David Arjanik, Programmer/Analyst, joined DLTS in September 2015. Previously, he was in NYU's Global Learning and Innovation group, where he provided development and technical support for course-related educational applications and websites. Prior to joining NYU, David served in a variety of capacities at Columbia, including several stints with Columbia Libraries. David is also a world traveler and has volunteered in refugee camps across the globe. David works on all aspects of DLTS's infrastructure, from preservation repository to publication environments.
Melitte Buchman, Digital Content Manager, has been at NYU since 2003. Reporting dually to DLTS and to the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department, she is responsible for digital imaging, color management, and preservation of video as well as quality assurance and technical metadata for both video and imaging. Melitte has a master’s degree in photography from NYU/Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. She teaches video preservation, digital imaging, and color management at NYU and other schools. She also teaches wet-plate collodion and salt-printing, two archaic photographic processes. Melitte is a member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), member and co-chair of the Magnetic Tape Crisis Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP), board member of the Center for Alternative Photography (CAP), member of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), and on the standards working group of National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA).
Esha Datta is a software developer who has worked on projects covering all areas of DLTS's infrastructure. Her work has included cross-walking various metadata standards, building our publishing infrastructure, and developing tools and processes for audio and video publication. Esha graduated with a MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Laura Henze, Interface Designer, works on all aspects of site design and front-end development. Laura holds an MPS from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications program and she has held a variety of positions in U/X design and development, from commercial institutions to nonprofits. Prior to joining NYU in late 2013, Laura held positions at CUNY and at Columbia's Center for Digital Research and Scholarship and taught courses at The College of Westchester.
Flannon Jackson joined DLTS in the summer of 2014 as DevOps Engineer. He is responsible for looking at our systems holistically, from our servers to our storage to our digitization environments. He also supports the Digital Scholarship Services unit with their initiatives. Prior to joining NYU, Flannon was the owner/operator of a computer services company servicing the fashion and advertising industry. Flannon's experience also includes several years in systems administration at the University of Denver. He holds an MFA in Visual Arts.
Carol Kassel, Senior Manager of Digital Library Infrastructure, has been working on publishing, technology, and digital libraries for over 20 years. She has been at NYU since 2012, leading a team of developers and project managers in building infrastructure and workflows to support the preservation and publication of scholarly digital materials. Prior to NYU, Carol spent 11 years at Columbia University, working on digital libraries and collaboration systems.
Monica McCormick is Program Officer for Digital Scholarly Publishing, working jointly with NYU Press and DLTS to support and develop digital publishing services. She leads the Faculty Digital Archive service team and is Co-Head of the Digital Scholarship Services unit. Monica worked for 12 years as an acquiring editor at the University of California Press before moving into her hybrid library-publishing role. She received her MSLS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006.
Don Mennerich joined DLTS in January 2014 as a Digital Archivist, working primarily with forensic tools and their relationship to managing born-digital archives. Prior to working at NYU, he held positions at The New York Public Library, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and Yale University Library. Don holds an MS in Information Systems from Pace University and an MLS from Simmons College. Don is a member of both DLTS and the Archival Collections Management unit.
David Millman, Director of Digital Library Technology Services, has been at NYU since 2008. He previously held several roles at Columbia University, most recently as Senior Director of Research, Teaching and Learning Technologies in the central IT unit. He was Managing Director of Technology for Columbia's distance learning initiative, Digital Knowledge Ventures, and was the technology director for EPIC, the Electronic Publishing Initiative at Columbia. Millman has developed and managed Internet-based services since the 1980's, including reference book databases, art museum collections and scholarly publications.
Ekaterina Pechekhonova , software developer, has participated in establishing the Faculty Digital Repository (FDA), worked on various aspects of the preservation repository, and assisted in creating and maintaining various digital collections including Afghanistan Digital Library. She has also been involved in the setup and ongoing development of our audio/video streaming environment. Her favorite metadata standard is METS; she prefers VI to Emacs, NetBeans to Eclipse and Mac to PC.
Joseph Pawletko, Senior Programmer/Analyst, works on digital infrastructure, content processing, and preservation. Joseph holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MS in Computer Science from NYU.
Alexandra Provo joined DLTS in September 2016 as the Digital Production Editor on the Mellon-funded Enhanced Networked Books project. Her responsibilities include the creation of semantic tags in a large set of digital scholarly books; the publication of those books on a Web platform that enables interaction with digital resources and various methods of reader interactivity; and testing of these projects with partner presses. Prior to working at NYU, Alex was the Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship at Yale University Library, and also served as project manager for several linked data projects: at Harvard's Villa I Tatti (on Florentine Drawings: A Linked Catalogue for the Semantic Web) and at the Pratt Institute (on the Linked Jazz project).
Rasan Rasch is a Programmer/Analyst whose work for DLTS has touched every aspect of our infrastructure. He has built DLTS's transcoding infrastructure for audio and video, worked on preservation of digital content, and spearheaded the publication of digital content from images to books to audio and video.
Michael Stasiak, Digital Imaging Specialist, joined DLTS in 2013. With his special knowledge of digital photography and digital preservation practices, Michael oversees the creative and organizational components of the Arabic Collections Online project. Michael attended NYU as an undergraduate, earning a bachelor's degree in English and Journalism. Before joining DLTS, he wrote and edited stories for the now-defunct PRINT Magazine, and spent two years on the road as touring musician in several rock 'n' roll bands.
Eric Stedfeld is a Project Manager/Systems Analyst, and has been engaged in Digital Library work for over twenty years. Eric holds a master's degree in Computer Science from NYU, as well as the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute. Eric’s primary responsibilities include process and standards development and methodologies, managing archival collection projects, and collection assessment and analytics.
Claudia Suleiman joined NYU in 2012 as Project Manager in charge of the Arabic Collections Online project. She brings over 20 years of experience in project management, information technology, and finance. Most recently, Claudia worked at AT&T, where she managed software development projects that included consolidated billing, marketing data analysis, and calling card provisioning. She is fluent in English, French, and Arabic.
Sally Vermaaten joined DLTS in the fall of 2014 as Project Manager, Archival Systems. She is responsible for managing the migration to ArchivesSpace, the redesign of the Finding Aids portal, and the implementation of Aeon (circulation and workflow automation software for special collections). Sally is a member of DLTS as well as the Archival Collections Management unit. Prior to joining NYU, Sally worked for Statistics New Zealand for several years in a variety of capacities. Sally's experience also includes stints at OCLC, University of Michigan Special Collections Library, and Harvard Law School Library Special Collections, as well as memberships on the PREMIS Editorial Committee and the Digital Preservation Practical Implementers' Guild.