Resume & CV — Adam Brin

Education

1996-2000 Brown University Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology/Archaeology (with honors).

1992-1996 Montclair Kimberley Academy, cum laude

Employment History

Digital Antiquity, Director of Technology.

May 2010-Present

  • Software lead and supervising the development and operations of tDAR, the Digital Archaeological Record.
  • Designed and developed a digital repository specifically for the archiving of archaeological data.
  • Managed a team of local and remote developers.
  • Moved the service from a beta application to production software supporting self-service archiving, publication, and NSF-funded advanced analysis tools focused around integrating disparate data sets.

David Rumsey Map Collection, Consultant.

December 2004-Present

  • Prototyped and developed new interfaces for the Map Collection.
  • Consulted in the development of the software architecture for the Collection.
  • Developed the “Map Ticker”.
  • Developed Faceted “Collections Directory”.
  • Consulted on the development of the website and backend tools supporting the website.
  • Prototyped Collection Creation and Editing Tools for the Rumsey Map Collection that became the Luna Collection Manager and Uploader tools.

California Digital Library, Programmer/Analyst IV.

May 2008-May 2010

  • Technical Project Manager, Next Generation Melvyl Project. Wrote documentation standards and implemented processes necessary to coordinate the 10 campuses of the University of California transition from a pilot project into production. * Managed and turned-around late co-development project for custom software by re-engineering the process around rigorous testing criteria and shared definitions. * Implemented service and co-development agreements to enhance structure and process with vendors. ** Performed large-scale systems and data analysis to identify and remove organizational and system bottlenecks.
  • Lead, CDL HathiTrust Bibliographic Metadata Management Project ** Researched and prepared proposal to develop a Bibliographic Metadata Repository for the HathiTrust, replacing their existing Aleph database (project later became Zephyr and has since moved into production).

Nasa Images, Consultant.

Oct 2007-August 2008

A Joint project between NASA, the Internet Archive, and Luna Imaging. Served as the technical lead and main developer for the project. This included:

  • Technical Project Management, meeting deadlines on-time or early.
  • Developing software to crawl, harvest, and extract metadata and images from over 20 NASA websites to produce a unified database of images and multimedia hosted by the Internet Archive and using Luna Imaging’s Insight and LUNA software.
  • Developed tools to extract structured metadata from unstructured descriptions to assist in browsing and searching 200,000+ records.

Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore College Libraries, Director of Tri-College Library Information Systems.

January 2005-May 2008

  • Led strategic technology planning and provided strategic vision for the Tri-College Libraries.
  • Led Tri-College Web Services, Technology, and Application Review Committees including a review of the Integrated Library System, Meta-search, Electronic Resources Management Systems.
  • Developed simple tools to enable non-technical staff to create complex course, subject, and outreach guides.
  • Supported, implemented, and enhanced existing library software including SFX, III Millennium, Content DM, Embark, and DSpace to support local needs.
  • Managed the technology budget for the Tri-Colleges including one- and four-year projections.
  • Developed innovative methods to improve patrons’ interaction with library systems, now used in a wide range of academic and public libraries including: * Enabling SMS messages to be sent from the Innovative Catalog * enhancing the SFX DirectLink tool to provide a context-sensitive frame.
  • Supervised and mentored the Tri-Colleges Web Developer.
  • Provided support and mentoring for technical and non-technical staff members to develop technology skills and enhance programming abilities.
  • Maintained and enhanced communication between the Tri-College Libraries and IT Departments.
  • Created tools to allow catalogers to manage and enhance MARC records.
  • Served on ARTstor’s Hosting Advisory Committee.

Luna Imaging, Manager of Product Strategy and Client Relations.

October 2002-December 2004

  • Acted as primary liaison between sales, marketing, and product development departments.
  • Managed the product packaging and release of Insight 3.5 - 5.0, transformed the software release into a repeatable process, reducing the overall time necessary to release the product, and reducing the overall number of calls to the help desk.
  • Scoped and prototyped the implementation processes for complex enterprise systems such as Luna’s Insight Environment. Processes included the import and management from simple flat data systems to complex XML and METS documents.
  • Managed the development and integration strategy for the Insight XML Gateway.
  • Wrote and supervised the documentation for Insight 5.0 outlining the addition of over 450 pages of client documentation supporting the implementation, installation, administration and support of the entire product suite.
  • Evaluated, prototyped, and integrated new toolkits and functions into Luna’s Insight Software enhancing data import, image processing, XML, log analysis and other tools.
  • Developed product wide technical marketing documentation and sales collateral for the Insight Enterprise Platform.
  • Coordinated product & corporate education and training for new and existing employees.

