Mary Molinaro Executive Director

Mary Molinaro serves as the Executive Director for DPN. Mary previously was a faculty member at the University of Kentucky Libraries and served as director of the Research Data Center in her most recent position there. Her work and research interests include digital preservation, personal digital archiving, and digital library development. She serves as an instructor and is on the Steering Committee for the Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (DPOE) program at the Library of Congress. Mary has great interest in supporting library infrastructure and planning in developing nations. She has done extensive work with libraries in Ecuador and served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Tunisia.

Emily Gore Director of Member Services

Emily Gore is DPN’s Director of Member Services. Her extensive expertise with digital collection collaborations and working among cultural heritage institutions is a direct benefit to each member. Before joining DPN, Emily was the Director for Content at the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), where she provided a strategic vision for content and metadata, coordinated content and collections workflows, and developed and oversaw the DPLA Hubs network. Prior to DPLA, Emily served as Associate Dean for Digital Scholarship and Technology at Florida State University Libraries. She currently serves as a founding steering committee member of, an international collaborative providing standardized rights statements for cultural heritage institutions and is a graduate of the Frye Leadership Institute.

Dave Pcolar Chief Technology Officer

Dave Pcolar is the Chief Technology Officer for DPN. He brings over 25 years of experience working as a systems programmer, analyst, architect, and administrator supporting operational and research environments. Mr. Pcolar's experience and expertise include research, design, and implementation of scalable, distributed, archival storage and virtualized service infrastructures. Previous positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill include: Lead for IT Infrastructure Management Services, Interim Head of the Library & Information Technology Department, Lead for IT Research and Development, Technical Lead for the Carolina Digital Repository, and Acting Director of the Triangle Research Libraries Network.

DPN is governed by a Board of Directors which includes university presidents and chancellors as well as CIO’s, librarians and industry leaders.
Satish Tripathi University at Buffalo, SUNY | President • Digital Preservation Network | Board Chair

An internationally distinguished researcher and transformative higher education leader, Satish K. Tripathi, was appointed the 15th president of the University at Buffalo on April 18, 2011. As UB’s provost and executive vice president for academic affairs from 2004-11, he has led the university in achieving significant growth in research activity, enhanced student quality and diversity, and an expanded international presence. The first international-born president in UB’s history, Tripathi graduated top of his class from Banaras Hindu University in India. In addition to a doctorate in computer science from the University of Toronto, he holds three master's degrees—one in computer science and two in statistics.   Full Biography

Gene Block University of California at Los Angeles | Chancellor

Gene Block has been the UCLA’s Chancellor since 2007. Prior to joining UCLA, he served as Vice President and Provost at the University of Virginia, where he was also the Alumni Council Thomas Jefferson Professor of Biology. During his 29 years there he served as Vice President for Research and Public Service and as Founding Director of the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center in Biological Timing. As chancellor, Mr. Block oversees all aspects of the university’s three-part mission of education, research and service. He serves on the boards of several leading national associations and is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.   Full Biography

Mike Furlough HathiTrust Digital Library | Executive Director

Mike Furlough joined HathiTrust Digital Library as its Executive Director in 2014. Previously he served as the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications at Penn State University Libraries (2006-2014) and in a variety of roles supporting the development of digital scholarship services at the University of Virginia Library (1998-2006). His research has focused on how libraries and universities develop organizational support for emerging scholarly communication practices. From 2011-2013 he served as faculty for the ARL/DLF/Duraspace E-Science Institute and currently serves on The Future of the Print Record working group sponsored by the Modern Language Association and American Historical Association.   Full Biography

Sam Gustman University of Southern California Shoah Foundation | Chief Technology Officer & Associate Dean

Sam Gustman has been Chief Technology Officer for the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation since 1994 and was responsible for overseeing the 2006 move of the foundation's archives from Universal Studios to USC. He has been with USC since 2006. Gustman is also associate dean at the USC Libraries, where he oversees all technology for 23 USC Libraries.   Full Biography

Damon Jaggars The Ohio State University | Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries

Damon E. Jaggars assumed the post of Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries at The Ohio State University on February 1, 2016. He previously worked for libraries at Columbia University, the University of Texas and Iona College. His background includes service planning, collection development and management, facilities planning and design, budgetary management and human resources, as well as building and managing distinctive and unique collections, developing and overseeing information technology infrastructures within research libraries, and in service quality assessment. Jaggars earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of California at Davis, and a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.   Full Biography


