Brooklyn, NY —   mark@matienzo.org  www.matienzo.org

Education

  • Master of Science in Information (Archives & Records Management), University of Michigan, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, 2001

Experience

  Full-Time Director of Technology, Digital Public Library of America, Boston, MA (Dec 2013 – Present)

Responsible for the overall technology vision, architecture, and oversees and contributes to implementation for an early-stage non-profit organization dedicated to free and open access to digitized cultural heritage material. Oversees and manages developer team and contractors.

  Full-Time Digital Archivist, Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT (Jan 2010 – Dec 2013)
Librarian II, Jan 2010 – Aug 2013; Librarian III (continuing appointment), Sep 2013 – Dec 2013 (awarded Jul 2013)

Development and implementation of tools, specifications, systems and workflows to manage born-digital archival material. Led design and implementation of a forensic acquisition and processing lab space shared by MSSA and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Lead digital archivist on Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project, Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship (AIMS). Portion of time seconded to ArchivesSpace (see below).

  Secondment Technical Architect, ArchivesSpace Project, New York University, New York, NY, (Jul 2011 – Dec 2013)

Technical lead and product owner on Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project to develop a new, best-of-breed open source archival management system merging functionality of Archivists’ Toolkit and Archon. Responsible for establishing software development priorities, performing functional acceptance testing, leading review and revision process of functional specifications, and creation of technical documentation and architectural recommendations.

  Part-Time Adjunct Professor, Drexel University iSchool, Philadelphia, PA (Sep 2011 – June 2013)

Instructor of INFO 756: Digital Preservation (taught Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013).

  Consulting Consultant, Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science, Philadelphia, PA (Aug 2009 – Aug 2011)

Development of a multi-institutional search portal for bibliographic records, using Python, Ruby and Solr.

  Consulting Consultant, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY (May 2011 – Jul 2011)

Development of a PHP plugin to import MARCXML data from Archivists’ Toolkit into their WordPress-based online catalog.

  Full-Time Applications Developer, Digital Experience Group, New York Public Library, New York, NY (Jun 2008 – Jan 2010)

Developer for projects integrating library and archival data and metadata in structured and semi-structured forms. Drupal development (modules, views, content types, data migration) for the Library’s website. Implementation of a multiple instance Solr deployment for searching and indexing content within Drupal.

  Part-Time Adjunct Professor, Palmer School of Library & Information Science, Long Island University (Sep 2009 – Dec 2009)

Instructor of LIS 901-08 Building Digital Libraries: Infrastructural and Social Aspects (taught Fall 2009).

  Full-Time Assistant Archivist, Niels Bohr Library, American Institute of Physics, College Park, MD (Mar 2006 – May 2008)

Appraisal and arrangement of archival collections. DACS-compliant archival description in MARC21 and EAD; authority control and service as NACO liaison. Led test implementation of Archivists’ Toolkit. Database administration (Access, Oracle, Sybase) and programming (Python, SQL, XSLT, Perl). In person, telephone, and electronic reference.

  Contract Project Archivist, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Suitland, MD (Sep 2005 – Feb 2006)

Full-level cataloging using SirsiDynix Horizon of 19th century Plains Indian ledger art for submission to ARTstor.

  Contract Catalog Librarian, Research Collections, ProQuest Information & Learning, Ann Arbor, MI (Jun 2004 – Aug 2005)

High-quality bibliographic cataloging in OCLC Connexion of microfilmed material from 16th-20th centuries.

Skills

  • Natural Languages: Spoken and written English; reading knowledge of French and Latin.
  • Programming Languages: Ruby, Python, PHP, SQL, Unix shell scripts, Perl, Java.
  • Applications: Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Archivists’ Toolkit.
  • Disk imaging: FTK Imager, Guymager, KryoFlux, Catweasel, FC5025.
  • Forensic analysis: The Sleuth Kit, fiwalk, Forensic Toolkit, PRTK, Registry Viewer.
  • Web Frameworks/Content Management Systems: Rails, Sinatra, Drupal, Django, web.py, WordPress.
  • Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, Free/Net/OpenBSD, Solaris, VMS.
  • Database Systems/Persistence: MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB, Oracle, Access.
  • Search, Harvesting, and Indexing: Lucene (Solr, Nutch), SRU/Z39.50 (Zebra, YAZ), OAI-PMH.
  • Web/Markup Languages: XML, JSON, XHTML, XSLT 1.0 and 2.0, XSL-FO, CSS, TEI, XQuery.
  • Semantic Web Technologies: RDF, SKOS, OWL, SPARQL.
  • Archival/Library Metadata Standards: EAD, MODS, METS, PREMIS, MARC21/MARCXML, DACS, Dublin Core, AACR2, LCRI, DCRM(B).
  • System Administration: Linux, Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, Postfix.
  • Classification Standards & Thesauri: LCSH, LCNAF/NACO, LC Classification, AAT, TGM, MeSH, DDC.
  • Bibliographic Utilities: OCLC, RLIN, Classweb, Cataloger’s Desktop, NUC pre-1956, NUCMC.
  • Library Management Systems: Innovative Interfaces, SirsiDynix Horizon, Ex Libris Voyager.

