Team Lead, eagle-i. Harvard Catalyst | Clinical and Translational Science Center
Curator/Steward/Describer/Translator/Taxonomer/Project Manager of data in any form you care to throw at me. My goal is always to get the most out of the data for the end user, and have it easily accessible from multiple points. Currently interested in digital curation and research data, linked data and working with NLP-based technology to build effective text-mining tools, especially when applied towards aiding interdisciplinary research. Highly skilled in the ability to translate complex technological concepts to a non-techie audience. Experienced in handling archival materials and digitization projects, complex digital objects and their dependencies, metathesauri, and metadata standards/schemas. Currently working with researchers in the scientific and digital humanities fields to describe, package and transfer their data to our search and discovery tool. Major considerations throughout the process include maximum re-use and understanding of the data by end users, proper application of copyright, licensing and access levels, and the constant analysis of our data model for flexibility and effective interaction with open repository software. Specialties: Data curation, data analysis, metadata standards and schemas, digitization of archival materials, indexing and taxonomies, data design for bibliographic databases, project management, and translator of techie language and concepts to non-techie people.