New DSpace Committers
Submitted by on Fri, 2009-09-25 13:10
Ithaca, NY, Boston, MA The DSpace committers group has announced two new additions to the group: Jeffrey Trimble and Larry Stone. Please join us in welcoming them!
Jeffrey Trimble is currently the Systems Librarian at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. His responsibilities range from tracing network cabling under the carpet to Unix administration on their various AIX/LINUX servers. He oversees the coordination of the local Integrated Library System (ILS) with the statewide OhioLINK system. Additionally, he has the primary responsibility for the three DSpace instances at the university, including RSpace, the repurposed DSpace software acting as an eReserve service for the library.
In the DSpace community, Jeffrey has been instrumental in improving the DSpace documentation for release 1.6 as the “Documentation Gardener.” In an effort to weed and feed the documentation, he has tested various components and suggests changes and specifications when the components doesn’t work as expected.
Larry began contributing to DSpace in 2005, through work on several grant-sponsored research projects in the MIT Libraries’ Technology R&D group. Since May 2009 he has been working for Harvard University Library as the primary architect and developer of its open-access institutional repository, DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard - http://dash.harvard.edu/). Much of his work with DSpace has been in the area of interoperability and external interfaces. He has wide and varied interests in software development, including a previous brush with digital libraries through a couple of Dienst implementations and the old NCSTRL (Networked Computer Science Technical Report Library) project.