Building Credo was a team effort, and SCUA was fortunate to have assembled an excellent team of archivists, programmers, and student assistants to contribute to this monumental project. Before any digital content can be loaded into a digital repository the skeleton that keeps this content must be constructed. The UMass Amherst Libraries Systems staff: Aaron Addison, M.J. Canavan, and Kelcy Shepherd, were instrumental in developing this intial structure.
If the Systems Department built the body of Credo, then SCUA's Du Bois Digitization team supplied its heart. Aaron Rubinstein, project manager, led the team with creativity and innovation for the first two years laying the groundwork necessary for all our future success. Jeremy Smith, his successor, picked up the baton and kept the project on task and on schedule until we reached the finish line. Rob Cox, Department Head, and Danielle Kovacs, Curator of Collections, worked in concert with the project staff to make this shared vision a reality. Providing access to digital collections is impossible to do without first creating accurate and detailed descriptions, or metadata, for those resources. Our early metadata specialists helped us to refine the standards and best practices we continue to use today: Abby Baines, Danielle Federa, Pamela Harnois, Brianna Haskins, Emily Toder, and Caroline White. Of course, there would be no digital content without high quality scans of the originals, and we employed a large team of committed undergraduate students for this task.
Jay Schafer, Director of Libraries, provided critical support for the development of Credo; his leadership enabled us to bring the project to fruition.