Division of Library Information Technologies
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The Division of Library Information Technologies manages CULs technology infrastructure, which is composed of servers, databases, applications, and associated IT policies. The unit staff provides technical support for creation, management, and archiving of digital repositories, publications, and websites and collaborates with the CUL units in ensuring stewardship of our digital content and services. The unit manages CUL's information discovery services including the library catalog, ERM, WebFeat, OpenURL link resolver, and remote proxy authentication. A growing program area is collaboration with faculty through the creation of digital content and services to enhance learning, teaching, and research. The Division also provides desktop services for endowed libraries to provide and maintain computing environments for library patrons and staff. CUL IT includes the following program areas:
- Systems & Discovery Services (including LMS)
- Web Development, DAM, & Preservation
- Repositories & e-Publishing
- LSDI & Digitization Services
- Desktop Services
- R&D such as Cyberinfrastructure
Managed by Marty Kurth, this unit oversees the Library's servers; server-based information systems such as Voyager, Luna Insight, and eCommons; data storage and backup; digitization and reformatting; desktop services; and administrative computing. Marty has worked in university libraries since 1988 and has served at CUL since 1999. His CUL positions have included Head of Cataloging and Head of Metadata Services in Library Technical Services and Head of Digital Library and Discovery Services in DLIT. He has contributed to the library and information science literature over the years on topics including transaction log analysis, information browsing, controlled vocabularies, and metadata management.
Simeon Warner leads this unit, which focuses on digital repositories, scholarly communication technologies, web development and enduring access (digital preservation). Simeon came to Cornell in 2001 and has managed arXiv within DLIT since 2006. His research expertise includes web information systems, repository interoperability, and open-access scholarly publishing. He is one of the architects of the Open Archives Initiative OAI-PMH and OAI-ORE specifications and has been an active contributor both in the national and international initiatives that explore new scholarly communication models.
Administration and Project Management
This group focuses on project management, organizational development, and financial administration. Current project portfolio includes Historically Black College and University (HBCU) digitization initiative, a grant project funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additionally this group works closely with DCAPS - developing workflow, managing accounts and overall project coordination when creating and building digital content and services.