Putting the Wagon Before the Horse: Implementing CCO in Gallery System's TMS (Dec. 2009) This plus two other essays concerning implementing the cataloging standard CCO (Cataloging Cultural Objects) in Gallery System's TMS, including a critical appraisal of CCO as a metadata standard for information retrieval (enhanced end-user access) and also using the AAT for authority control over a museum catalog.
CCO as a Metadata Standard for the Retrieval of Museum Cataloging Records: A Critical Review (Dec. 2009). Explores CCO as a metadata standard for traditional relational database vs. text search strategies. The HTML version is here.
in the Academy," First Things, 1994, is an excerpted
letter written to Dr. George Marsden, Professor of History at the
University of Notre Dame, while I was a graduate student at Indiana
University. He submitted the letter for publication to First
Things magazine, where after I was interviewed by the
Chronicle of Higher Education.
Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Library, Mill
Valley, CA 2007 Created the library's website while working as Digital Services Librarian.
Museum of Printing History, Houston,
2005 As former Curator and Assistant
Director, I could easily write about the museum and its collections.
I came up with the tag, "A place for all types." The typetray was
designed in Illustrator. Images rotate in and out of some of the
boxes. Home button was added later-logo is
library page, Houston, 2005 A crisper logo was not available. I
created the banner in Photoshop. This was part of an engagement to
automate the library, perform cataloging, and train the
Bayou Preservation Association, Houston,
2000 As well as the site iteslf, I generated much of the
content. BPA is an organization dedicated to beautifying and
encouraging recreational use of Houston's bayous. I created the maps
Artist's Site draft (proof-of-concept only) An artist friend wanted a website, and I cranked this out for
him using FrontPage; but he couldn't afford web hosting or a domain
name so it never went anywhere.
MFAH TMS Data Standards Manual (2011). Implemented standards for cataloging objects accessioned into the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. This project was funded by a grant from the IMLS (Institute for Museum and Library Services). These data standards are specifically for cataloging into a museum registration system called "TMS."
CHR Solutions (2012). CHR is a telecommunications software and managed services company. Drafting business requirements for a document and a contract management system which I may also be implementing . . . carving out a new niche.