I manage the Digital Library Production Service (DLPS), one of the five units comprising Library Information Technology (LIT) at the University of Michigan. DLPS has three major areas of focus: preservation quality digitization, content deployment, and the development of information retrieval systems. When I became manager in 2008, I inherited key areas of responsibility for several ground-breaking digital library projects dating back to 1994 including the Humanities Text Initiative, DLXS, digital conversion done by our Digital Conversion Unit, hosting for over 200 digital collections, and HathiTrust a subset of the HathiTrust web applications which includes full-text search, PageTurner, and Collection Builder. HathiTrust is presently our topmost priority, and I am particularly proud of what DLPS has contributed to this phenomenal project.
I previously handled image database content for DLPS and developed the Image Class component of DLXS, which is a position I held from 1998 to 2009. In this role, I established hosting services for the library and campus, amassing approximately 100 databases and over 350,000 digital images representing prominent collections from the Bentley Historical Library, the Special Collections Library, and the Museum of Art, among others. I also supported several other institutions in their use of Image Class.
I earned a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art (1989), and an MLS from the University of Michigan School of Information and Library Studies (1995). I lead Michigan's technical effort on the Museum Educational Site Licensing Project, a precursor to AMICO and ARTstor, before becoming a librarian and developer for DLPS.
Management of the Digital Library Production Service.