Back to the Technical Aspects Workstream
Workstream conveners are responsible for the recruitment of a broad range of workstream members and the identification of expert participants for DPLA activities over the next two years.
Assistant Director, Darien Library
John Blyberg (B.A. English, University of Maine, 1998) is the Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience at the Darien Library in Connecticut. He was formerly the System Administrator and Lead Developer for the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) in Michigan. Prior to working in libraries, John was the IT manager for the North American office of the British car company, Lotus.
Program Specialist, Library of Congress
Program specialist responsible for mass-digitization initiative with Internet Archive, HathiTrust repository workflow, print-on-demand books workflow with Amazon.com and remote storage operations workflow.
Soleio is a designer at Facebook where he is responsible for conceptualizing and designing Facebook’s core products and features. Soleio joined Facebook in 2005 and spearheaded the development of early applications such as Notes, Links and Video. He is also responsible for designing the site’s Like feature and commenting systems. Soleio previously oversaw Facebook’s visual standards and common interface patterns. He is now lead designer of Messages, Groups and Chat. Soleio is a Duke ‘03 alum.
Johns Hopkins University
Digital Collections, Wisconsin Historical Society
Michael Edmonds has been sharing the Wisconsin Historical Society’s rare books, manuscripts, images, and other historical documents on the Web since 1999. Over that time, he has guided digitizing projects aimed at a wide variety of audiences, from K-12 students to PhD dissertators. He has also worked on statewide consortia, reviewed grant proposals for state and federal agencies, and taught part-time (since 1986) at the Univ. of Wisconsin School of Library & Information Studies.
Director of IT / Knight Foundation
George Martinez is Knight Foundation’s director of information systems. He leads the foundation’s information systems department, as well as its universal broadband access and libraries initiatives. He is an alumnus of Leadership Miami and a board member and former chairman of the Technology Affinity Group (TAG) of the Council of Foundations. He is also a member of the Foundation Inforamtion Systems Managers group and former board member of the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (N-TEN).
Robert H. McDonald oversees the technological infrastructure and innovations that facilitate, support, and enhance IU Libraries collections and services. As the Associate Dean for Library Technologies and Digital Libraries, he is responsible for the IU Libraries Technology Division including the Digital Library Program, IU Enterprise Software Library Systems Department, and the statewide Indiana University Integrated Library System, IUCAT. McDonald is the co-principal investigator on several technology-related Libraries initiatives including the HathiTrust Research Center, a digital library initiative providing large-scale data access, and the Bamboo Technology Project, focused on building applications and shared infrastructure for humanities research. McDonald is also the Deputy Director of the Data to Insight Center at IU’s Pervasive Technology Institute, responsible for collaborative projects that utilize the IU Libraries Digital Library Services in mass data storage, data analysis, data curation, and digital library infrastructure. Additionally, he serves as the Director of Kuali OLE Community Development, a multi-institutional initiative to develop open source library management software.
Director, Center for Informatics Research in Science & Scholarship and Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carole Palmer is PI on the IMLS Digital Collections and Content project, a collaborator on the Data Conservancy and Open Annotation projects, and leads the data curation education initiatives at Illinois. She conducts research on scholarly information work in the digital environment and problems in aggregation of digital collections, with a focus on supporting interdisciplinary inquiry. She teaches in the areas of information behavior and information use and collaboration in the research process.
Deputy Director for Research, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Robert Stein is the Deputy Director for Research, Technology and Engagement at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). In that role, Stein leads a wide range of activities for the museum including an extensive efforts in publising & media, web technology, education, and conservation. Since 2006, he has shaped the way that the IMA has applied technology and media to the mission of the museum. As a result, the IMA is widely recognized as a leader among museums in the use of technology.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Co-Director, Harvard Library Innovation Lab
David Weinberger is a senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and co-director of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab. He writes about the Net’s effect on ideas.
Project Director, Exploratorium
Prior to her current work at the Exploratorium, Kristina was involved in many of the seminal projects in the field of digital representation and learning. She was co-found- er/Director of the Multimedia Lab, member of the Human Interface Group, and a Distinguished Scientist at Apple (1985-1998). She was Director of the Atari Research Lab (1982-1984) where she led activities of a 80+ person research lab, including research on video game design, virtual reality systems, hardware design, robotics, sensor systems and encyclopedic data bases. She was a member of the Architecture Machine Group (Visiting Faculty MIT 1978-1980), now part of the MIT Media Lab, and was one of the Principals on the Aspen Movie Mapping Project, the development of an interactive tour of a city that provided users with an eye level view of the space as well as other information. Since 2008 she has served as Director of the physical move of the Exploratorium from its 40-year home at the Palace of Fine Arts to the San Francisco Embarcadero at Piers 15/17, creating a “real space” to encourage learning, as well as one that supports and extends digital communications.
Chief Digital Access Strategist, National Archives and Records Administration
Ms. Wright is NARA’s Chief Digital Access Strategist. As such, she is responsible for formulating and implementing NARA’s strategic direction for providing online public access to NARA holdings. She is also responsible for planning, designing, overseeing, and executing the work of the Digital Strategy and Services program, which includes NARA’s social media, Archival Research Catalog, lifecycle policy, digitization and web services programs under one umbrella. She currently chairs the Online Public Access Integrated Product Team in planning and developing digital access requirements for the Electronic Records Archives. She also chairs the Open Government Working Group, which is responsible for the development of NARA’s Open Government Plan and overseeing the completion of tasks outlined in the plan.