Professional Work

Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative (MDPI)

Researched copyright status of films, songs, and other media including international folk music, documentary films, and educational media for Indiana University’s collection of over 250,000 rare and deteriorating audio-visual materials.


Open Scholarship

Helped create open access policy for university, trained faculty and staff on issues related to open access, and assisted with implementation of policy and other open scholarship initiatives at Indiana University.



Managed the online publishing platform and institutional repository of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries which includes over 20,000 papers including original academic research, e-journals, data, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, and other forms of scholarship.


Penn Online Learning Initiative

Assisted with an effort to impact technology-enhanced education on Penn’s campus and beyond through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and other methods that increase the impact of Penn’s faculty and research around the world.


Text Creation Partnership

Directed a project that creates standardized, accurate XML/SGML encoded electronic text editions of early print books in ProQuest’s Early English Books Online, Gale Cengage’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online, and Readex’s Evans Early American Imprints. This work, and the resulting text files, are jointly funded and owned by more than 150 libraries worldwide. All of the TCP’s work will be released the public domain for anyone to use.


Ohio Memory

Handled digitization for a collaborative digital library of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio, which includes collections from more than 360 cultural heritage institutions from all of Ohio’s 88 counties.



Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Digitized eighteenth century manuscripts from the Special Collections Department of the John D. Rockefeller Library and original reports on the restoration of Williamsburg from the Department of Historical Research at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.