Service

International

  • Association of Canadian Archivists. Guest Editor, Archivaria 72 (Fall 2011), Sep 2010 – Sep 2011.
  • Media Archaeology Lab. Advisory Board, Oct 2012 – Present.
  • Society of American Archivists. Schema Development Team. Mar 2010 – Present.

National

  • BitCurator. Development Advisory Group. Oct 2011 – Present.
  • Institute for Museum and Library Services. Peer Reviewer, 2010-2012.
  • Museum Computer Network. Standards Special Interest Group. Chair, Nov 2008 – Oct 2009.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities. Peer Reviewer, 2011.
  • National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Peer Reviewer, 2009 and 2011.
  • OCLC Research. RLG Programs. Barriers to Using EAD Working Group. Nov 2008 – Mar 2010.
  • OCLC Research. RLG Programs. Sharing & Aggregating Social Metadata Working Group. Jan 2009 – Aug 2009.
  • Society of American Archivists. Communications Technology Working Group. Sep 2007 – Aug 2009.
  • Society of American Archivists. Description Section. Co-Chair, Aug 2006 – Aug 2008.
  • Society of American Archivists. Digital Archives Specialist Curriculum Subcommittee. Jul 2011 – Aug 2012.
  • Society of American Archivists. Electronic Records Section. Steering Committee, Aug 2010 – Aug 2011 and Aug 2012 – Present.
  • Society of American Archivists. Encoded Archival Description Roundtable. Co-Chair, Aug 2010 – Aug 2012.
  • Society of American Archivists. Metadata and Digital Object Roundtable. Web Liaison, Aug 2006 – Aug 2011.
  • Society of American Archivists. RLG Programs Roundtable. Co-Chair, Aug 2008 – Aug 2009.
  • Society of American Archivists. Technical Subcommittee on Descriptive Standards. Sep 2007 – Aug 2009.

Institutional

  • Yale University. Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure. Digital Preservation Planning Committee. May 2010 – Apr 2012.
  • Yale University. Silliman College. Fellow, Jan 2013 – Dec 2013.
  • Yale University Library. Finding Aids Coordinating Committee. Aug 2010 – Dec 2013.
  • Yale University Library. Sustainability Steering Committee. Oct 2011 – Jul 2012.

Publications

Articles and Published Conference Papers

PDF Matienzo, Mark A. and Amy Rudersdorf. “The Digital Public Library of America Ingestion Ecosystem: Lessons Learned After One Year of Large-Scale Collaborative Metadata Aggregation.” Forthcoming; Proceedings of the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2014. Preprint: arXiv:1408.1713.

PDF Matienzo, Mark A. and Katherine Kott. “ArchivesSpace: A Next-Generation Archives Management System.” In Museums and the Web 2013: Proceedings. Published April 9, 2013. Available from mw2013.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/archivesspace-a-next-generation-archives-management-system.

Matienzo, Mark A. “‘New Contexts of Permanent Change’ in Digital Archivy.” Archivaria 72, Fall 2011.

PDF Matienzo, Mark A. “Linked Data and the Future of Archival Description.” ARC Magazine, June 2010.

PDF Matienzo, Mark A. “Using the OCLC WorldCat APIs.” Python Magazine 3(6), June 2009.

Research Reports, White Papers, and Technical Reports

PDF AIMS Work Group. AIMS Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship. Published online at: www2.lib.virginia.edu/aims/whitepaper/, January 2012.

PDF ArchivesSpace Technical Design Meeting: Summary Report on Technical Architecture. Prepared by Mark A. Matienzo for ArchivesSpace. Published online at: www.archivesspace.org/documents/reports, July 2010.

PDF Combs, Michele, Mark A. Matienzo, Merrilee Proffitt, and Lisa Spiro. Over, Under, Around, and Through: Getting Around Barriers to EAD Implementation. Report produced by OCLC Research in support of the RLG Partnership. Published online at: www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2010/2010-04.pdf, February 2010.

Book Reviews

Matienzo, Mark A. Digital Curation: A How-To-Do-It Manual by Ross Harvey, New York: Neal Schuman, 2010. Archivaria 73, Spring 2012.

