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Staff Spotlight: Don Sizemore

A headshot of Don Sizemore.Don Sizemore came from humble beginnings at the Oxford Orphanage to find his forever home in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From twelve years as docent and steward for ibiblio, the Public’s Library and Digital Archive of America, to the Odum Institute to support our digital preservation and research initiatives, Don has earned his stars and stripes all across UNC.

Don has put his major in Information Science to use throughout his career by exploring his interests in open source solutions for digital archives and infrastructure support for difficult research problems. But his passions aren’t limited to the digital world, as he shares an affinity for both piano and pipe organ. Don hopes to someday explore his talents even more at church, where he already plays as an organist.

With all his years at and around Odum, Don has been exposed to a wide variety of new technologies and opportunities since he arrived. From the Dataverse platform, working closely with the IQSS group at Harvard to keep their continuous integration testing and Ansible installation scripts current, to all of the experimental software here – Don’s been working with heart and passion to further the teaching and research missions of the university.

If you’re ever around campus, you might find Don at his favorite Franklin street restaurant, Linda’s. Most of the time, however, he’ll probably be with us at Odum, adding his own flair to our little family.

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