ILiADS Position Description: Expert
The Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) brings together teams of digital scholars and instructors for a concentrated week of project-development in late summer. This community of practice consists of the teams, each of which is comprised by some mixture of faculty, students, instructional technologists, and librarians; of ILiADS Coaches, who are the liaisons between projects and the ILiADS community at large; and of the ILiADS Experts, who dive deep with teams on technical issues and decisions for various projects as needed.
ILiADS Experts are charged with building an agile curriculum that will be a part of an engaged, international community of practice. The Expert’s main charge will be to help the accepted project teams toward sustainable solutions to their technical and technological hurdles.
ILiADS 2016 Experts List
I am currently a lecturer in the department of statistics at Yale University, but will be an assistant professor of statistics at the University of Richmond this upcoming fall. My research focuses on merging tools from machine learning and data analysis to extract meaning from unstructured data sources. These are typically consist of text or image corpora, spatiotemporal point processes, or network data. I have worked on a number of public-facing digital humanities, most notably Photogrammar and Participatory Media. My programming strengths lie in statistical and numerical computing, such as with R and python, but I also have worked with web frameworks, including the LAMP and MEAN stacks.
Mackenzie Brooks is Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian at Washington and Lee University. She teaches courses on Digital Humanities and coordinates Washington and Lee’s DH Mellon Grant. Previously, she worked as Metadata Librarian at Washington and Lee and at Loyola University Chicago.
I serve as a DH generalist in my day job, so I am well-equipped to help folks assess and investigate the appropriate tool/methodology for their research question. On the metadata side, I have experience working with traditional library metadata standards (ex: Dublin Core), emerging methods (linked open data), and metadata manipulation tools (Open Refine). I regularly teach courses on TEI. I work with Omeka projects on a regular basis (metadata, HTML, CSS, some PHP). I have experience with Knight Lab tools like StoryMapJS and TimelineJS.
Since 2013, I’ve been the Associate Archivist of Davidson College, a small liberal arts college in North Carolina. My work at Davidson focuses on digital preservation and planning, coordinating outreach events and fostering collaborations, managing the web presence of the Archives & Special Collections, serving as the lead for our institutional repository working group, teaching course modules, answering reference questions, processing collections, and acting as the library liaison to the college’s digital studies initiative. Prior to joining Davidson’s staff, I worked as a project producer for the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University’s metaLAB (at) Harvard, as a research associate for the Massachusetts Historical Society’s Adams Papers, and as the first on-staff archivist at Nichols House Museum.
I have taught workshops on TimelineJS and Zotero, and heavily used XML, EAD, SIMILE, Omeka, and Neatline. I have some experience with using various content management systems
Megan is a Digital Library Programmer at Michigan State University. In her current role, she works with Python programming, Git, web design and development, usability, and metadata wrangling. She is part of the team that administers the library’s digital repository software, Islandora. She also assists with administering the Integrated Library System (ILS). In her previous position as Web Services & Emerging Technologies Librarian at Albion College, Megan’s time was split between website development and design, advancing the Institutional Repository Project, and administering the ILS. She is professionally involved in Code4Lib, Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners, and the Innovative Users Group, and she spends her free time geeking out about Dr. Who and anything sci-fi related.
HTML/CSS, LESS (a CSS precompiler), basic jQuery, linux command line and server administration, CMS [Wordpress (really good) and Drupal (sort of ok)]
I am currently in my 11th year at Colgate University, working on the Academic Technologies team. I am co-chair of CEL, the Collaboration for Enhanced Learning which is a collaboration of Reference & Instruction Librarians and Information Technologists to support faculty in the identification, selection, and use of technologies and information resources applicable to their teaching. / / I manage Colgate’s Digital Learning & Media Center, a state-of-the-art digital media creation lab located in Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology. The DLMC has a staff of 16 student Media Mentors to assist their fellow students in the digital media work – both curricular & co-curricular. Software in the DLCM includes the full Adobe Creative suite, Apple Final Cut Pro & Motion, native Mac apps such as iMovie, GarageBand, & Logic, and more. / / My primary role is to collaborate with faculty to implement video-based scholarship into their courses. Currently I am supporting 16 classes this Spring that have assigned video projects (primarily Final Cut Pro, some iMovie & Davinci Resolve), as well as others working in other digital media such as website creation, podcasts & Photoshop work.
iMovie / GarageBand / Final Cut Pro / Adobe Photoshop / Davinci Resolve / Camtasia / Inspiration / Webspiration / Word / PowerPoint / Excel / Pages / Keynote / Numbers / Google Docs / Sheets / Presentations / Sites / WordPress / Google Earth / Maps
Greg Lord is DHi’s Lead Designer and Software Engineer, leading the creation of the varied web and graphic designs that represent DHi, and lending his skills as a web programmer to the design and implementation of its digital projects as part of DHi’s Collection Development Team. Prior to his work at Hamilton and DHi, Greg began his work in the digital humanities at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) in 2005, and continued to develop his design and programming skills as a freelance web developer and small independent business owner from his home state of Maryland.
