Dear all,

It is with great pleasure that the DSpace committers group would like  
to announce two new additions to the group: Jeffrey Trimble and Larry  
Stone. Please join us in welcoming them!

Jeffrey Trimble is currently the Systems Librarian at Youngstown State  
University in Youngstown, Ohio. His responsibilities range from  
tracing network cabling under the carpet to Unix administration on  
their various AIX/LINUX servers.  He oversees the coordination of the  
local Integrated Library System (ILS) with the statewide OhioLINK  
system.  Additionally, he has the primary responsibility for the three  
DSpace instances at the university, including RSpace, the repurposed  
DSpace software acting as an eReserve service for the library.

In the DSpace community, Jeffrey has been instrumental in improving  
the DSpace documentation for release 1.6 as the "Documentation  
Gardener". In an effort to weed and feed the documentation, he has  
tested various components and suggests changes and specifications when  
the components doesn't work as expected.

Larry began contributing to DSpace in 2005, through work on several  
grant-sponsored research projects in the MIT Libraries' Technology R&D  
group. Since May 2009 he has been working for Harvard University  
Library as the primary architect and developer of its open-access  
institutional repository, DASH (Digital Access to Scholarship at  
Harvard - http://dash.harvard.edu/).  Much of his work with DSpace has  
been in the area of interoperability and external interfaces. He has  
wide and varied interests in software development, including a  
previous brush with digital libraries through a couple of Dienst  
implementations and the old NCSTRL (Networked Computer Science  
Technical Report Library) project.

Best wishes,



Stuart Lewis (on behalf of the DSpace committers group)

IT Innovations Analyst and Developer
Te Tumu Herenga The University of Auckland Library
Auckland Mail Centre, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Ph: 64 9 373-7599 x81928
http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/