Jason Kucsma

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Name

Jason Kucsma

Website

http://metro.org

Twitter handle

j450nk

Short Bio

Jason is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), a non-profit member services organization that serves information professionals in New York City's cultural heritage institutions. Jason started at METRO in 2008 as the Emerging Technologies Manager and was chosen to helm the organization in Fall of 2011. Prior to joining METRO, Jason worked as the founder and publisher of a nationally distributed, award-winning independent culture and politics magazine (clamor) and was a founding organizer of a national conference for independent media makers (Allied Media Conference). Jason received his B.A. in Interpersonal Communication and his M.A. in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University and an M.L.S. from the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science.

Country

United States

Sector

Consortia and Networks, Other NGO or Non-Profit

Linked Open Data Projects

METRO has been working primarily around awareness-raising of the promise linked open data holds for increasing access, use, and reuse of New York City's rich cultural heritage resources. Recently, we have embarked on a pilot project to enhance the access, discovery, and usability of local collections of historical importance, provide a proof-of-concept for institutions considering making their data LOD, and document the technical and institutional needs to further the use of semantic web principles in libraries, archives, and museums.

Affiliation

Metropolitan New York Library Council