Michigan State University

Digital Information & Systems Division

Shawn Nicholson, Associate Director

Major Unit and Center Heads

  • Pete Cookingham – Turfgrass Information Center
  • Scout Calvert – Data Services
  • John Shaw – G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
  • Shawn Nicholson – Gerald M Kline Digital and Multimedia Center
  • Lucas Mak -- Metadata Strategies & Technologies
  • Shawn Nicholson -- Systems
  • Kelly Sattler – Web Services

About Us:

The Digital Information & Systems Division serves as the administrative home to seven units and centers: The Gerald M. Kline Digital and Multimedia Center maintains a robust digitization and repository service program and is the lead center responsible for stewarding the Libraries digital assets through policy and tool development; the the G. Robert Vincent Voice Library provides in-house and online collections of multimedia and spoken word recordings; Web Services provides support in the design and function of the Library web presence; Data Services assists faculty, staff and students identify and access numeric data sets and provides data management guidance; Systems supports the infrastructure of the Library's operation through maintenance and supervision of all computer systems; Metadata Strategies & Technologies implements policy and procedure for describing digital assets and explores automated means for production; 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.