DPLA rights statements: developed for the Frick Art Reference Library DAMS. Presented during the "What we talk about when we talk about rights management" session at ARLIS/NA+VRA 3rd Joint Conference 2016, Seattle, WA.

Pilato, V. (January, 2016). Documenting Art Collections in Gilded Age New York: a digital project of the Frick Art Reference Library, highlighted using Google Open Gallery. Presented at METRO Annual Conference 2016, New York, NY.​


Stony Brook University Libraries Working Groups

Digital Humanities

Digital Initiatives

Scholarly Communications, Copyright sub-group

Committee Member

Member, University Senate Committee, Graduate Council, Fall 2022 - present

Member, University Senate Committee, Education Services and Information Technology (SCEDIT), 2021 - present

President, Nassau County Library Association, Academic and Special Libraries Division (NCLA, ASLD), 2020

Member, University Affairs Committee, SBU University Senate, 2017 - 2021

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