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Violeta Ilik

Violeta Ilik
Head, Digital Systems and Collection Services
Digital Innovations Librarian
Ward 2-315
Phone: 312-503-0421
Email Violeta

ORCiD: 0000-0003-2588-3084

Northwestern Scholars 

As the Head of the Digital Systems and Collection Services (DSCS) Department I oversee the creation, development, and maintenance of the library's website, evaluation and implementation of technologies that support the goals and mission of the library, acquisitions, licensing, collection development, cataloging, and electronic and print resources management in support of the library's goal to have a robust collection that serves the library's users. I manage the institutional repository, DigitalHub, based on open source architecture – Fedora/Hydra stack with IIIF server and OpenSeadragon image viewer. As the Head of the DSCS I work with a wide range of campus stakeholders to develop and implement programs that increase awareness about scholarly communication issues in the digital environment among faculty, researchers, and students at Feinberg School of Medicine.



  • Ilik, V. (2017). Report of the ALCTS/LITA Linked Library Data Interest Group Meeting. American Library Association Annual Conference. Orlando, June 2016. Technical Services Quarterly, 34(1), 95-104. doi:10.1080/07317131.2017.1238211
  • Ilik, V. (2015). “Distributed Person Data: Using Semantic Web Compliant Data in Subject Name Headings” In Conference Proceedings, edited by Aida Slavic and Maria Inês Cordeiro, International UDC Seminar, Classification and Authority Control: Expanding Resource Discovery. (pp. 53-65). Würzburg: Ergon Verlag. http://dx.doi.org/10.18131/G32G7X
  • Ilik, V. (2015). “Visual Representation of Academic Communities through Viewshare” Library Resources and Technical Services 59 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/lrts.59n1.43
  • Ilik, V.  (2015). "Cataloger Makeover: Creating Non-MARC Name Authority Records" Cataloging & Classification Quarterly http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2014.961626
  • Ilik, V., Storlien, J., and Olivarez, J. (2014). “Metadata Makeover: Transforming MARC Records Using XSLT.”Library Resources and Technical Services 58 (3): 187-208. http://dx.doi.org/10.5860/lrts.58n3.187
  • Ilik, V., Potvin, S., Ho, J., Tucker, S., Clement, G., Creel, J., and Wan, G. (2014). "Collecting and Digitizing Forgotten Graduate Student Scholarship: The PILOs Project at Texas A&M University" Collection Management 39 (4). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01462679.2014.937515
  • Ilik, V., Storlien, J., & Olivarez, J. (2013). "Can Viewshare Be Used as a Research Network Visualization Tool? A Case Study Based on STEM Departments at Texas A&M University." Journal of Library Metadata 13 (4). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19386389.2013.846626
  • Mandell, L. and Ilik, V. (2013). "The Role of XSLT in Digital Libraries, Editions, and Cultural Exhibits." in T. Aalberg et al. (Eds.): TPDL 2013, LNCS 8092,(Heidelberg, Germany: Springer, 2013), pp. 482-3. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-40501-3_67
  • Ilik, V. (2012). "Off-Site Storage from a Cataloging Point of View." The Serials Librarian 63(3-4): 350-358. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2012.717525

Presentations & Posters




Professional Memberships and Service

American Library Association (ALA), Member
ALCTS Scholarly Communication Interest Group, Chair
VIVO17, Conference Program Chair
VIVO Camp Task Force, Member
NASIG Program, Vice-Chair
PCC Identity Management Task Group
Medical Library Association (MLA), Member
OpenRIF, Development Team, Member


Updated: February 16th, 2017 10:19