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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.

Carol Kassel, Manager of Digital Publication and Access, 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.

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.

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.

Alberto Ortiz Flores is an interface developer who builds web interfaces for digital collections, academically-oriented social networking applications, and other tools. He brings expertise in Javascript, YUI3, and Drupal to help build environments that are scalable and sustainable. He has a degree in Business Administration, Marketing Management from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.

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 has worked on the following DLTS projects: the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL), National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program: Preserving Digital Public Television (NDIIPP-PDPTV), Towards Interoperable Preservation Repositories (TIPR), and ArchivesSpace. Joseph holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an MS in Computer Science from NYU.

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 fifteen 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.

Nathan Stevens is the data migration specialist for ArchivesSpace, developing tools to allow universities to migrate from their current system to this new application. Prior to his work on ArchivesSpace, Nathan was the lead software developer at NYU for the Archivist's 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 been featured or cited in leading scientific journals.

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.

Jennifer Vinopal is NYU's Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives. She has a variety of roles at NYU, including Project Manager for DLTS; 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. Since early 2014, she is also the Co-Head of the Digital Scholarship Services unit. 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.