Donnie Summerlin is Digital Projects Archivist at the Digital Library of Georgia (aka the guy responsible for digitizing historic newspapers). Donnie is a lifelong resident of Georgia and was raised in Columbia County. He earned a B.A. in history from the University of Georgia, a M.A. in history from Georgia College, and a MLIS from Valdosta State University. He spent several years as an instructor of history at Georgia College in Milledgeville.
Donnie began working on newspaper digitization at the Digital Library of Georgia in 2007; his work has resulted in the digitization of more than one million historical newspaper pages. Donnie has published articles in D-Lib Magazine, the Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians, the New Georgia Encyclopedia, and the Georgia Library Quarterly. He is a member of the Society of American Archivists, the American Historical Association, and the Society of Georgia Archivists.