Derek Merleaux works at the intersection of Academic Libraries, Archives and Museums on a variety of  digital projects. He has built and managed several large digital image databases, and actively participated in the creation of digital repositories for the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. Mr. Merleaux established and launched digital image catalog at The Wolfsonian-FIU and has overseen the development of the institution’s digitization program.

Education and Training

  • Workshop: "Beautiful Data" Harvard MetaLAB, Cambridge, Massachusetts 2014
  • Harvard Law School, Online Course – “CopyrightX” Cambridge, Massachusetts 2013
  • Museums and the Web 2013 Conference, Portland, Oregon
  • Code4lib Library Technologists' Conference, Providence, Rhode Island 2009 and Seattle, Washington 2012
  • Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint and Using SharePoint Designer 2009
  • Hands‐On XSL: Transforming and Styling XML 2008, Learning Tree International, New York, NY
  • MySQL Database installation, operation and administration (intensive course) 2006, MySQL AB, Boston, MA
  • Coursework in computer science and Java programming 2001, Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA
  • B.A. in International Affairs, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon


  • Member of Florida Council of State University Libraries (CSUL), Digital Initiatives and Services Committee (DISC) Formerly a subcommittee of the Technology Advisory Group this committee meets to discuss statewide collaboration on digital initiatives and services, and to share research.
  • Development of Services and Support for The Archivists’ Toolkit (AT), Yale University Library, Manuscripts and Archives
  • Working with Digital Archivists and Collection Managers and a contract programmer developed and documented a number of additional functions and features for the open-source Archivists’ Toolkit software in collaboration with the University of California San Diego Libraries, the New York University Libraries and the Five Colleges, Inc. Libraries.

Conferences Organized

  • Global Resources Network Conference and Forum, March 24-5, 2005, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Use of Digital Video Archives in Teaching and Learning: A Pedagogical Assessment Group, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut