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Staff

Gabriel Bach is the Programmer/Analyst for User Interface Design and Development. Previously, Gabriel has been the Director of GSAPPonline (the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University), a Creative Director at MoveOn.org, and a co-founder of a start-up.

Melitte Buchman is currently the Digital Content Manager at NYU’s Division of Libraries, and has been at NYU since 2003. She has been involved with digital imaging since 1999. She’s been involved w/ photography since age 10 and fondly remembers her first Kodak Brownie. In her current capacity she is responsible for digital imaging, color management, and preservation video. She is currently active in NYU’s Afghanistan Digital Library initiative as well as the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library. She is also part of the the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation Department where access and preservation of locally held collections are processed. Prior to working at NYU she worked at The New York Public Library both in their Digital Library Program and Exhibition Department.

Hugh Cayless is a developer with years of experience in XML, Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Javascript, and various other languages. Hugh holds a Master’s Degrees in Information Science and a Ph.D. in Classics. He likes to work on projects at the intersection of ancient studies and digital methods. His interests include digital preservation, text and image linking and annotation, and Digital Humanities.

Esha Datta is a programmer/analyst. She works on areas that include cross-walking various metadata standards and helping build infrastructure that leads to better access of digital resources. Esha graduated with a MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Carol Kassel is the Manager of Digital Library Publication and Access. Prior to NYU, Carol spent 11 years at Columbia University, most recently at Columbia University Information Technology, where she was the Manager of Web and Collaboration Infrastructure.

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.

Alberto Ortiz Flores is a Programmer/Analyst - Interface Designer. He designs and develops web interfaces for digital collections, academically-oriented social networking applications, and other tools. He has a degree in Business Administration, Marketing Management from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.

Ekaterina Pechekhonova has been working in the NYU Digital Library group for almost 5 years. During that time she has participated in establishing the Faculty Digital Repository (FDA), worked on various aspects of the DL Preservation Repository, and assisted in creating and maintaining various digital collections. She mostly writes code in Java but can do Ruby, Perl, and shell scripting if necessary. Her favorite metadata standard is METS; she prefers VI to Emacs, NetBeans to Eclipse and Mac to PC.

Joseph Pawletko is a Software Systems Architect in New York University’s Digital Library Technology Services group. He has worked on various projects at NYU including the Hemispheric Digital Video Library (HIDVL), NYU’s Preservation Repository, the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) "Preserving Digital Public Television" project, and Towards Interoperable Preservation Repositories (TIPR). Mr. Pawletko holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, an MS in Computer Science from New York University, and is inventor or co-inventor on eleven patents.

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Mark Reilly is a user experience designer in Academic Technology Systems and works closely with Digital Library Technology Services. He has worked on a number of DLTS projects and is the designer and one of the developers of MediaCommons. He has an M.Phil in medieval history from Trinity College Dublin and a Ph.D in media and communication from the European Graduate School in Switzerland.

Eric Stedfeld is a Project Manager/Systems Analyst. He has been part of the Digital Library department at NYU Libraries since 1998, the year after the department was formed. Eric holds a masters degree in Computer Science and recently received his CAPM certification from the Project Management Institute. Eric’s primary responsibilities include process and standards development, collection assessment and data modeling.

Nathan Stevens is the current lead software developer/analyst for the Archivist Toolkit. He has numerous years of experience developing software for scientific data analysis, laboratory management systems, and simple web-based literature management platforms. A number of the software solutions he developed, have already been featured or cited in leading scientific journals.

Jennifer Vinopal is New York University’s Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives. She has a variety of roles at NYU including: Project Manager for NYU’s Digital Library Technology Services; Co-Head of the Digital Studio, NYU’s gateway to digital services supporting scholarship and teaching; and subject specialist for French and Italian language and literature. Her background is in humanities scholarship, library collection development, and public service. She is primarily interested in creating person to person services (on-site, remote, virtual, etc.) to encourage and support scholars’ use of technology for research, teaching and learning.