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Hardy Pottinger and Dave Pcolar join the Publishing, Archives, and Digitization team

The Publishing, Archives, and Digitization group is thrilled to announce two new members.

Hardy Pottinger has joined CDL as the new Publishing Systems Developer! Hardy joins us from UCLA Libraries where he:

  • Developed & deployed VSim – a DSpace-based repository of historic architectural sites and environments.
  • Contributed to the conversion of The UCLA Library Digital Collections Archive to a Samvera-based DAMS.
  • Collaborated on the development of numerous microservices for the UCLA Library Services Team.
  • Served as Co-chair of the Developer Track of Open Repositories 2018 in Bozeman, MT and more!

Prior to his time with UCLA, Hardy developed a deep understanding of the work we do as a long-time committer to the DSpace community while maintaining the MOspace institutional repository for University of Missouri Library Systems. We can’t wait to leverage all of that expertise as we continue to improve eScholarship, and as we increasingly engage with open source communities to provide value-added services to our publishing partners.

Hardy will be working primarily on eScholarship, with his first focus on updating our aging peer review infrastructure for the 80+ academic journals that publish on the eScholarship platform. He is also eager to engage more broadly in cross-project teams that can leverage his broad expertise!

Dave Pcolar has joined CDL as the 50%-time project manager for the Next Generation Library Publishing project, funded by Arcadia. Dave actually started about a month ago and has already brought important structure and resources to this ambitious project. Dave will be engaged in this work for the next two years.

Prior to joining CDL in this capacity, Dave worked at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for 18 years, culminating in his position as Lead, Infrastructure Management Services, and more recently, served as the Technical Officer for the Digital Preservation Network. Dave is currently also engaged as an ETL developer for the Open Data Project in the town of Chapel Hill, NC.

Dave is an avid cyclist. In the 1980’s he raced on a local cycling team and was a competitive Olympic distance tri-athlete. He typically commutes by bike year-round.

He lives in Carrboro, North Carolina (near UNC Chapel Hill) with his wife Amy, 10 chickens, bee hives, and 2 cats. Dave is not an actual fan of chickens or bees! 😉

He and his wife like adventure vacations. Their last excursion was climbing volcanoes in Costa Rica. They were planning a hiking trip through Slovenia this summer – but plans are on hold due to the Coronavirus.