Staff & Governance

Digital Scriptorium (DS) is a non-profit, tax-exempt consortium of American libraries with collections of pre- and early modern manuscripts. DS is registered in the State of Missouri.


Executive Director: Lynn Ransom, The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Contact: [email protected]

DS Catalog Project and Data Manager: L.P. Coladangelo, College of Communication and Information, Kent State University
Contact: [email protected]

DS Catalog Technical Development Director: Doug Emery, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Contact: [email protected]

Manuscript Data Curation Graduate Student Fellow:

  • Rose McCandless, University of Denver (2023-2024)
  • Mario Sassi, University of Pennsylvania (2022-2023)

Graduate Assistant: Justin Blair, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Board of Directors

Lynn Ransom, University of Pennsylvania (President; 2021-2024)
Susan M. Steuer, Western Michigan University (Vice President & Member Services Representative; 2021-2024)
David Faulds, University of California at Berkeley (Secretary; 2021-2024)
Vanessa Wilkie, The Huntington Library, Museum and Botanical Gardens (Treasurer; 2021-2024)
Emily Runde, Columbia University (Director at Large; 2022-2025)
Regine Heberlein, Princeton University (Director at Large; 2023-2025)
Aaron Pratt, Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin (Director at Large; 2023-2026)

Advisory Council

Lisa Fagin Davis, Medieval Academy of America; Simmons College (Chair; 2021-2024)
Elizabeth Hebbard, Indiana University (2021-2024)
Andrew Hicks, Cornell University (2021-2024)
Eric Johnson, The Ohio State University (2021-2024)
Daniel Gullo, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (2022-2025)
Kivilcim Yavuz, University of Leeds (2022-2025)
Evyn Kropf, University of Michigan (2023-2025)

Governing Documents

Bylaws of Digital Scriptorium

Digital Scriptorium Meetings

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