Project Team

Project Co-Director Worthy Martin, an Associate Professor of Computer Science and an Associate Director of IATH, has been one of the prime information architects on numerous digital humanities projects through IATH. He will provide expert advice on all aspect of the project design and implementation.

Ray Larson, Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. Larson's current research focuses on several related areas of information retrieval and digital libraries, including how to exploit XML structure and content in heterogeneous collections of XML documents. His work on the IMLS-funded project entitled Bringing Lives to Light: Biography In Context is directly related to key components of SNAC. Larson, with a graduate student programmer, will be responsible for extracting names from discursive text; matching, merging, and enhancement of authority records; and mapping data documenting relations among named entities into RDF.

Project Director Daniel Pitti, Associate Director of IATH, is the chief technical architect of both the EAD and EAC-CPF standards and a member of the both the SAA EAD Working Group and the SAA EAC Working Group. In addition to his work with archives and libraries, he has extensive experience in the design and implementation of scholar-driven humanities research projects that employ advanced technologies. As Project Director, he will be responsible for overall supervision and coordination of the project. He will directly supervise two IATH programmers that will work on the project. He will contribute archival, authority control, and technological expertise in the development of the open-source software and prototype access system.

Brian Tingle, Technical Lead, Digital Special Collections, California Digital Library (CDL), has been involved in designing and building web-based access systems for UC Libraries for the last 13 years, including the OAC and Calisphere. Since 2001, he has worked extensively with EAD as the lead technical architect for the OAC. Tingle has experience with all aspects of web development and production including server side technologies that will be used in this project such as XTF, front-end technologies including JavaScript and CSS, user-centered interaction design methodologies, and information architecture.

Adrian Turner, Data Consultant, Digital Special Collections, California Digital Library (CDL), has been a member of the CDL since 2002, and has experience coordinating OAC operations, supporting OAC contributors with EAD encoding, and troubleshooting and quality control checking of encoded content vis-à-vis OAC displays. He has successfully managed CDL activities on past and ongoing collaborative grant projects, such as the multi-year (2000-present) LSTA-funded Local History Digital Resources Program. His previous work experience includes processing archival collections, including the use of EAD and MARC21 standards. He will be responsible for coordinating CDL's work on the project, assisting with quality control checking of records and prototype system, and coordinating assessment and usability testing on the prototype system.

Advisory Board

Jodi Allison-Bunnell is Program Manager at Northwest Digital Archives, Orbis Cascade Alliance.

Scot French is the Director of the Virginia Center for Digital History, University of Virginia.

Edward Gaynor is Head of Collection Development and Description at the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia.

Mary Lacy is Manuscript Librarian, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

Michelle Light is Archivist and Acting Head of Special Collections and Archives, Libraries at the University of California, Irvine.


Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, University of Virginia
• Project management

School of Information, University of California, Berkeley
• Development of software to extract and derive EAC-CPF records from EAD finding aids
• Development of software to match the derived EAC-CPF records against one another to identify and merge duplicates. Will also match the resulting set of EAC-CPF records against authority records in the Library of Congress Name Authority File (LCNAF) and the Getty Vocabulary Program Union List of Artists' Names (ULAN).

California Digital Library
• Development of prototype access system