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Digital Initiatives Division

Shawn Nicholson, Associate Dean

Major Unit and Center Heads

  • Digital Development & Strategies – Devin Higgins
  • Digital Imaging Services – Madeleine Ferguson
  • Gerald M Kline Digital and Multimedia Center – Mike Laney
  • G. Robert Vincent Voice Library – Mike Laney
  • Grant Administration & Facilitation – Shawn Nicholson
  • Metadata Strategies & Technologies – Lucas Mak
  • Systems – Joan Lindsay
  • Turfgrass Information Center – Elisabeth Mabie

About Us:

The Digital Initiatives Division serves as the administrative home to eight units and centers: The Gerald M. Kline Digital and Multimedia Center maintains collections and services for computer and console games as well as other A/V technology labs; the G. Robert Vincent Voice Library provides robust audio digitization and in-house and online collections of spoken word recordings; Digital Imaging Services; maintains a robust text and image digitization program; Systems supports the infrastructure of the Library's operation through maintenance and supervision of all computer systems; Grants Administration enables grant seeking and coordination; Metadata Strategies & Technologies implements policy and procedure for describing digital assets and explores automated means for production; Digital Development & Strategies designs, develops and tests software while ensuring security; and the Turfgrass Information Center maintains the most comprehensive publicly available collection of turfgrass educational materials in the world and makes it available through the Turfgrass Information File. A growing program area for the Division is collaboration with faculty through the creation and curation of digital content and services to enhance learning, teaching, and research.