I am currently Head of Web Services and Associate Professor at the University of Mississippi Libraries. I hold a BFA in Visual Arts, an MLIS and a MS in Instructional Design and Technology. I have been an active web developer for over 10 years and I am advanced Drupal specialist. My research interests focus on the Semantic Web and Linked Data uses for Digital Humanities Web Applications and basic library user centric interfaces and services.
|Interest in LODLAM||
While I am active in the Drupal community, libraries and archives, I would like to better connect with others interested in and working with Linked Data. I believe that in order for Libraries to move forward with practical solutions, we need catalogers, metadata experts and web developers to work together. I am also very interested in what is happening in museums.
|Linked Open Data Projects||
I am currently leading a small team in the development of a suite of Drupal 7 Web applications; most will use some type of Linked Open Data for pulling, publishing and pushing data. Drupal 7 has several Semantic Web technology possibilities including OAI-PMH, DC, RDFa, Microdata, JSON, Rich Snippets and more. In addition SPARQL queries can be run and endpoints can be opened. An Exhibition web application is nearing completion and will make use of an OAI-PMH as well as RDFa. The other planned projects will work with Government open data, archival data and our EAD Finding Aids. I am plan several experimental projects over the next 2 years with Microdata and JSON-LD.
Last year I gave a popular talk on the Semantic Web for our library and University Web and Integrated Applications Unit. I am currently authoring an article on Semantic Web Technologies in Drupal: Practical Applications for Libraries. I am a member of the W3C and I am currently part of the W3C “Schema Bib Extend Community Group” as well as the “JSON for Linking Data Community Group.”