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Victoria Pilato


Victoria Pilato

Digital Projects Librarian

Expertise: Digital Projects & Copyright
W-2527 Melville Library | 631.632.9959

How can Victoria help you?

Victoria is the Digital Projects Librarian. She can help you with digital project management, including Intellectual property and ethical considerations when building projects and other research areas. Victoria can offer you guidance on U.S. copyright law when using copyrighted work or allowing others to use yours.


  • Digital Curation, 6-week online course - PreserveThis
  • CopyrightX 12-week online course - 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
    • Project Manager, SBU Libraries Strategic Plan, 2023
  • 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).



Pilato, V. (2020, November). Managing the Mirroring Hope Collection. Presented virtually at the Humanities Institute Virtual Brown Bag: Irrigation Technology and Women's Empowerment in India. A look at the Process from the Ground Up (Panelist),Stony Brook University.

Pilato, V. (2020, March). SBU Author Perspectives on Article Processing Charges or APCs (Panelist). Presented at the Stony Brook University Libraries Open Access Symposium, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

Pilato, V. (2019, June). Special Collections and Community-Driven Digital Projects: Are they built the same? Presented at the American Library Association Annual 2019, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Digital Special Collections Discussion Group, Washington, DC.

Chase, D., Pilato, V. (2018, October). Ethics Praxis in Open Access. Presented at the University Libraries Colloquium Series. Stony Brook University, NY.

Ramonetti, M., Pilato, V. (2018, May). Keeping the Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Conversations Going. Presented at Library Association of the City University of New York Institute 2018, Librarianship in Challenging Times: Advocating for Intellectual Freedom, Democracy, and Equity, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY.

Pun, R., Pilato, V. (2018, May). Digital Humanities and Projects in Asian American Studies. Presented virtually from our home institutions as a free and open HASTAC Scholars Webinar.

Pilato, V. (2018, April). How Do We Get There? The Future of Open Access. Presented at San Diego Digital Initiatives Symposium 2018, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Pilato, V. (2017, June). Building Multidisciplinary Digital Collections at Stony Brook University. Presented at the State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference 2017, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.

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

Scholarly Communications, Copyright sub-group

Oral Histories (ad-hoc)


Committee Member

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

Member, University Senate Committee, Graduate Council, Fall 2022 - Spring 2023

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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