ANNOUNCEMENT: Tim Donohue to Join the DuraSpace Team

Wed, 2009-08-26 09:58 -- Anonymous (not verified)

Ithaca NY, Boston, MA DuraSpace is pleased to announce that Tim Donohue will be joining the DuraSpace organization as technical lead and developer for the DSpace Project in mid-November. He was most recently the Technology Lead for IDEALS (http://ideals.illinois.edu), the digital repository for scholarship and research at the University of Illinois.  Along with colleagues from University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Illinois, Tim is also one of the lead developers for BibApp (http://www.bibapp.org/), an open source campus research gateway and expert finder.
At the Open Repositories Conference in 2009 and 2007 respectively, Tim won awards for the creation of the “Mention-It” javascript library (http://mention-it.googlecode.com/) and the DSpace OpenOffice.org Format Converter.
Tim has been an active Code Committer for DSpace (www.dspace.org) since 2006.  One of his initial code contributions included the DSpace configurable submission system.  Along with colleagues Dorothea Salo and Scott Phillips, he also helped create the first DSpace “How-To Guide”, and taught several “Making DSpace Your Own” customization tutorials.
Tim received his Masters in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois in 2005.  Prior to that, he worked for a small Chicago-based consulting firm, helping Fortune 500 companies better manage their digital documents.