Matienzo, Mark A. Memory Practices in the Sciences by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2006. Journal of the Association of History & Computing 10(1), February 2007. Available from http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.3310410.0010.105.

Miscellaneous Unpublished Papers

PDF Matienzo, Mark A. “Canonization, Archivalization, and the ‘Archival Imaginary’.” Paper presented at Archive Fervour/Archive Further: Literature, Archives, and Literary Archives, Aberystwyth, Wales, July 9-11, 2008. Available from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/216929.

PDF Matienzo, Mark A. “Uncovering our Tracks: Ideology and the Archival Enterprise.” 2004. Available from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105217.

PDF Matienzo, Mark A. “The ethnology of nowhere, everywhere: Marc Augé’s Non-places as an analytical tool for supermodern ahistory and transience.” 2004.

PDF Matienzo, Mark A. “On anarchivism: perpetuating the postmodern turn within archival thought.” 2002. Available from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105702.

PDF Matienzo, Mark A. Hopefully, my arguments are dancing in the petri dish with a deadly strain of a linguistic virus, or, on the very importance of the metaphoric as semantic to communication, understanding, and the philosophy of language […]. BA thesis, College of Wooster, 2001. Available from http://cogprints.org/5070.

Presentations

National & International Presentations

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “The DPLA API.” LibHack 2014, Philadelphia, PA, Jan 24 2014. Invited

Slides Millman, David, Mark A. Matienzo, Katherine Kott, and Brad Westbrook. “ArchivesSpace 1.0 and Beyond.” Digital Library Federation Forum, Austin, TX, Nov 5 2013. Reviewed

Slides Kott, Katherine, Brad Westbrook, Mark A. Matienzo, and James Bullen. “ArchivesSpace: A Next-Generation Archives Management System.” Society of American Archivists, New Orleans, LA, Aug 17 2013. Reviewed

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. and Don Mennerich. “Pitfall! Working with Legacy Born Digital Materials in Special Collections.” Code4lib, Chicago, IL, Feb 12 2013. Voted

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “ArchivesSpace.” CurateGear, Chapel Hill, NC, Jan 9 2013. Invited

Slides Millman, David, Mark A. Matienzo, and Katherine Kott. “Sustaining ArchivesSpace.” Digital Library Federation Forum, Denver, CO, Nov 4 2012. Voted

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Using and Developing with Open Source Forensics Software in Digital Archives Programs.” Open Source Digital Forensics Conference, Chantilly, VA, Oct 3 2012. Reviewed

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Digital Archives, Digital Forensics, and Open Source Search: Developing Together.” Open Source Search Conference, Chantilly, VA, Oct 2 2012. Reviewed

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Using and Developing with Open Source Digital Forensics Software in Digital Archives Programs.” Society of American Archivists Research Forum, San Diego, CA, Aug 7, 2012. Reviewed

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Digital Forensics for Digital Archives.” Digital Preservation 2012, Arlington, VA, Jul 25, 2012. Invited

Video Gueguen, Gretchen, Mark A. Matienzo, Simon Wilson, and Peter Chan. “Born-Digital Collections: An Inter-Institutional Model for Stewardship.” ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group Webinar Series. Jun 7, 2012. Invited

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Accessioning-Based Metadata Extraction and Iterative Processing: Notes from the Field.” CurateGear, Chapel Hill, NC, Jan 6, 2012. Invited

Slides Kott, Katherine, and Mark A. Matienzo. “ArchivesSpace: Building a Next-Generation Archives Management Tool.” Digital Library Federation Forum, Baltimore, MD, Oct 31, 2011. Voted

Slides Gueguen, Gretchen, Mark A. Matienzo, Simon Wilson, and Peter Chan. “Born-Digital Archives in Collecting Repositories: Turning Challenges into Byte-Size Opportunities.” Society of American Archivists, Chicago, IL, Aug 27, 2011. Reviewed

Slides Kott, Katherine, and Mark A. Matienzo. “ArchivesSpace Update.” Society of American Archivists Archivists’ Toolkit/Archon Roundtable, Chicago, IL, Aug 24, 2011. Invited

Slides Glick, Kevin and Mark A. Matienzo. “Accessioning of Born-Digital Records.” CREW: Collecting Repositories E-Records Workshop, Chicago, IL, Aug 23, 2011.

