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As IU’s Digital Initiatives Librarian, Nick Homenda assists researchers in developing electronic text projects and works to promote and enhance electronic open access publishing at IU, as well as serving as a member of the IUScholarWorks team. His interests include streamlining XML publishing workflows, preserving and providing access to born digital archival material, and large-scale digital project migration.
Nick is active professionally, presenting and publishing in venues such as The Reference Librarian and Music Reference Services Quarterly. Since 2015, Nick has served as Assistant Webmaster for the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI); he has also given several talks at the TEI Conference and presented with colleague Heidi Dowding on “Building a Collaborative Workflow for Preserving Born-Digital Institutional Memory” at the Digital Curation Interest Group meeting concurrent with the American Library Association conference in 2016. His technical skills include XSLT, XPath, XQuery, PHP, and MySQL.
Prior to joining the Libraries, Nick held the position of Music Librarian for Audio and Digital Services at the University of South Carolina. He earned his Bachelor of Music at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and also holds a Master of Music from Indiana University Bloomington and a Master of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.