Archives & Museum Informatics, AMICO Library Production Manager / Webmaster.

September 2000-July 2002

  • Managed the production of the 2002 AMICO Library, a digital library including (100,000+) complex data records and (~1Tb of image data). Coordinated and performed metadata conversion, data normalization, reporting and general processing of records and image in multiple formats for over 30 member institutions including the Getty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Cleveland Art Museum, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Frick, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
  • Developed and maintained the content management systems for AMICO necessary for the management and updating of the AMICO Library.
  • Analyzed and implemented systems to enhance performance, function, appearance, and accessibility.
  • Managed and Maintained large relational databases with over 100,000 unique records.
  • Created tools for catalogers and visual resources specialists to manage, analyze, and normalize large quantities of data in the Library. This included tools that integrated and linked into the Getty Thesauri including ULAN, TGN, and AAT.

  • Managed the web-presence for the 2001 and 2002 Museums and the Web conference

  • Managed the Archives & Museum Informatics Website

Grants Awarded & Participation

  • Contributor: SKOPE 2 - Synthesized Knowledge of Past Environments - National Science Foundation Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR) 2016
  • Technical Lead: North Atlantic Biocultural Organzation CyberInfrastructure Grant - Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR) 2016
  • Ensuring Sustainability for the Center for Digital Antiquity and tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record). 2015-
  • Contributor: SKOPE - Synthesized Knowledge of Past Environments - National Science Foundation (Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research Grant) 2014
  • Contributor: North Atlantic Biocultural Organzation CyberInfrastructure Grant - National Science Foundation (Building Community and Capacity for Data-Intensive Research Grant) 2014
  • Contributor: Eastern Archaic Faunal Working Group. National Science Foundation - 2014
  • Contributor: Faunal Resource Depression and Intensification in the North American Southwest: Digital Data and Regional Synthesis. National Science Foundation. 2012 - 2014
  • Collaborator: FAIMS - Federated Archaeological Information Management Systems. Australian Research Council Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities Grant 2014-2016
  • Collaborator: FAIMS - Federated Archaeological Information Management Systems. Australian National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR). 2013 -2014
  • Principal Investigator: Sustaining Digital Antiquity - Preservation and Access for Archaeological Information. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 2011 - 2015
  • Contributor: Digital Antiquity: Enabling and Enhancing Preservation of and Access to Archaeological Information. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 2008 - 2011
  • Contributor: TAG: Trans-Atlantic Gateway. JISC/NEH Transatlantic Digitization Collaboration Grants. 2009 - 2011
  • Contributor: Tri-College Collaborative Collection Management Program. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 2002 - 2007
  • Contributor: Managing Electronic Resources in the Tri-College Consortium. Council for Library and Information Resource (CLIR). 2004 - 2006

