METADATA OPERATIONS SPECIALIST – Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, New York, NY
October 2017 – Present
Manage the ingest, processing and normalization of metadata for a variety of digitized and born-digital materials from the Carnegie Corporation of New York Archives. Create bibliographic records for the websites of contemporary composers archived as part of the Ivy Plus Libraries Consortium’s Web Resources Collection program. Create bibliographic records for print materials for use in Columbia’s CLIO OPAC.
TEMPORARY LIBRARY ASSISTANT – Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
July – October 2017
Supported the staff at the MoMA Library with a variety of tasks as needed, including paging, shelving, cataloging, and reference service.
TEMPORARY RESEARCHER – Sotheby’s, New York, NY
May – Jun 2017
Researched the exhibition history and provenance of artworks by major Modern and Contemporary artists and created object metadata for internal curatorial database.
LINKED OPEN DATA FELLOW – Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Aug 2016 – May 2017
Researched and codified best practices for the creation and publication of a linked open dataset for the Whitney’s collection objects and artists, including conceptual modeling, selecting metadata schemas, data cleaning and normalization, and programming in Python and SQL.
ARCHIVES INTERN – Laurie Anderson Studio, New York, NY
Jun 2016 – May 2017
Digitized and created metadata for the artist’s documentary photos, tour visuals, preparatory sketches and storyboards, and other archival materials. Created a MySQL database to organize Anderson’s archival tapes and to manage and document the process of their digitization.
ARCHIVES INTERN – The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, NY
Jan – April 2017
Arranged, described, and rehoused the archival papers of artist Robert Rauschenberg. Created object records and finding aids for archival materials in ArchivesSpace, and assisted with digitization and metadata entry.
COLLECTIONS INTERN – Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
May – Aug 2016
Indexed, relabeled, and created an updated finding aid for the Rubin’s collection object files. Created metadata for the museum’s image assets, and updated object records in the Rubin’s collections management database.
IMAGE ARCHIVIST – McKee Gallery, New York, NY
Oct 2012 – Aug 2015
Managed McKee Gallery’s digital image assists, digitized and created metadata for archival slides and transparencies, and edited and color-corrected images for print and web use. Maintained and updated the gallery’s existing website, conducted provenance research, and assisted with the creation of exhibition catalogs, artist monographs, and catalogue raisonnés.
WORKFLOW COORDINATOR – PosterPrint Factory, New York, NY
Jan – Jul 2012
Managed production workflow for large-scale printing company. Organized image files and client orders using company backend content management system and edited and reformatted images.
DIGITAL IMAGE EDITOR – Sunshine Photo, Brooklyn, NY
Dec 2010 – Jul 2011
Operated commercial photo printing equipment and edited and color-corrected client images using proprietary software. Digitized, edited and restored photographs and slides.
GALLERY INTERN – ZieherSmith, New York, NY
Jan – Jun 2011
Entered new artworks and contacts into the gallery’s Artsystems database. Digitized photos and press materials for archival use. Photographed and edited images of artwork and installations.
DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST – Mehdi Dilmaghani & Co. Inc, Scarsdale, NY
Aug – Dec 2010
Edited and created metadata for photographs of all incoming merchandise for use online and in the company’s internal inventory database. Managed and uploaded new content to the company’s third-party retail sales site.
MASTER OF SCIENCE, LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE – Pratt Institute, New York, NY
2016 – 2017
BACHELOR OF HUMANITIES AND ARTS, HISTORY & ART – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2005 – 2009
CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATE IN WEB DESIGN – The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
Languages: Python, SQL, XML, JSON, HTML, CSS
Ontologies, Standards, and Vocabularies: CDWA, CIDOC/CRM, LIDO, RDF, OWL, SKOS, Dublin Core, VRA CORE, LC, EAC-CPF, EAD, MODS, METS, MARC21/MARCXML, DACS, CCO, RDA, AAT, ULAN, TGM, FAST
Database Systems: TMS, ArchivesSpace, PastPerfect, Omeka, ArtBase, Artsystems, FileMaker Pro, Millennium, Voyager, OCLC Connexion
Other Applications:Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, OpenRefine, Microsoft Excel, FinalCut Pro