Joan DaShiell Joins Creekside Digital as Director of Digital Services

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Creekside Digital, one of the nation's leading providers of standards-compliant still image digitization services for the cultural heritage community, today announced that Joan DaShiell has joined the company as Director of Digital Services and partner.

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DaShiell began her career in cultural heritage imaging at OCLC in 2002 as a Digital Production Manager, and was promoted to Senior Digital Project Manager in 2004. In 2009, OCLC's Preservation Service Center in Bethlehem, PA was acquired by Backstage Library Works, and she became Vice President of Digitization Services.

"Joan has conducted more successful cultural heritage imaging projects than anyone I've ever met," said Jim Studnicki, Creekside Digital's President and founder. "Her level of experience and track record of success on large-scale, standards-compliant digitization efforts is unparalleled in our industry, and her presence here will be instrumental in ensuring Creekside Digital consistently delivers the highest quality services possible to our customers."

"I am honored to join this talented team," said Joan DaShiell. "Our combination of technical skills and industry knowledge will have a positive impact on the cultural heritage community. Exciting opportunities are in front of us."

About Creekside Digital

Founded in 2006, Creekside Digital’s mission is to provide cultural heritage institutions with the highest quality still image digitization services available today. Over 90% of our projects are conducted with libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies, and executed in accordance with relevant Federally-administered image specifications (i.e., FADGI Still Image Working Group or National Digital Newspaper Program). Our state-of-the-art services are delivered by people who have many years of experience in photography, imaging, and software, and are passionate about what they do. Our Glen Arm, MD facilities are located within close proximity of many institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region housing significant collections of the types of materials which we typically digitize. For more information, visit

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