Mr. Demian Katz

CV-Mr. Demian Katz
Address 921 E. Walnut St. • North Wales, PA 19454
Phone: (215) 884-0727 • Email:
Profile Programmer/analyst with librarian background, experienced in development and maintenance of
large-scale, complex web-based applications and in management of open source projects and
small development teams. Active in scholarship related to dime novels, story papers and other
early forms of printed popular culture.
Employment ● Villanova University, Falvey Memorial Library, Library Technology Development
Specialist (2009-2016); Director of Library Technology (2016-present).
● JMI Software Consultants, Programmer/Analyst (2005-2009)
● Chester County Library, Reference Technical Assistant (2001-2005)
Education ● University of Pittsburgh (Master of Library and Information Science), 2004.
● West Chester University (Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science), 2000.
● Community College of Philadelphia (Associate in General Studies), 1998
Recent Publications ● Dime Novel Monsters: The Monstrous and Prehistoric in Early Popular Fiction, Dime
Novel Round-Up​, Fall 2019.
● “Story Papers and Pamphlet Novels” (with Matthew Short), published in The Oxford
History of Popular Print Culture​, vol. 5, Oxford University Press (2019).
● Examining the “Man on Mountain” Pattern in Beadle’s Dime Novels, Dime Novel
Round-Up​, Spring 2019.
● Motor Stories: Dime Novels in Transition, Dime Novel Round-Up​, Summer 2018.
● The Albert Johannsen Project: Digitizing The House of Beadle and Adams and Its Nickel
and Dime Novels (with Matthew Short), Dime Novel Round-Up​, Summer 2017.
● The Triumph of David: A Case Study in VuFind Customization, Annals of Library and
Information Studies v. 63, no. 4 (2016). Online at:
● The Poetry of Kathleen’s Diamonds: An Analysis, Dime Novel Round-Up​, Winter 2016.
● The Early History of Gamebooks: Some New Discoveries, Fighting Fantazine ​issue 15,
May 2016.                                                                                         ● Mrs. Miller Lives: The Digitalization Process for Story Papers and Dime Novels — and Some Unexpected Consequences, Dime Novel Round-Up​, Winter 2013.
● The Groom of the Tomb, self-published, 2013 (A book-length interactive fiction retelling
of a 19th century story paper serial)
Grants ● The Street & Smith Project ($348,630 NEH Grant, 2020-2022)
● FOLIO Innovation Grant ($10,000 EBSCO Grant, 2018)
● The Albert Johannsen Project: Digitizing the House of Beadle and Adams and their
Nickel and Dime Novels ($448,893 CLIR Hidden Collections Grant, 2017-2019)
Committees/Memberships ● Catholic Research Resources Alliance Digital Access Committee (member, 2011-; chair,
● Historical Society of Pennsylvania Technology Committee (member, 2015-)
● PCA/ACA Children’s/YA Series Fiction and Dime Novels Area (member, 2013-; chair,
● ReShare (Open Source Resource Sharing Project) Subject Matter Experts Group
(member, 2019-)
● Universal Viewer Steering Committee (member, 2019-)