Slides Abreu, Amelia, and Mark A. Matienzo. “Archival Sense-making: Personal Digital Archiving as an Iteration.” Personal Digital Archiving 2011, San Francisco, CA, Feb 24-25, 2011. Refereed

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Fiwalk With Me: Building Emergent Pre-Ingest Workflows for Digital Archival Records using Open Source Forensic Software.” Code4lib, Bloomington, IN, Feb 9, 2011. Voted

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Findability in the Flow: Discovery through Linking.” In “Not on Google? It Doesn’t Exist: Findability and Search Engine Optimization for Archives,” Society of American Archivists, Washington, DC, Aug 14, 2010. Reviewed

Poster Matienzo, Mark A. “Accessioning, Transfer, and Ingest Workflow for Born-Digital Archives in Collecting Repositories” (poster). Society of American Archivists Research Forum, Washington, DC, Aug 10, 2010. Refereed

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Online Presence and Participation.” In “Building, Managing, and Participating in Online Communities: Avoiding Culture Shock Online,” Society of American Archivists, Austin, TX, Aug 13, 2009. Reviewed

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Linked Data and Archival Description: Confluences, Contingencies, and Conflicts.” Society of American Archivists Encoded Archival Description Roundtable, Austin, TX, Aug 12, 2009. Invited

Slides Video Matienzo, Mark A. “How I Failed With Distributed Version Control Systems, Archival Metadata, and Workflow Integration.” Code4lib, Providence, RI, Feb 24, 2009. Voted

Slides Green, Jean, Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Mark A. Matienzo, and Amy C. Schindler. “Old Stuff, New Tricks: How Archivists Are Making Special Collections Even More Special Using Web 2.0 Technologies.” American Association for History & Computing, New York, NY, Jan 3, 2009. Reviewed

Slides Audio Matienzo, Mark A. “Cheeseburgers With Everything: Context, Content, and Connections in Archival Description.” EAD@10: A Symposium Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Encoded Archival Description. Society of American Archivists, San Francisco, CA, Aug 31, 2008. Invited

Paper Matienzo, Mark A. “Canonization, Archivalization, and the ‘Archival Imaginary’.” Archive Fervour/Archive Further: Literature, Archives, and Literary Archives, Aberystwyth, Wales, Jul 9-11, 2008. Reviewed

Slides Matienzo, Mark A., Amelia Abreu, Meredith Ferguson, and Merrilee Proffitt. “Rethinking Access And Descriptive Practice.” Society of American Archivists, Chicago, IL, Aug 31, 2007. Reviewed Chair

Regional Presentations

Slides Rudersdorf, Amy, and Mark A. Matienzo. “Pacific Northwest DPLA Metadatathon: Intro to DPLA Metadata.” Portland, OR, Jul 19, 2014. Invited

Matienzo, Mark A. “The Digital Public Library of America: An Introduction.” Metropolitan New York Library Council, New York, NY, Jul 2, 2014. Invited

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “The Digital Public Library of America: An Introduction.” New York Archives Conference, Binghamton, NY, Jun 6, 2014. Invited

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Among Place and Non-Place: Situating the Digital Public Library of America.” British Columbia Library Conference, Vancouver, BC, Apr 1, 2014. Invited

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “ArchivesSpace: Building a Next-Generation Archives Management Tool.” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Bethlehem, PA, Oct 22, 2011. Invited

Matienzo, Mark A. “New Directions for Archival Data.” New England Archivists, Providence, RI, Apr 2, 2011. Invited Chair

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Learning to Take, Learning to Give: Linking as Repurposing Metadata.” New England Archivists Spring Meeting, Mar 20, 2010. Invited

Matienzo, Mark A. “Perspectives of Encoded Archival Description at the Institutional, Research, and National Level,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Jersey City, NJ, Oct 2009. Invited Chair

Local Presentations

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “What We Learned by Aggregating Metadata for 7 Million Items.” Code4lib MDC, Washington, DC, Aug 11, 2014. Invited

Matienzo, Mark A. “DPLA After One Year,” ARTstor, New York, NY, Jun 12, 2014. Invited

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Archivists’ Toolkit (The AT).” CINE-GT.2031: Access to Moving Image Collections (guest lecture), New York University, New York, NY, Dec 12, 2012. Invited

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Linked Data and the Semantic Web in an Archival Context.” HIST-GA.2031: Advanced Archival Description (guest lecture), New York University, New York, NY, Dec 10, 2012. Invited

Video Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Using Open Source Digital Forensics Software for Digital Archives Workshop.” Society of American Archivists, University of Michigan Student Chapter, Ann Arbor, MI, Oct 19, 2012. Invited

Matienzo, Mark A. “Contextual Futures: The Meaning, Structure, and Use of Archival Description.” Gelman Library, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Oct 5, 2012. Invited

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Digital Forensics & Born-Digital Archives at Yale.” Librarian’s Conference Recap, Yale University Library Standing Committee on Professional Awareness, New Haven, CT, Sep 19, 2012.

