About

Me

I am a Metadata Technologies Librarian at NCSU Libraries where I do all things metadata. I provide support for database technologies, help define metadata consultation, and explore new technologies that may impact metadata-related services. My research interests range from metadata sharing and reuse to linked data technologies. I am particularly fascinated with RDF, RDFS, OWL 2, and practical uses of all three.

Outside of work I'm an avid gamer; have been ever since my dad introduced me to Super Nintendo and Mario as a child. I also frequently engage in various coding projects during my spare time. I love learning new technologies, as you will see if you look at my CV.

If you would like to contact me, please send a message to my twitter account.

This Site

This site is meant to be a professional portfolio. It has evolved over time, beginning as a student/semi-professional portfolio as I came out of library school looking for employment, and now it's more of a fully professional portfolio of which I hope to carry throughout my career. As I (and my profession) become more refined, I'm sure the site will evolve even more.

I decided to make this About page my splash page, because I didn't really have anything special to say in a Home page that I couldn't express in the About. Other than that, my site structure should be self-explanatory.

One neat thing that you'll find on the side of each page is a set of links pointing to an RDF "distiller", RDF Translator. Each of my pages is embedded with JSON-LD. The distiller pulls out this embedded metadata and converts it to a variety of serializations of RDF and other linked data formats.

Metaman

During grad school I began a (now defunct) metadata blog called metaman.org. The name is a marriage of the words "metadata" (my profession) and "Megaman", one of my favorite video game characters. I liked the name so much that I decided to create a personal mascot of the same name. He's that loveable 8-bit character in the header.