Additional information about SEI 2017 Instructors will be posted as it becomes available.

SEI 2017 Instructors

Greta Bahnemann

Greta Bahnemann

Greta Bahnemann, Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library, University of Minnesota
Classes: Metadata for Cultural Heritage Materials; Let’s Get Practical: Metadata Open Session

Greta Bahnemann is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library, a position she has held since 2010. At the Minnesota Digital Library, Greta is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary project, Minnesota Reflections, a cultural heritage collection of more than 280,000 items. She has also spearheaded a number of innovative projects the Minnesota Digital Library, including the creation of the MDL Primary Source Sets project and the implementation of new Geospatial metadata standards. Greta holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and a MLIS from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Laura Fu

Laura Fu, Project Manager, Park Library, UNC Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism
Classes: Introduction to Digital Asset Management; SEI Un-conference

Laura Fu is the Equipment Analyst and Project Manager at the Park Library at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism, where she’s heading up the selection, implementation and launch of a new online reservation system for journalism students’ equipment. She also consults with Allied Vaughn as their Social Media Program Manager, where she’s helping to recruit librarians for various DAM projects nationwide. She earned her BA in video production from Hofstra University and her MLS from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She has worked in media libraries since 2002, initially focusing on television news and video collections. In 2011 she joined the DAM team at Sears Holdings Corporation, helping to maintain digital content using corporate taxonomies and automated data enrichment workflows. At Brandobility, a DAM service provider, Laura managed DAM design, implementation and customer success.

Lisa Gregory

Lisa Gregory

Lisa Gregory, Program Coordinator, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center
Class: Digitization Basics

Lisa Gregory is the Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (, which partners with over 200 cultural heritage institutions throughout North Carolina to digitize and share their special collections online. Gregory helps set priorities and direction so that the Center remains responsive to partner and user needs while meeting the evolving demands of digital initiatives. Prior to the Digital Heritage Center, Gregory worked for the State Library of North Carolina’s Digital Information Management Program, gaining experience in digitization project management and digital preservation outreach and education. She has an M.A. in English Literature from the University of New Mexico, and an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Digital Curation Fellow.

David Riecks

David Riecks

David Riecks, Owner,, and independent metadata consultant
Classes: Embedded Metadata; Let’s Get Practical: Metadata Open Session

David Riecks founded as a resource for building controlled vocabulary lists, thesauri, and keyword hierarchies for describing images, to increase success in finding them in digital asset management (DAM) systems. He has been involved in many recent digital image standards initiatives as well as being a featured speaker at industry events such as PhotoPlus Expo, the Microsoft Pro Photo Summit, and the International PhotoMetadata Conferences. Riecks serves as the Chief Technical Advisor for the PLUS Coalition, which developed the Picture Licensing Universal Standards. Riecks formerly chaired the the SAA Imaging Technology Standards committee and the American Society of Media Photographers Digital Photography Standards & Practices committee; where he was involved in the founding of the Universal Photographic Digital Imaging Guidelines coalition. In 2004, Riecks was asked to participate in a working group to revise the decade old IPTC standard for use with Adobe’s new XMP format. That IPTC4XMP group released the IPTC Core in 2005 along with a first ever “Custom Panels User Guide to the IPTC Core Schema for XMP” for which he served as the primary author. He has remained involved with the IPTC and has contributed to the recent IPTC Photo Metadata working group releases. Riecks recently assumed leadership for the Photo Metadata website, a project begun under the Stock Artists Alliance using a “Preserving Creative America” Initiative award. In recognition of his years of work to further photo metadata standards, he was named as a “Pioneer of Digital Preservation” by the Library of Congress in 2009.

Julie Rudder

Julie Rudder

Julie Rudder, Repository Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill Libraries
Class: SEI Un-conference

In her role as Repository Librarian, Julie Rudder manages the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR) which is a preservation and access repository for born digital collections and the scholarly works of UNC. Julie works with others in the library to manage the CDR’s technical development, content management and stakeholder relationships. One of her projects is to define and implement infrastructure and services in support of UNC’s Open Access Policy. Prior to this position she was the Digital Initiatives Project Manager at Northwestern University Library where she managed major technical development projects for the library’s repository system. She served as Product Owner for the Avalon Media System, a collaborative project between Northwestern University Library and Indiana University Libraries. Julie holds a B.A. in psychology from UNC, a B.F.A. in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and an M.F.A. from Northwestern University.


Justin Schell

Justin Schell, Learning Design Specialist, University of Michigan Library
Classes: Getting a Digital Humanities Project Started; Let’s Get Practical: How did they do that? Reverse Engineering DH Projects; SEI Un-conference

Justin Schell is a filmmaker, writer, and director of the Shapiro Design Lab for the University of Michigan Library. He holds a PhD in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the University of Minnesota, where he completed an online and multimodal dissertation. In addition, he helped found the Minnesota Hip-Hop Archive as part of the University of Minnesota Libraries. As a documentary filmmaker, he has completed a number of short and feature-length films, including We Rock Long Distance, which weaves together the sounds and stories of three Twin Cities hip-hop artists (M.anifest, Maria Isa, and Tou SaiKo Lee) as they journey home to Ghana, Puerto Rico, and Thailand to create unexpected collaborations across generation and geography. His other video work has been shown in the Walker Art Center, Twin Cities Public Television, online at the Huffington Post and the Progressive, and screened in the Twin Cities Film Fest, Twin Cities Underground Film Festival, and the Qhia Dab Neeg Hmong Film Festival. He regularly teaches courses on documentary production, interviewing, and editing.

Will Shaw

Will Shaw

Will Shaw, Digital Humanities Technology Consultant, Duke University
Classes: Let’s Get Practical: How did they do that? Reverse Engineering DH Projects; SEI Un-conference

Will Shaw is the digital humanities project consultant at Duke University Libraries. He has contributed to a number of digital scholarship initiatives at Duke and continues to advise faculty and graduate students on project design, development, and sustainability. He has presented and taught widely on many topics in the digital humanities. He’s also an experienced software developer with interests in textual editing, TEI, and other problems of knowledge representation in digital media. An alumnus of Warren Wilson College, Shaw studied English literature as a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill and previously served as technical editor of the William Blake Archive.


Nancy Sims

Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota
Classes: Intellectual Property Module, part 1; Let’s Get Practical: IP and Image Rights Case Studies

Nancy Sims is the University of Minnesota Library’s subject specialist on copyright issues.  She is both librarian and lawyer, has long experience working in academic libraries, and is fascinated by the pervasiveness of copyright issues in modern life.  Her role is to help individuals and groups throughout the University community understand how copyright affects their work.  She provides education on the copyright website and through workshop programming.  Nancy advocates for policies and practices that support sustainable scholarship, democratic information access, and wide public cultural participation.

Anne Young

Anne Young

Anne Young, Manager of Rights and Reproductions, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Classes: Intellectual Property Module, part 2; Let’s Get Practical: IP and Image Rights Case Studies

Young heads the Rights and Reproductions Department at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), where she is responsible for processing all external requests for the use of IMA-created visual content, obtaining permissions for IMA uses of images and administering the museum’s onsite photography policy. She also initiates and manages all licensing agreements with artists and/or rights holders for works in the IMA’s collection. Young was formerly the photographic archivist for the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and has worked for the Art Gallery of Ontario and George Eastman Museum. She received an M.A. in photographic preservation and collections management from Ryerson University and a B.A. in art history and studio art (photography) from Indiana University. Young is the current chair of the Rights and Reproductions Professional Practices committee of the American Alliance of Museums and the editor of the 2015 publication Rights & Reproductions: The Handbook for Cultural Institutions.

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