Publications, Software, & Presentations

  • Building Cyberinfrastructure from the Ground Up for the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization. Introducing the cyberNABO Project (contributor / co-author). 2015
  • CyberNABO Prototype (http://dev.tdar.org/nabo/)
    Co-Developed with Rachel Optitz and Colleen Strawhacker 2015
  • SKOPE Prototype (http://demo.envirecon.org/browse)
    Co-Developed with Kyle Bocinsky and Keith Kintigh 2015
  • The Digital Archaeological Record Software Release (Neolithic Ð http://core.tdar.org )
    Co-Developed with Jim deVos 2015
  • The Digital Archaeological Record Software Release (Munsell)
    Co-Developed with Allen Lee & Jim deVos 2015
  • The Digital Archaeological Record Software Releases (Knap & Lithic)
    Co-Developed with Allen Lee & Jim deVos 2014
  • Caring for Digital Data in Archaeology: A Guide to Good Practice, Oxbow Books
  • Editor and contributor with Digital Antiquity and Archaeology Data Service 2013
  • The Digital Archaeological Record Software Releases (In Situ, Jar)
    Co-Developed with Allen Lee & Jim deVos, Martin Paolo, and Daniel Tossello 2013
  • The Digital Archaeological Record Software Releases (Grid & Harris)
    Co-Developed with Allen Lee & Jim deVos, Martin Paolo, Daniel Tossello, and Conal Tuohy 2012
  • Sustainable Archaeological Databases Ñ a view from Digital Antiquity, Society for Historic Archaeology Blog, http://www.sha.org/blog/?p=1644
    Co-Authored with Francis McManamon 2012
  • Guides to Good Practice for Digital Archiving in Archaeology. http://www.guidestogoodpractice.org/
  • Editor and contributor in the project with Digital Antiquity and Archaeology Data Service 2011
  • The Digital Archaeological Record Software Releases (Cadaster, Debitage, Eolian, &Fluvial)
    Co-Developed with Allen Lee, Matt Cordial, & Jim deVos 2011
  • The Transatlantic Archaeology Gateway: Bridging the Digital Ocean
    Stuart Jeffrey, Lei Xia, Julian Richards, Jon Bateman, Keith Kintigh, Francis Pierce-McManamon, Adam Brin 2011
  • Digital Antiquity and the Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR): Broadening Access and Ensuring Long-Term Preservation for Digital Archaeological Data"
    http://csanet.org/newsletter/fall10/nlf1002.html
    Co-authored with Francis Pierce McManamon and Keith Kintigh, published by the Center for the Study of Architecture (CSA) 2010
  • The Digital Archaeological Record Software Releases (Azimuth & Balk)
    Co-Developed with Allen Lee & Matt Cordial 2010
  • NasaImages.org software and collection development
    Co-developed with Internet Archive, Luna Imaging, and Cartography Associates 2008
  • SMS Plugin for III Library Catalog 2007
  • Tri-Colleges Library Guides Access and Management System
    Co-developed with Spenser Lamm, Kelly Mueller, and Greg Posey 2006
  • Insight 4.1 System Administration and Getting Started Guides 2003
  • The 2002 AMICO Library and Associated Publishing System
    Co-Developed and Managed with AMICO Editorial Team, Jennifer Trant, Kelly Richmond, and Matt Kurtz 2002
  • Museums and the Web 2001, Online Proceedings and Conference Proceedings
    http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2002/index.html
    Edited with David Bearman, Jennifer Trant, and Conference Committee 2002
  • The 2001 AMICO Library and Associated Publishing System
    Co-Developed and Managed with AMICO Editorial Team, Jennifer Trant, Kelly Richmond, and Matt Kurtz 2001
  • Museums and the Web 2001, Online Proceedings and Conference Proceedings
    http://www.museumsandtheweb.com/mw2001/index.html
    Edited with David Bearman, Jennifer Trant, and Conference Committee 2001
  • Petra Great Temple Excavations Volume I, Brown University Excavations 1993-1997, CD-ROM, designed by Adam Brin (M. S. Joukowsky ed.) (to accompany the 1998 Five Year Report) 2000

