Moderator: Virginia Dressler

Panel Abstract:

The Right to be Forgotten has some interesting implications for digital libraries and practitioners. In this panel, we will have digital librarians from the academic library, public library, historical society, and also perspectives from the DPLA in Ohio project and a copyright librarian.

Panel Bios:

Jen Johnson is the State Library of Ohio’s Project Coordinator for Ohio’s DPLA Service Hub, the Ohio Digital Network. She’s been with the State Library for 4 years, as both a Reference Librarian and now a Consultant in the Library Programs and Development department. With experience in public, academic, and special libraries, she is interested in all the great ways we can use technology to share and learn about what we love. Jen has an MLIS from Kent State University, a BFA in Photography from The Ohio State University, and is an alumna of Library Leadership Ohio and ILEAD USA Ohio.


Cindy Kristof, Associate Professor, currently serves as Head of Copyright and Document Services at Kent State University Libraries. She oversees the Copyright Services, Digital Projects, Institutional Repository, Interlibrary Loan, and Reserve Services operations. She serves as Kent State’s OhioLINK ETD administrator. She assists colleagues, faculty, and students with copyright and ETD questions and obtains permissions and licensing. She contributed a chapter titled, “U.S. Copyright and Interlibrary Loan Practice” to the third edition of the Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook published by the American Library Association. She regularly presents on copyright and fair use to groups on and off campus.


Aaron O’Donovan is the Local History and Digitization Librarian at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. His varied training and experiences give him an interesting perspective because he is involved from the moment materials are donated to the point that the items are digitized and available online. He has worked in a historical society (Ohio History Center), a special library (American Red Cross), and a public library (Columbus Metropolitan Library). He has a BA in Sociology from the Ohio State University and an MLIS from Kent State University. He tries his hardest to make collections accessible to the public with as few barriers as possible.


Jenni Salamon is the Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection where she manages their newspaper digitization and microfilming projects, including the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. She has been with the Ohio History Connection since 2009, and has a BA in English from Ohio University and an MLIS from Kent State University. Her areas of expertise include newspaper digitization as well as traditional and digital newspaper research on various topics. When not thinking about newspapers, she can be found reading, crafting or spending time with her adorable dachshund.


Jane Wildermuth is the head of the Digital Services Department at Wright State University Libraries.   She is responsible for overseeing digitization projects for the Libraries and campus.  Jane manages Wright State’s institutional repository, CORE Scholar.  She also serves as a member of the Libraries’ Web Team, helping to maintain the Libraries’ web resources.  Prior to working in Digital Services, Jane was an archivist in WSU’s Special Collections and Archives.