Video Matienzo, Mark A. “Contextual Futures: The Meaning, Structure, and Use of Archival Description.” Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, College Park, MD, May 8, 2012. Invited

Paper Video Matienzo, Mark A. “WikiLeaks & the Archives and Records Profession: A Panel Discussion.” Archivists’ Roundtable of Metropolitan New York, New York, NY, Jan 25, 2011. Invited

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Linked Data and Archival Description: Confluences, Contingencies, and Conflicts.” Cornell University Library Metadata Working Group, Ithaca, NY, Feb 23, 2010. Invited

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Archives & The Semantic Web (for Archivists).” Archivists’ Roundtable of Metropolitan New York, New York, NY, Jun 23, 2009. Invited

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Archives & The Semantic Web (for Semantic Technologists).” New York Semantic Web Meetup, New York, NY, May 13, 2009. Invited

Miscellaneous Presentations, Lightning Talks and Unconference Sessions

Slides Matienzo, Mx A. “Dial-A-DPLA.” Code4lib, Raleigh, NC, Mar 26, 2014. Lightning Talk

Video Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Wielding the Whip: Affect, Archives, and Ontological Fusion.” Code4lib, Chicago, IL, Feb 14, 2013. Lightning Talk

Matienzo, Mark A. “Open Source Digital Forensics at Yale University.” LibDevConX3, Stanford, CA, Mar 2012. Lightning Talk

Matienzo, Mark A. “‘I’ve Got Good News’: Updates on Open Source Forensics for Archives.” Code4lib, Seattle, WA, Feb 2012. Lightning Talk

Video Matienzo, Mark A. “EAD and MARC sitting in a tree: D-R-U-P-A-L.” Code4lib, Asheville, NC, Feb, 2010. Lightning Talk

Video Matienzo, Mark A. “enjoysthin.gs.” Code4lib, Providence, RI, Feb 2009. Lightning Talk

Video Matienzo, Mark A. “HOWTO Meet People and Have Fun At Code4libcon 2009.” Code4lib, Providence, RI, Feb 2009. Lightning Talk

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “EPODe: Extensible Platform for Oral History Delivery.” The New York Public Library, Mar 28, 2008. Job Talk

Video Matienzo, Mark A. “HOWTO Meet People and Have Fun at Code4lib.” Code4lib, Portland, OR, Feb 2008. Lightning Talk

Video Matienzo, Mark A. “Archivists’ Toolkit.” Code4lib, Portland, OR, Feb 2008. Lightning Talk

Video Farrell, Gabriel, and Mark A. Matienzo. “Kochief: Kobold Chieftain, a.k.a. Fac-Back-OPAC.” Code4lib, Portland, OR, Feb 2008. Lightning Talk

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “ohilist.py: Processing MARC into HTML.” Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA, Oct 26, 2007. Job Talk

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Promoting Drexel University Through Its Archives.” Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Apr 17, 2007. Job Talk

Slides Matienzo, Mark A. “Planning for Disaster: How To Create Unmaintainable Indexing Workflow.” Code4lib, Athens, GA, Mar 1, 2007. Lightning Talk

Training and Continuing Education

  • AccessData Bootcamp (FTK, FTK Imager, PRTK, Registry Viewer), AccessData Corporation, Sep 2013.
  • Inreach and Outreach for Digital Archives, Society of American Archivists, Jun 2013.
  • Topic Modeling for Humanities Research Workshop, University of Maryland, Nov 2012.
  • Appraisal of Electronic Records, Society of American Archivists, May 2012.
  • Archives Leadership Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jul 2011.
  • Designing Archival Description Systems, Rare Book School, University of Virginia, Jul 2009.
  • PREMIS Data Dictionary Workshop, Library of Congress, Jun 2007.
  • NACO Name Authority Institute, Library of Congress, Nov 2006.
  • Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Society of American Archivists, Oct 2006.
  • Introduction to Grant Writing, Smithsonian Institution, Nov 2005.

Awards and Honors

  • Emerging Leader Award, Society of American Archivists, Aug 2012.
  • Movers and Shakers in Archives Award, ArchivesNext, Jul 2009.
  • School of Information Opportunity Scholarship, University of Michigan, Sep 2001 – Dec 2003.
  • Registration Scholarship, 10th Annual National Conference on the Management of Electronic Records, Sep 2002.
  • Honors, Senior Independent Study Thesis, College of Wooster, Apr 2001.
  • Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy Honors Society), College of Wooster, Apr 2000.
  • Arthur Holly Compton Scholarship, College of Wooster, Sep 1997 – May 2001.