PBO Project Credits


Principal Investigator

Co-Principal Investigator

Project Manager


Louis A. Pitschmann, Dean of Libraries,
The University of Alabama

Karen Croneis, Associate Dean of Libraries,
The University of Alabama

Jessica Lacher-Feldman,
Public & Outreach Services Coordinator,
The W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library,
The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama

Web Development
Publicity and Outreach
Project Assistant

Student Assistants (Summer 2008)

Former Student Assistants




Mary Alexander, Jacqueline Mills
Debra Hill
Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Cheryl Ballard
Clark Center
Harriet Deason
Jessica Lacher-Feldman
Kristy L. Dixon (through September, 2006)
Donnelly Lancaster, Marina Klaric
Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Cathleen A. Baker

Jordan Anderson
Audrey Coleman
Bridget Elmer

Hoole Library
Amy Allen (January 2007-May 2008)
(Virginia Allison (May-September, 2006)
Lee B. Bryars (through August 2004)
Alicia Thai Clark (Summer 2007)
Kristy L. Dixon (through December 2004)
Jan Harris (Summer, 2006)
Steven Kowalski (Summer 2007)
Jennifer Mathews (through May 2006)
Mary-Keeley McAlister (Summer 2007)
Erika Pribanic-Smith (2005-2006)
Katie Thompson (Summer, Fall, 2006, Summer 2007)
Eileen G. Verchot Hall (through April 2005)
Zeke White (Summer 2007)
Katherine Wilkins (2004-5 AY)

Metadata Unit
C. Elizabeth Lemon (Fall 2004)
Katherine Wilkins (2004-5 AY)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison

Co-Coordinators, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Metadata and Project Consultant
Database Systems & Programming
Digital Projects and Metadata
Database Management
Database Interface Image Display
Project Consultant

Student Assistants


Peter Gorman
Barbara Walden

Steven Dast
Sue Dentinger
Peter Gorman
Barbara Walden
Leah Udja
Rose Smith
Pat Tuchscherer
Cathy Shapiro
Tracy Honn

Samuel Alejandro Azocar
Elizabeth Baker
Bridget Bourne
Sarah Midelfort Dysken
David Gehring
Daniel Hooker
Matt Mleziva
Ann Dudley Myers
Mike Pangborn
Daniel Hooper


Louisiana State University.

Curator of Manuscripts, Hill Memorial Library

Head of Digital Services
Digital Services


Elaine Smyth

Gina Costello
Gabe Harrell


Subject Specialist Consultants

Jessica Bozeman, Indiana University (Artistic Styles and Movements)

Susanne Nevin, North European Studies Librarian, St.Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, Project Advisor (Scandinavian-American Imprints)

Former Project Participants

Lee Konrad, Co-coordinator UW-Madison /Digital Projects (October 1, 2003 - July 2004)
Tom Durkin, Database Management, UW-Madison (October 1, 2003 - June, 2005)
Charles Dean, Database Systems & Programming (October 1, 2003 - July, 2005)
Amy Rudersdorf, Co-coordinator, UW-Madison/Digital Projects/Metadata (July 2004 - Sept. 2005)
Douglas Anderson, Systems, UA (October 1, 2003 - November, 2005)
Cathleen A. Baker, Project Consultant, UA (October 1, 2003 - April 2005)
Kristy L. Dixon, Project Assistant, UA (through September, 2006)
Jessica Williams, Database Management, UW-Madison (through August 2007)

Advisory Committee

Sue Allen is the foremost authority on 19th century American book covers. Her research, lectures, writings, and exhibitions guide librarians and conservators in the selective preservation of English and American bindings of the 19th and early 20th c. In 1999 she received the annual award of the American Printing History Association for her contributions to printing history.

Anna Embree is an Assistant Professor of Binding, MFA Program in the Book Arts, The University of Alabama.

Jean Lee is a Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Micki McElya is an Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies, The University of Alabama.

Steve Miller is the Director of the MFA Program in the Book Arts, The University of Alabama.

Michael Seadle is the Assistant Director for Systems and Digital Services, Michigan State University Library.

Elaine Smyth is the Curator of Manuscripts, Hill Library, Louisiana State University.

Edward Tang is an Associate Professor in the department of American Studies, The University of Alabama.

Tonyia Tidline is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies, The University of Alabama.

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