The Ohio Digitization Interest Group (OhioDIG) is an informal discussion group for archivists, librarians, and others interested in cultural heritage materials digitization, digital preservation and access.

We meet every other month for presentations and networking. Due to the pandemic we began meeting exclusively virtually in July 2020. Our first return to in-person meeting was May 2023. Warm weather months (May/July/Sept) are in-person meetings (usually in the central Ohio area). Meetings in months where the weather is more variable are held online (Nov/Jan/March).

Meetings are free, thanks to our host institutions, but we do accept donations for the refreshment kitty (in-person meetings only). Meeting registration and other news is announced through the OhioDIG Listserv.

History: Formed in 2005, the group was on hiatus between spring 2009 and fall 2013, but has been meeting 6x a year since November 2013. Presentation slides and meeting notes can be found under past meetings. The history of the group is covered by The Ohio Digitization Interest Group: Face to Face for Technology (PDF), published in the Society of Ohio Archivists’ newsletter Ohio Archivist, spring 2016.

Social Media: find us on Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, and Twitter @OhioDIGgroup and #OhioDIG.

Planning Group members

The Planning Group members take turns managing the program and host arrangements for the 6x a year meetings. Additional member duties are listed beside individuals.

  • Janet Carleton, digital initiatives coordinator, Ohio University Libraries, 2005-2009; 2013- (Listserv, Registration, Sustainability, Trello, Twitter, Web administrator)
  • Virginia Dressler, digital projects librarian, Kent State University Libraries, 2016- (Speaker/topics requests tracking, Sustainability, Twitter)
  • Brenda J. Foster, archivist, Columbus College of Art & Design, 2024- (Resources web section)
  • Grace Freeman, librarian, Local History & Genealogy, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 2023- (Standing meeting host, Meetings web page)
  • Sidney Gao, digital collections manager, University of Cincinnati Libraries, 2020- (Facebook, Meeting tracking)
  • Marsha A. Miles, assistant director for collections & resource management, Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University, 2024- (Resources web section)
  • Nick Pavlik, manuscripts and digital initiatives archivist, Bowling Green State University Libraries, 2021- (LinkedIn)
  • Emily Rinaman, technical services manager, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, 2021- (Note taker)
  • Ashely Rodriguez, digital projects coordinator, Ohio History Connection, 2023- (Standing meeting host)
  • Penelope Shumaker, library consultant, State Library of Ohio, 2018- (Listserv, Money/refreshment supplies manager, Standing meeting host)
  • Adam Wanter, digital and special collections archivist, MidPointe Library System, 2016- (OPC Liaison, Analytics research & assessment web page)
  • Alia Levar Wegner, digital collections librarian, Miami University Libraries, 2021-

Past Planning Group members

  • Susan Allen (cofounder), Worthington Libraries, 2005-2009
  • Laurie Gemmill Arp (cofounder), OCLC, 2005-2009
  • Stephanie Becker, Case Western Reserve University, 2019-2021
  • Lily Birkhimer, Ohio History Connection, 2013-2019
  • John Dewees, Toledo Lucas County Public Library, 2018-2021
  • Susan Hernandez, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2021-2023
  • Shannon Kupfer-Trausch, State Library of Ohio, 2014-2018
  • Marcus Ladd, Miami University, 2014-2017
  • Amy McCrory, The Ohio State University, 2014-2016
  • Mary Manning (cofounder), The Ohio State University, 2005-2007
  • Katelyn Muraleetharan, Ohio History Connection, 2022
  • Kristen Newby, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 2019-2023
  • Angela O’Neal (cofounder), Ohio Historical Connection, 2005-2009
  • Jillian Carney Ramage, Ohio History Connection, 2013-2016
  • Jenni Salamon, Ohio History Connection, 2016-2020
  • Rachel Senese, Cleveland Digital Public Library, 2016-2020
  • Nicole D. Sutton, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 2020-2023
  • Nathan Tallman, University of Cincinnati, 2013-2017
  • Jane Wildermuth, Wright State University, 2013-2018

last updated: 20 February 2024 || URL: https://www.ohiodig.org/about || maintained by: Janet Carleton || questions or comments: carleton @ ohio.edu