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Ryan O'Grady

Digital Projects Manager


Libraries: Information Systems and Digital Access


Email: Ryan O'Grady
Phone: 937-229-4409
Roesch Library 232


As Digital Projects Manager in the Roesch Library, Ryan manages the digitization and digital preservation efforts of Roesch Library's archives collection from University Archives, Marian Library, and the US Catholic Special Collection.

Ryan leads efforts to increase and enrich online access to the University of Dayton Libraries through publication of rare and unique materials via eCommons.

Other areas of focus include collaboration with librarians, archivists, technologists, and vendors in digitization and digital preservation activities. Ryan also trains and supervises student assistants for his department to adhere and ensure best practices.

Ryan currently serves the Libraries' Professional Development Team, eCommons Implementation Team, and the Preservation and Archives Team.


  • BFA in Electronic Media, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati (2007) 

Professional Activities

  • Ohio Digitization Interest Group
  • Digital Commons

Research Interests

  • Digital imaging
  • Digital access
  • Digitization workflows
  • Digital project planning
  • Selection and prioritization for digitization