We are solution engineers, consulting partners, and explorers in the ever-evolving digital preservation and repository services and community landscape. We develop solutions for digital workflows, preservation, and discovery of collections and research data.

Our goal is to steward the systems and data that preserve the scholarly output of the University, while providing discovery and access services around that output. We partner with stakeholders to determine what goes into these systems, and share our efforts with external communities.

CurateND is our most known service, but we are also responsible for:

  • Integrating with the University's preservation strategy
  • External discovery end-points (e.g SHARE, OSF, Ezid, and Haithi Trust)
  • Scholarly workflows of campus and library partners (e.g. ETD submissions, ULRA submissions, ND Research)
  • Metadata processing
  • Maintaining boutique repository systems

Context: We often partner with Metadata Cataloging (RAD), Digital Services (aka Digital Production), Specialized Collection Services, Web & Software Engineering (WSE), and Enterprise Systems (ESU)


(574) 631-8569


Manager, Digital Library Technology Unit
(574) 631-8569 | jfriesen@nd.edu | 271 Hesburgh Library

Jeremy is responsible for management aspect of the Digital Library Technology Unit.


Lead Software Engineer
+1 574 631 8559 | Steve.Mattison@nd.edu | 271 Hesburgh Library

Sr. Software Engineer
(574) 631-1684 | jmille79@nd.edu | 271 Hesburgh Library

Sr Programmer
574-631-3171 | Larita.K.Robinson.161@nd.edu | 271 Hesburgh Library

LaRita is part of the Digital Library Technologies Unit focused on digital repository services including our Institutional Repository, CurateND, providing content management, access controls, discovery, security, and digital preservation of campus research data and unique library collections.

Duties include:
- Develop front end applications to enable searching across research data and library collections;
- Orchestrating user and automated workflows
- Develop systems to automate image and other format transmissions
- Develop Data collection Tools
- Develop applications and systems to manage metadata


Digital Library Data Curation
(574) 631-9269 | msuhovec@nd.edu | suhovecky@nd.edu | 271 Hesburgh Library

As the Digital Library Data Curation Developer within the Digital Library Technologies Unit, Mark designs and develops digital library frameworks and applications with an emphasis on data curation. Mark works with librarians, campus partners, and researchers to embed research data curation tools and workflows into active research projects for archiving and sharing data in our institutional repository CurateND (http://curate.nd.edu), or other relevant community repositories.

Duties include:

  • Design and develop digital library applications supporting digital library and data curation services
  • Provide technical leadership in data architecture and design for digital library data projects
  • With campus partners, develop services and web clients to manage, archive, and share research data
  • Create APIs and processes to integrate other campus systems with CurateND from groups like Engineering Science and Computing, Center for Research Computing, and Digital Production.
  • Work with librarians and campus partners through our Navari Family Center for Digital Scholarship to develop data models and tools to tag and describe data and collections with domain specific ontologies