Thomas Hickerson is co-director of the Political Americana Project.
Hickerson is Associate University Librarian for Information Technologies
and Special Collections in the Cornell University Library. His special collections
responsibilities include oversight of the Library's principal rare book
and manuscript programs, and he directed the Division of Rare and Manuscript
Collections from 1992 through 1998. His information technologies role includes
direction of the Division of Digital Library and Information Technologies,
with general responsibility for library systems operation, digital library
development, and electronic publishing. He was founding director of the
Cornell Institute for Digital Collections (CIDC) and continues to oversee
its activities. Tom is presently Vice President/President Elect of the Society
of American Archivists and was honored for his professional contributions
by being named a Fellow of the Society in 1987. He has also served on the
Executive Committee of the ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section. In 1993,
he was the recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship, Digital
Access to Research Collections on College and University Campuses,
and he has written and spoken extensively on archival and library automation
and digital library development.
Elaine Engst is co-director of the Political Americana Project.
Engst is Director of the Cornell University Library Division of Rare and
Manuscript Collections. She coordinated the Cornell component of the Title
II-C project to create and implement the USMARC AMC format in RLIN, and
for her work on the New York State Historical Documents Inventory, she
was awarded SAA's C.W.F. Coker Prize for outstanding finding aids. She
has participated in the Division's digital projects, coordinating Cornell's
component in the Kodak Library Image Consortium (KLIC), directing the
creation of the Fuertes database, curating the Ezra Cornell exhibition,
and advising on the Utopia and MESL projects.
Michele Hamill is Paper and Photograph Conservator with the Cornell
University Library Department of Preservation and Collection Maintenance.
She obtained her MS in Art Conservation at the University of Delaware/Winterthur
Museum where she also received training in the care, storage and handling
of objects, textiles, paintings, and furniture. Prior to her arrival at
Cornell, Hamill was a Senior Paper Conservator at the Library of Congress
and a Consultant and Senior Paper and Photograph Conservator for the State
Historical Society of Wisconsin. She is a Professional Associate of the
American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
David Louis Jones is Digital Imaging Specialist with the Cornell
University Library Digital Consulting and Production Services. David has
14+ years of experience and knowledge in graphic design, digital imaging/photography
and color management systems. His background also includes work experience
and research in digital photography, digital video production and pre-press
desktop publishing. David also provides design and technical support for
DCAPS' many web based imaging projects and databases. Jones previously
worked at Time Warner Cable's Syracuse Division (Ithaca) and with EMV
Inc. in Cortland, NY. He has Bachelor of Arts degrees in Fine Art/Studio
Painting and Modern Dance from the State University of New York at Potsdam.
Other Project Team Members:
Eleanor Brown, Head of Program and Project Management, Rare and Manuscript Collections
Mike Creedon, Database and Systems Administrator, Cornell Institute
for Digital Collections
Barbara Berger Eden, Associate Director, Department of Preservation and Collection Maintenance
Rhea Garen, Digital Photographer, Digital Consulting and Production Services
Josh Labouve, Web Developer, Rare and Manuscript Collections
Julie Lonnberg, Collections Assistant, Rare and Manuscript Collections
William Marquis, Digital Consulting and Production Services
Susette Newberry, Coordinator of Public Programs, Rare and Manuscript Collections
Katherine Reagan, Curator of Rare Books, Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cheryl Rowland, Collections Assistant, Rare and Manuscript Collections
Peter Schlough, Preservation Assistant II, Department of Preservation and Collection Maintenance
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