About Veridian

Veridian digitization services give libraries the ability to preserve archives of historic material and deliver the content as a digital collection to their communities. 

We understand that libraries and cultural heritage institutions must respond to an increasing demand for online access to content. Since 2002 we've been helping organisations around the world retain their position as critical and important community resources.  

We've delivered large projects for prestigious university libraries, large state and public libraries, and national libraries in the U.S. and abroad. Our staff is highly skilled in managing complex digital collections and is always responsive to issues large and small.

DL Consulting is the company behind the Veridian collection management software and related digitization services, and www.elephind.com

We are based in Hamilton, New Zealand, with an office in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Meet Our Team

Stefan Boddie

Stefan Boddie

Managing Director

stefan@veridiansoftware.com

Stefan has over 20 years experience working with digital library software applications. In 1997 he worked as a Software Engineer for the well-respected NZDL research project at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Stefan was one of the original designers and developers of Greenstone Software which is used at a large number of institutions worldwide and recognized as a leader in the digital library research field. In 2002 Stefan founded DL Consulting Ltd. and created Veridian software. He has led successful large newspaper digitization projects at many prestigious institutions across the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Kuan-Yu (Jeffrey) Ke

Kuan-Yu (Jeffrey) Ke

Project Lead, Sales Engineer

jeffrey@veridiansoftware.com

Jeffrey first joined Veridian in 2005. His skills in client requirement analysis and solution proposals make him a great first point of contact for our customers. Jeffrey brings comprehensive experience in project management and development to the team. He has a Masters Degree in Computing and Mathematical Science. Jeffrey has an in depth ability to analyze, understand, re-structure, extend, and test large digital library systems. He has been part of many key Veridian projects including Digital Michigan Newspapers from Central Michigan University and the development of the National Library of Estonia’s Newspaper Archive.

Michael Dewsnip

Michael Dewsnip

Project Lead

michael@veridiansoftware.com

Michael holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and has extensive experience in the library technology industry. He has been the Lead Engineer for Veridian Software development since 2007. He has expertise in a wide range of technologies and standards related to the library industry, including: METS/ALTO, OAI-PMH, National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) technical guidelines and JPEG 2000. Michael is also directly responsible for managing some of the largest Veridian projects, including those at the National Libraries of New Zealand and Singapore.

Richard Managh

Richard Managh

Project Lead

richard@veridiansoftware.com

Richard joined Veridian in 2003, and has managed many large Veridian newspaper digitization projects including the Virginia Chronicle from the Library of Virginia and the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection from the Colorado State Library. Richard is skilled in many aspects of the process of building digital collections from project management, system design, data conversion, managing digital image repositories and developing custom user interfaces. Richard has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Waikato.

Andrew Holland

Andrew Holland

Project Lead

andrew@veridiansoftware.com

Andrew has a Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours from Waikato University. He has been with Veridian since 2011. Andrew works closely with customizing digital collections so that each client’s website can reflect their unique branding and style. He maintains a number of key digital collections, adding new features to fit with customer needs and ingesting new data. Andrew is also experienced in database management.

Shane Taylor

Shane Taylor

IT & Systems Administrator

shane@veridiansoftware.com

Shane joined Veridian in 2008 and has over 20 years experience as a System Administrator. He has extensive expertise in management and deployment to a Cloud environment, file systems, backup infrastructure, Automation, Virtualization and Open Source Solutions.

Pei Wang

Pei Wang

Project Lead

pei@veridiansoftware.com

Pei is an experienced digital library software developer and designer. He has been with Veridian since 2017, managing projects including those of The Exonian Archive and Case Western Reserve University. Pei is a skilled problem solver who also supports development, customization and project maintenance.

Miriam Shaw

Miriam Shaw

Marketing Manager

miriam@veridiansoftware.com

Miriam is an experienced marketing and communications manager who has worked within niche markets and not for profit organisations for over 15 years. She is responsible for managing Veridian’s communication streams and convincing forward thinking libraries and institutions to embrace the Veridian platform. Miriam’s previous role managing the rare book, manuscript and photography department of an auction house gave first hand experience of the importance of preserving fragile archival material.

We are an experienced, responsive team that live and breathe digital collections.

We love creating the best possible solutions so your content can shine. We believe communication is key to successful projects, so you’ll always have access to the expertise and information you need during a project.

We’re in good company

In our time building digital collections, we’ve created friendships and partnerships with the world’s leading digitization service providers. From companies capable of scanning millions of newspaper pages, to the pioneers of software that generates METS/ALTO XML, our network of partners provides a total workflow solution, drastically reducing the complexity of your digitization project.

Join us!

If you offer a service that’s either up or downstream from us in the process of creating digital collections, drop us a line. We’re always looking to partner with additional service providers who share similar values to ours.