Carol Mandel New York University | Dean, Division of Libraries

Carol A. Mandel is Dean of the NYU Division of Libraries, which includes NYU’s libraries in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai; along with Campus Media Services, University Archives, and the NYU Press. Her work has focused on the transformation of infrastructures, services, and partnerships to serve the research library’s core mission in a digital environment. Dean Mandel’s publications and presentations have also explored changing modes of research and teaching, preservation of digital content, new models in scholarly communication, and access to primary resources. Most recently, Dean Mandel has focused on infrastructure and service design to provide seamless services to students and faculty throughout NYU’s global system.   Full Biography

Maurie McInnis The University of Texas at Austin | Executive Vice President and Provost

Maurie McInnis is the executive vice president and provost at The University of Texas at Austin. She is responsible for strategic academic planning across the university’s 18 colleges and schools, which serve more than 51,000 students and support more than 3,000 teaching and research faculty. Provost McInnis also oversees UT Austin’s libraries and museums, archival collections, research centers, and academic support units. McInnis is a renowned scholar in the cultural history of American art in the colonial and antebellum south.   Full Biography

Martin A. Philbert University of Michigan | Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Martin A. Philbert is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan. He is also professor of toxicology in the School of Public Health. Educated in the United Kingdom, he received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Cambridge and his Ph. D. from the London Royal Postgraduate Medical School. Dr. Philbert began his academic career at the Neurotoxicology Laboratories at Rutgers University. He joined the University of Michigan public health faculty in 1995 and held a variety of administrative positions there before being appointed dean in 2010. He served as dean until being appointed provost in 2017.   Full Biography

Brian Schottlaender University of California, San Diego | University Librarian

Brian E. C. Schottlaender is The Audrey Geisel University Librarian at the University of California, San Diego Libraries. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Schottlaender currently serves as a member of the HathiTrust Executive Committee, an elected delegate to OCLCs Global Council, and Co-Secretary of OCLCs Americas Regional Council. He also has served as president of both ALAs Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) and the Association of Research Libraries. He was recently named the Melvil Dewey Medal winner by the American Library Association (ALA) in recognition of his creative leadership of a high order.   Full Biography


Bob Schwarzwalder Stanford University Libraries | Associate University Librarian and Director of Library Technologies

Bob Schwarzwalder is the Associate University Librarian and Director of Library Technologies at Stanford University. He has formerly held managerial and administrative positions in academe and industry. Bob has served on numerous advisory boards for publishers, database producers and internet companies. He has over 100 publications, holds a US patent related to GPS technology and is a co-author of the State of Hawaii's metadata standard. Bob has written and spoken extensively on the areas of digital information systems, knowledge management, and information licensing. He has participated in a variety of national and international projects to create effective digital information systems.  Full Biography

Winston Tabb Johns Hopkins University | Dean of University Librarians and Museums

Winston Tabb became Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and director of the Sheridan Libraries in September 2002. He had been associate librarian at the Library of Congress. Since his arrival at Johns Hopkins, Tabb has accepted additional assignments as dean of the university's museums. As dean of the libraries, Tabb directs the integration of new information technologies throughout the university's libraries and, as head of the University Libraries Council, leads and coordinates Johns Hopkins' entire system of libraries.   Full Biography

John M. Unsworth University of Virginia | Dean of Libraries, University Librarian, and Professor of English

In June of 2016, John Unsworth was appointed Dean of Libraries, University Librarian, and Professor of English at the University of Virginia. From 2012 to 2016, John served as Vice-Provost for Library and Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at Brandeis University, where he was also University Librarian and Professor of English. In August of 2013, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Humanities Council.   Full Biography

Carolyn Walters Indiana University | Dean of University Libraries

Carolyn Walters is the Ruth Lilly Dean of University Libraries at Indiana University, and co-director of the $27 million Media Digitization & Preservation Initiative (MDPI), IU’s ambitious work to protect the university’s rich repositories of audio, video, and film through digital preservation. Marked by collaborative leadership through the momentous transformations in academic libraries, Walters’ tenure at IU Libraries spans three decades. As the founding Executive Director of IU’s Office of Scholarly Publishing in 2012, Walters fully integrated the IU Press into library operations, establishing a sustainable framework to deliver national leadership in the evolving environment of open access scholarship. Walters is an appointed member of the HathiTrust Board of Governors and serves on multiple additional committees and boards, impacting national and regional initiatives.   Full Biography

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