Conference Presentations

  • Linking Transdisciplinary Data to Study the Long-Term Human Ecodynamics of the North Atlantic: The cyberNABO Project
    Colleen Strawhacker, Thomas McGovern, Emily Lethbridge, Gisli Palsson and Adam Brin 2016
  • SKOPE: Bringing Continent-scale, Local Paleoenvironmental Data to Researchers and the Public
    R. Kyle Bocinsky and Adam Brin 2016
  • tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record): A Domain Repository for Archaeology 2016
    Leigh Anne Ellison and Adam Brin
  • Beyond Archiving: Synthesizing Data with tDAR 2016
    Adam Brin and Leigh Anne Ellison
  • Curating and Preserving Digital Archaeological Data: A Guide to Good Practice
    Jodi Reeves Flores and Adam Brin 2016
  • AIA & Digital Antiquity Professional Workshop on Digital Curation
    Jodi Reeves Flores and Adam Brin 2016
  • The CyberNABO Project
    Colleen Strawhacker, Phillip Buckland, Emily Lethbridge, Adolf Fridriksson, Adam Brin, Rachel Opitz, Thomas Dawson, and Tom McGovern 2015
  • SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE "LINKING THE MIDDLE AGES" WORKSHOP (MAY 11-12, 2015) at the University of Texas at Austin (contributor) 2015
  • Projections for the Future: Best Practices for the Preservation and Publication of Geospatial Data (Panelist), Archaeological Institute of America, 116th Joint annual Meeting 2015
  • Synthesizing Legacy Data: Using tDAR's Data Integration Tool.
    Society for American Archaeology Conference. Leigh Anne Ellison and Adam Brin 2015
  • Access and Preserve Archaeological Information with tDAR (the Digital Archaeological Record), American Institute of Archaeology Conference. Co-authored with Francis McManamon, Keith Kintigh, and Mary Whelan Seattle, Washington. 2013
  • Four Core Tenets of Long-Term Sustainability
    FAIMS Stocktaking Workshop, Sydney, Australia 2012
  • Library Interoperability and Lessons Learned
    FAIMS Stocktaking Workshop, Sydney, Australia 2012
  • Unpacking the Definition of a "Digital Repository"
    FAIMS Stocktaking Workshop, Sydney, Australia 2012
  • Introducing Digital Antiquity and tDAR. Society for Historical Archaeology Conference. Co-authored with Francis McManamon. Baltimore, Maryland. 2012
  • "The Digital Archaeological Record Ð an Analytic Data Repository for Archaeology"
  • http://www.tdar.org/news/2011/06/digital-antiquity-presents-tdar-at-digital-humanities-2011/
  • Co-authored with Francis Pierce McManamon and Allen Lee, presented at Digital Humanities, sponsored by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations 2011
  • "Building on the Catalog"
    Innovative Users Group Meeting, San Jose 2007

ARCHAEOLOGICAL Fieldwork and Research

  • Technical Consultant, Staff 1998 - 2000
  • Petra Great Temple Excavation, Providence, RI & Petra Jordan
  • Lab Assistant 1997 - 2000
  • Dig Afognak Conservation Lab, Providence, RI

Synergystic Activities

  • Steering Committee Member, Federated Archaeological Information Management Systems 2012-
  • Consultant, Australian Historical Archaeological Database 2011 - 2013
  • Trans-Atlantic Gateway Project Digital Antiquity & ADS http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/research/tag 2010
  • ARTstor Hosting Advisory Committee Member 2007 - 2008
  • Tri-College Libraries Strategic Planning Committee 2005 - 2008
  • Tri-College Libraries Operations Committee 2007 - 2008
  • Tri-College Libraries Library Web Services Committee Chair 2005 - 2008
  • HathiTrust Discovery Interface Working Group 2009 - 2010
  • University of California Next Generation Melvyl Committee Member 2008 - 2010
  • NSF / Brown University Shape Project 1999 - 2000
    http://www.lems.brown.edu/shape/

Open Source Projects & Contributions

  • • MDID
  • • VUFind
  • • InputEx
  • • Hibernate
  • • Hibernate Search
  • • Struts2
  • • tDAR

Software Platforms & Programming Experience

  • • Java
  • • JavaScript
  • • Perl
  • • PHP
  • • ASP.net
  • • JSP
  • • Ruby
  • • Python
  • • Visual Basic
  • • Expect
  • • Shell Scripting
  • • Hibernate
  • • Struts2
  • • Spring &anp; Spring MVC
  • • Lucene & Solr
  • • AngularJS
  • • JQuery
  • • CSS
  • • XML/XPath/XSLT
  • • RDF
  • • Maven
  • • Ant
  • • Photoshop
  • • Illustrator
  • • InDesign

Other Technology

  • • Apache
  • • IIS
  • • Tomcat
  • • Jetty
  • • Filemaker
  • • Access
  • • PostgresSQL
  • • PostGIS
  • • Oracle
  • • MSSQL
  • • MySql
  • • Sybase
  • • HSQLDB

Library Technology

  • • Innovative Interfaces Millenium & ILS
  • • WorldCat Local
  • • SFX
  • • Verde
  • • Aleph
  • • ContentDM
  • • Insight
  • • Ariel
  • • MDID
  • • DSpace
  • • Fedora
  • • Z39.50
  • • Embark
  • • OAI-PMH
  • • OAI-ORE
  • • Linked Open Data