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.
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