As Digital Initiatives Librarian, Nick Homenda develops and manages services to support digitization, access, and preservation of digital collections at Indiana University. In addition, he provides digital project assistance to IU faculty and students who want to use digital scholarship tools and techniques in their research and teaching. He also provides outreach as coordinator of the Digital Library Brown Bag series and through library instruction, workshops, and consultations.
Nick is an active researcher with interests in digital collections migration, digital preservation, and digital library pedagogy. In addition to presentations at the Digital Library Federation, Open Repositories, and Text Encoding Initiative conferences, his recent publications include:
- Homenda, Nicholas, and Meg Meiman. “Digital Exhibitions for Undergraduate Introductory-Level Art History Students.” In #DLFTeach Toolkit: Lesson Plans for Digital Library Instruction (1st ed., 2019). DOI: 10.21428/65a6243c.512c871f
- Hardesty, Juliet L. and Nicholas Homenda. “The Ecosystem of Repository Migration.” MDPI. Selected Papers from Open Repositories 2018. Vol. 7, 1. DOI: 10.3390/publications7010016.
Nick has taught courses for the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University:
- ILS-Z603 and ILS-Z656: Digital Publishing Standards and Systems. Spring 2021 (First Eight Weeks); Spring 2018.
- ILS-Z603: Encoded Archival Description (with Juliet L. Hardesty). Spring 2019.
- COLL-X250: Academic Editing & Publishing. Fall 2016 (Second Eight Weeks).
Nick served as co-facilitator of the DLF Digital Library Pedagogy Working Group from 2018 to 2020 and has served on the program planning committees of the Digital Library Federation and the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries since 2017.
Originally from Frederick, Maryland, Nick held the position of Music Librarian for Audio and Digital Services at the University of South Carolina from 2011 to 2012. He earned his Bachelor of Music at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (2004), and also holds a Master of Music from Indiana University Bloomington (2006) and a Master of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin (2010). Prior to his library career, Nick performed as Second Clarinet of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2008.
Nick is making IU's unique collections accessible to students, faculty, researchers, and the community through digitization and digital library services developed using open source software. He is passionate about lowering barriers to using digital library technology through outreach, instruction, and consultation.
In addition to his work at IU Libraries, Nick serves as a volunteer at the Community Kitchen of Monroe County.