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Library Technology and Digital Strategies

Library Technology Development and Operations

The Technology Development and Operations department is comprised of two units - Core Systems, and Software Development. The department provides design, development, implementation and operational support for library digital products and systems in support of the library's mission. 

  • Provides IT Service Management and Systems Design/Development for Emory University Libraries
  • Provides design, development, and support for systems supported by Library Technology and Digital Strategies.
  • Works with campus IT units to ensure compliance with security and architecture requirements.
  • Partners with campus IT units to setup technology infrastructure, and integrate into the larger Emory University IT ecosystem.
  • Partners and collaborates with Open Source communities and vendors in the design and development of curation, preservation and discovery solutions for digital library collections and scholarly materials.
  • Receives service and support requests at

Leadership: Doug Goans,

Core Systems

The Core Systems & Middleware unit is responsible for the implementation, configuration, automation and ongoing support of library systems, storage and server infrastructures.  The unit engages in incident management, system updates, upgrades and security actions needed to ensure library systems are up and available for library staff and users.

  • Alex Cooper - Head of Core Systems and Middleware

  • Kaeln Bowater-Skelly - Operating Systems Analyst/Administrator

  • Beth Crompton - Operating Systems Analyst/Administrator, Sr.

  • Lisa Hamlett - Application Support Analyst III

  • Ann Hulton - Application Support Analyst II

  • Avery Johnson - Application Support Analyst II

Software Development

The Software Development unit is responsible for the design, coding, implementation, and configuration of library applications of library systems. The unit engages in agile practices for software and front-end development to design, develop, deploy and version code for library applications and front-end interfaces for products that are used by library staff and users.

  • Collin Brittle - Head of Software Development

  • Clare Barton - Front-End Developer II

  • Ayoub Belemlih - Software Engineer, Sr.

  • Brad Watson - Software Engineer

  • Alexandr Zotov - Software Engineer III

  • Vacant - Software Developer