People of CTDA

Greg Colati

Director, Digital Preservation Repository Program

UConn Library

Greg oversees the program development and roadmap of the DPRP.

Michael Kemezis

Repository Manager

UConn Library

Mike is the main point of contact with CTDA Community Members. He is involved in the development and maintenance of CTDA, as well as other digital preservation and access projects.

Joe Schiro - 2018 - 2020

Joe is currently a senior at UConn majoring in Digital Media and Design. Joe will be working on configuring and standardizing enhanced collection pages (ECPs), metadata review and other special projects

Liz Braun - 2019 - 2020

Liz is currently a junior at UConn majoring in Digital Media and Design. She is responsible for managing all CTDA social media accounts and updating and maintaining the CTDA Resource Center.

Ali Kafel - 2020

Ali is currently a senior at UConn majoring in Computer Science. He works on metadata projects for the program including data exports to the DPLA and working on the Combine Metadata Harvester project for the CTDA.

CTDA Alumni

Carolyn Moritz - Spring 2017

Carolyn joined CTDA from the Florida State University School of Information. Her internship focused on first creating a recommendations document for both an xml site map and an Islandora xml site map and then secondly on a sitemap's implementation. Her internship incorporated research and practical practice.

Erik Lindsay - Summer 2016

 Erik joined CTDA from the UConn School of Fine Arts Digital Media & Design program. His internship focused on the design of outreach, marketing, and branding materials for CTDA. This included re-designing CTDA's logo, creating style guidelines for presentations and web content, and creating outreach materials such as a bookmark or flier. During his internship, he furthered his knowledge of agile versus waterfall approaches to project management, time-management, and working with Git and GitHub.

Connor J. Kennedy

Connor joined CTDA from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies. His internship focused on outreach, education, and training. Connor worked to create a series of video tutorials for CTDA participants in addition to instructions on how to create those videos. Connor also worked in assisting to pre-process collections in UConn's Archives and Special Collections. During his internship, he learned how to create video tutorials, how users digest information and apply that to more effective training tools, and how archives work with analog collections.

Tom Smith - Spring 2016

Tom came to CTDA from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. His internship focused on content and metadata management. Tom worked hard to enhance descriptions as well as cleanup up inaccurate and inconsistent metadata. During his internship, he learned more about the tools and strategies used to manipulate large sets of data.

Samantha Cardone - Fall 2015/Spring 2016

Samatha came to CTDA from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Her internship focused on content and metadata management. She worked tirelessly to enhance descriptions for repository content. During her internship, she learned about mappings, transformations, controlled vocabularies, indexing, searching, and harvesting among other topics. Samantha continued with CTDA to focus on enhancing content for historic maps.

Patricia Sundman - 2017-2019


Assistant Repository Administrator

Trish interned and then worked for the CTDA from 2017 to 2019. She started off as a student intern in 2017 working on metadata clean up projects. After she graduated, she was hired by the CTDA to create and manage tutorials on the Resource Center, edit the newsletter, and work on other various outreach projects.

Kathy Lindbeck - Fall 2018

Kathy came to the CTDA from the MLIS program at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Her internship is focused metadata normalization, participation in developing best practice documents for metadata management, and participating in developing and implementing a process to submit metadata records to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

Veronica DeFelice - 2018/19

Veronica worked during the 2018-2019 academic year. She UConn double majored in Biological Science and Human Development and Family Studies. Veronica worked on a number of initiatives including implementing user dashboards, metadata review and other special projects.

Matt Mulhall - 2019 - 2020

Matt was hired in the summer of 2019 to work on the Handwriting Text Recognition Project. Matt's work laid the ground work for the project that was funded by LYRASIS in the summer of 2020. Matt stayed on with the CTDA after the summer to work on metadata and scripting projects for the program.

Kayla Hickson-Grant

Content Coordinator

Kayla is the Content Coordinator for the CTDA in Context project. She started working on the project during her 2020 Summer internship and will be developing and coordinating the official project launch.  

Elijah Matthews - 2019 - 2020

Lauren Cronan

Graduate Research Assistant

Greenhouse Studios, UConn Library

Lauren is a Greenhouse Studios Graduate Research Assistant who is working on the design and launch of CTDA in Context, as well as our grant funded project GLAM Gear