NIUDL Team

The Northern Illinois University Digital Library (NIUDL) is created and maintained by staff in the Technical Services Department and the Digital Collections and Scholarship Unit at Founders Memorial Library. Team members provide metadata and website development, digital preservation, and imaging services.

Matthew Short, Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian, is the web developer, system administrator, and metadata and digital asset manager for NIUDL.

Christian Lash, Metadata Assistant, works with the Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian to create and manage non-MARC metadata and prepares files for publishing to NIUDL.

Jaime Schumacher, Senior Director of Scholarly Communications, serves as the Project Director for the Digital POWRR project.

Brian Conant, Digital Scanning Coordinator, manages the Internal Scanning Unit.

Digital Collections Steering Committee

The Digital Collections Steering committee is charged with strategic planning and promotion for NIUDL. Current members include:

Jana Brubaker, Associate Dean, Collections, Technical Services, and Digital Scholarship (ex officio)

Matthew Short, Digital Collections & Metadata Librarian (co-chair)

Jaime Schumacher, Senior Director, Scholarly Communications (co-chair)

Sarah Cain, Curator, Rare Books and Special Collections

Cindy Ditzler, University Archivst and Director, Regional History Center and University Archives 

Hao Phan, Curator, South East Asia Collection

Drew VandeCreek, Director, Digital Humanities Projects

Sarah Holmes, Music Cataloging Librarian

Sata Prescott, Project Director, Johannsen Project

Past Team Members

NIU has been involved in digitization projects for nearly two decades. Previous team members include:

Stacey Erdman, Digital Collections Curator

Tara Dirst, Technical Coordinator

Anitha Paruchuri, Web Developer

Nathan Books, System Administrator

Charles Larry, Graphic Designer

Maria Dimanschtein, Graphic Designer

Matt Dotson, Recording Engingeer