Rick Johnson is the Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarship at Hesburgh Libraries of the University of Notre Dame. In this role, he directs the design and development of the libraries' digital curation solutions, and directs data management consulting services. He serves as a Visiting Program Officer for the Association of Research Libraries for the SHARE project as a technical advisor and in development of partnerships to improve data sharing and foster a tighter network of research repositories, databases, and information systems. He has contributed to several data collaborations such as DASPOS (http://daspos.org/, Data and Software Preservation for Open Science), and the Samvera community (formerly known as Hydra) as both a code committer and technical manager on several projects. He spearheaded the implementation of the University of Notre Dame’s institutional repository, CurateND (http://curate.nd.edu), and he is actively working with the broader community on integrations between repositories and research computing environments.