Library and publisher cataloging and metadata

Staff

Audra Zimmermann 

President and Co-Owner
Manager, Operations

M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University
B.A., Sociology, University of Connecticut

Joined DGI in 1996.

Audra started working for the company when she finished library school and since then has been involved in every aspect of the business. As Manager of Operations, Audra monitors staffing and workflow as projects move through DGI’s processes. She drafts proposals and assists with project design for new clients. In addition Audra provides management and coordination for complex, special projects. Audra is an experienced cataloger and has participated in the Library of Congress NACO certification training program. In addition, Audra maintains contact with the library community through her cataloging and reference desk work at two local public libraries.

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Bob Geoghegan

Vice President and Co-Owner
Manager, Information Technology

B.A., Philosophy, Cornell University

Joined DGI in 1990.

Bob began his library career in a staff position during DGI’s retrospective conversion project for the Connecticut State Library. His technical expertise quickly proved indispensible when the company’s infrastructure experienced a period of rapid growth. Bob is responsible for maintaining the network and telecommunications for DGI. In addition, Bob works with DGI clients in the planning, design and implementation of local area networks. Bob also specializes in data migration and analysis. He supports DGI project managers with data migration and customization to meet specific client needs.

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Susan Yannello

Vice President Emeritus
Manager, Cataloging Services

M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University
B.A., Psychology, Eastern Connecticut State University

Joined DGI in 1995.

Susan’s library background is primarily with academic and small, specialized collections. She brings a wealth of cataloging experience to serve DGI’s clients and acts as a mentor to emerging catalogers. As Manager of Cataloging Services, Susan plans and supervises ongoing cataloging, including projects specializing in foreign language materials and online resources. Susan has extensive experience with retrospective conversion projects and has developed expertise with OCLC and other cataloging utilities. She serves as DGI’s liaison to the NACO Program at the Library of Congress.

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Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno

Vice President
Manager, Business Development

M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University
A.B., Russian, Boston College

Joined DGI in 2005.

Pat brings decades of experience to DGI, primarily in the area of library management. She coordinates all marketing efforts and client communications, including assisting with proposal development and contract negotiations. Pat also oversees the PCIP program, and contributes original and copy cataloging on special projects.

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Tatyana (Tani) Eckstrand

Vice President
Project Manager, Cataloging and Special Projects

M.S., University of Natural Medicine
B.A., Biology, Kenyon College
M.L.S., University of Buffalo

Joined DGI in 2005.

Tani brings more than 15 years of cataloging experience to DGI, including 10 years as head of technical services at an academic library. This experience gives her a unique and valuable perspective on workflow issues in contemporary libraries. Tani manages both ongoing and special cataloging projects, as well as performing original cataloging and quality control.

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Margaret Moore

Vice President
Project Manager, Archives Services

M.S.L.I.S., with concentration in Archives Management, Simmons College
B.A., Art History, Amherst College

Joined DGI in 2006.

Margaret provides project management for both client site and in-office projects, often for academic libraries. She is a skilled cataloger with over 13 years of experience, and is familiar with cataloging all formats of materials.  In addition, she brings archives experience and a familiarity with both museum and historical collections to her work with DGI clients.

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Jeff Klojzy

Vice President
Project Manager, Vendor Services

B.A., Philosophy, University of Connecticut

Joined DGI in 2002.

Jeff is adept at managing the work flow for many of DGI’s vendor clients. He works closely with our data migration and processing technologies. Jeff provides copy and original cataloging for audiobook, video, print, and electronic resource materials and specializes in the creation of customized MARC records and physical processing. He is experienced in metadata management projects. Jeff maintains DGI’s exceptionally high standards for physical processing.

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Gail Deninger

Project Manager, Cataloging

M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University
M.A., Fine Arts, Syracuse University
B.A., English and Fine Arts, Syracuse University

Joined DGI in 1990.

Gail Deninger brings 25 years of experience in academic and special libraries to the Donohue Group. She manages ongoing and special cataloging projects, including 16 years supervising the Connecticut State Library retrospective conversion project. She is an experienced original cataloger specializing in serials, printed music, cartographic materials, sound recordings, videorecordings, art, law, and genealogies. She has cataloged in all major European languages and managed projects in CJK. She is experienced in cataloging in OCLC and has been involved with the design and supervision of many different OCLC projects. Gail has participated in the Library of Congress NACO certification training program.

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Matthew Banning

Project Manager, Cataloger

M.L.I.S., University of Rhode Island

B.F.A. English and Creative Writing, University of Maine at Farmington

Joined DGI in 2015

Matt began his career at a public library in Maine. He has since worked with special collections at a public library and in access and ILL services in a university setting. He has experience with copy and original cataloging in English, Greek, and Latin, and contributes records to the NACO program.

 

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Dean Bergstrom

Project Manager, Cataloger

M.L.S., Southern Connecticut State University
B.A., English and History, University of Connecticut

Joined DGI in 2008.

Dean began his career at a public library in Utah. He has since worked in reference at several public libraries as well as access services and technical services at the University level. Dean has experience with copy and original cataloging. He has managed library-site projects, particularly those focusing on material preparation for removal to off-site storage.

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Colleen Collins

Assistant Project Manager
Cataloger

A.A., Liberal Arts, Southern New Hampshire University
B.S., Environmental Science (in-progress)

Joined DGI in 2014.

Colleen’s previous experience working for local public libraries prepared her well for her position at DGI. She brings a wealth of organizational skills, and her keen attention to detail benefits every aspect of the business. In addition to her administrative duties, Colleen contributes to select cataloging projects.

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Marilyn Amster

Bookkeeper

Joined DGI in 1988.

Marilyn is DGI’s longest-serving employee. Her financial and record-keeping skills make her an extraordinary asset.

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Christine Donohue

Founder
President Emeritus

M.S.L.I.S., Simmons College
B.A., English Literature, St. Mary’s College

In 1977, after nearly a decade as a special librarian, Christine formed a small company to provide on-call library services. In 1984, the company was incorporated and later became The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI). After serving as DGI’s president for more than two decades, Christine has retired from active participation with the company. However, she is still available to provide clients with long-range planning and information audits. She serves as a consultant to DGI.

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Additional Cataloging Specialists

  • Steven Bernstein
  • Kathy Blair
  • Vale Burns
  • Liam Collins
  • Reginald Didham
  • Erika Yikun Lu
  • Anne Miller
  • Amy Peck
  • Marina Surette

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