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Tim Keefe is a recent transplant to Ireland from the United States and is the head of the Digital Resources and Imaging Services (DRIS) Department at Trinity College Dublin. The DRIS Department is a new library unit dedicated to the digitization and dissemination of digital library collections and resources. Current digitization activities are primarily focused on the early printed book, manuscripts, and special collections holdings with extra emphasis placed on the development of new electronic resources to support advanced academic research. The DRIS department is also responsible for the development of the new Digital Library Collections Repository. This Fedora Commons based digital image repository will support the long-term storage, preservation, and online presentation of our unique digital library and research collections. This dynamic new resource is designed to provide innovative new research toolsets to the universities students and researchers while offering free online digital library access to new users all around the world.
Prior to this position Tim worked as an imaging scientist and new product development innovator for the Eastman Kodak Corporation in the Research and Development Division as a member of the System Concept Centre, an innovation and new product research and development think tank, as well as in the Kodak Professional Digital Capture Group supporting the development of innovative new professional digital capture products. Earlier work includes the position of Creative Director at a Design and Prepress firm in Portland Maine.
Tim’s academic background includes undergraduate studies in Photography and Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Maine College of Art. Graduate Level Studies in Image Science Engineering through the Eastman Kodak Co. sponsored Imaging Science and Technology Development Program, and a Masters of Business Administration from St John Fisher College in Rochester New York in the United States.