Jon Dunn, Assistant Dean for Library Technologies, oversees information technology development and operations for the IU Libraries, including technical support, systems administration, software development, and digital collections services.
Jon has worked with the IU Libraries for more than 25 years, beginning in the Music Library as technical director for IU’s groundbreaking Variations digital music library project, moving to the Digital Library Program at the time of its formation in 1997, and eventually joining the Library Technologies division.
He has served as principal investigator and project manager on numerous grants and has written and presented on a wide range of digital library and library technology issues including music digital libraries, audiovisual preservation, repository systems, and integration of library services with learning management systems. He is currently a member of the Open Repositories steering committee and Fedora Leadership Group, and he chairs the Steering Group for Samvera, an open source community creating digital asset management and repository solutions for libraries, archives, museums, and others. He has previously served on the steering committee for the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval.
He serves as director of the Avalon Media System project, a collaboration between IU and Northwestern University to develop an open source system for providing online access to audio and video collections, funded by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He also serves as principal investigator on the Audiovisual Metadata Platform Pilot Development project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.