Maria Esteva

Research Associate and Data Archivist
Data Intensive Computing

Phone: 512-232-8478 | Email:

Maria earned her Ph.D. in Information Science from The University of Texas at Austin. Her research focus is digital archives and digital preservation. She now works for the Texas Advanced Computing Center as a Research Associate/Data Archivist in the Visualization and Data Analysis group. Her role involves developing scientific data collections, implementing digital archiving and preservation strategies for scientific data-sets, and the use of information visualization as a tool for archival processing.

Prior to joining TACC, Maria was an assistant instructor in the UT Austin School of Information. She also worked as a graduate research assistant in the UT Austin Digital Library Services Division where she worked in a variety of areas including text encoding, metadata, institutional repository implementation, and image collections.

Selected Publications

Maria Esteva (2007). Preservation of a Natural Electronic Archive. Proceedings of the Imaging Science and Technology Archiving 2007 Conference. Arlington, Virginia, May 21 - 24, (pp. 67-70).

Maria Esteva (2007) Text and Bitstreams: Appraisal and Preservation of a Natural Electronic Archive. In Richard Pearce-Moses and Susan Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Colloquium New Skills for the Digital Era. Washington D.C, 31 May – 2 June 2006. Available as an ePublication at the Society of American Archivists website:

Maria Esteva, Anne Marie Donovan, Patricia Galloway, Addy Sonder & Sue Trombley (2004). Archival Appraisal, Websites and DSpace. Proceedings of the Imaging Science and Technology Archiving 2004 Conference. April 20 - 23, 2004, (pp. 66-70).