Greg holds a BA in English from the University of Maryland, where he studied creative writing, focusing his design and programming background upon the creation of digital and interactive hypertext literature. A lifelong gaming enthusiast and advocate of educational gaming and simulation, Greg currently works with Hamilton students and DHi’s CLASS program, teaching a variety of multimedia topics including video game narrative, game design, 3D modeling and animation, and games/simulation programming.
Web Design, Web Development, Graphic Design, Game Design, Game Development, 3D Modeling, Virtual Reality
Lisa McFall is the Metadata and Digital Initiative Librarian at Hamilton College. Previously, she was the Metadata and Catalog Librarian at Hamilton College. She is responsible for overseeing metadata creation for the library’s projects, maintaining consistent metadata across collections, assisting with building projects in Shared Shelf, and serving on the DHi Collection Development Team. In her role as a consultant to DHi, Lisa assists in developing metadata guidelines and best practices both broadly for DHi and at the individual project level, and also serves as an advisor to faculty and students who are creating metadata for projects.
Her recent publications include, “Beyond the Back Room: The Role of Metadata and Catalog Librarians in Digital Humanities” in Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries (IGI Global, 2015) and “Collaborations in Liberal Arts Colleges in Support of Digital Humanities” (co-authored with Janet Thomas Simons, Gregory Lord, Angel David Nieves, Peter MacDonald, and Steve Young) in Technology-Centered Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations (IGI Global, forthcoming 2016). She has also presented her work at the American Library Association Annual Meeting, the Keystone Digital Humanities Conference, and as an invited speaker of the “Conversations in Digital Scholarship” series at the University of Connecticut.
Lisa holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology, also from the University of Pittsburgh.
oXygen, Shared Shelf, Omeka, TEI, MODS, Dublin Core, XML, XSLT, CONTENTdm, RDF, Redmine, Trello, Fedora/Islandora
Catherine Newton serves at the Digital Scholarship & Preservation Librarian at The College of Wooster. In that capacity, she manages the library’s digital resource platforms, coordinates faculty and student digital projects, manages the library’s digital preservation initiatives, and collaborates widely with digital project leads across the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium. She also serves as the subject liaison to the French and Philosophy departments on campus. Before coming to The College of Wooster, Catherine interned with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities where she worked on several TEI encoding projects. She went on to serve as a digital preservation consultant for Jefferson County Public Library in Denver, Colorado. Her current research explores practical and collaborative approaches to digital preservation for liberal arts institutions.
TEI, XML, Omeka, ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, DataAccessioner, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Bepress site management, oXygen XML Editor
Bret Olsen is an Education at Technologist at Hamilton College. His area of expertise is Multimedia Production focusing on Video, Photo and Graphic Design.
Video production including pre and post production, software, and hardware.
Siobhan Senier is Associate Professor of English and James H. and Claire Short Hayes Chair in the Humanities at the University of New Hampshire, where she teaches courses in Native American Literature, Women’s Studies, and Sustainability Studies. She is the editor of Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Writing from Indigenous New England (U of Nebraska P, 2014) and dawnlandvoices.org. Her other publications include Voices of American Indian Assimilation and Resistance (U of Oklahoma P, 2001) and essays in journals including American Literature, American Indian Quarterly, Studies in American Indian Literatures, MELUS, Disability Studies Quarterly, and Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities.
Omeka, Zotero, WordPress, Wikipedia, Google Maps
Noah Smith, President and CEO, Common Media / / Noah Smith co-founded Common Media in 2007 after completing a Master’s degree in Computer Science at Tufts University. Since then, Noah has built Common Media into an award-winning boutique web development agency, now with 18 full-time developers and project managers. Recent clients include the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Center for PTSD, Yale, MIT, and Harvard University. Noah’s primary responsibilities are solutions architecture and company-wide technical direction. Noah was named to BusinessWest’s 2014 “Forty Under 40″ class.
Tech support member of the Hamilton College Geosciences Dept. Focus for ILiADS is providing support GIS and geospatial issues associated with projects.
ArcGIS, Global Mapper, Google Earth, Photoshop
Lauren Tilton is a doctoral candidate in American Studies at Yale University. Her dissertation focuses on the rise of participatory media in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. She is co-director of Photogrammar (photogrammar.yale.edu), which received a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Start-Up Grant. She is also the Co-PI of Participatory Media funded by an NEH Digital Projects for the Public grant. She is the co-author of Humanities Data in R (Springer, 2015).
CartoDB, Gephi, Mallet, R