About Me

I am currently the Head of Digital Programs and Services at LSU Libraries in beautiful Baton Rouge, LA. In this role I serve as an ambassador for the Libraries’ digital programs by building working relationships with the university community and external partners. I also supervise the development and management of the Libraries’ online presence, digital exhibitions, and digital scholarship.

Previously, I was the Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology at the American Philosophical Society Library, where I helped form the Center for Digital Scholarship.

Open Historic Data

I believe open historic data is an important new service offered by special collections libraries. Open data is data that can be used, mixed up, combined with other projects, and used for any other projects. I've worked with a wide variety of open historic data projects.

Historic Prison Data

Open dataset created from admission books from the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA, 1830-1850.

Historic Postal Records

Open dataset created from postal record books kept by Benjamin Franklin, May 25, 1748 to July 23, 1752.

Digital Projects & Web Exhibits

In addition to ensuring open historic data is available for others, I have used it for the following projects

Eastern Apps: Visualizing Historic Prison Data

A series of apps building visualizations from the historic prison data. Built during Steve Marti's time at the APS's Center for Digital Scholarship

Mapping a World of Paine

Visualizing the intellectual network of Thomas Paine, using the collections and collection data of the Thomas Paine material at the American Philosophical Society Library.