Welcome...

My experience ranges from academia to private sector; from libraries to corporate. As a creative technologist, I write, teach, and consult on web technologies, offering customized and personalized metadata training and customized technology solutions to libraries, nonprofits, and others. I believe in the power of education, learning, and access to technology to facilitate transformative change in individuals, groups, and communities, solving problems in innovative and creative ways. As a lifelong learner and technology explorer, I have contributed to many metadata projects and groups across the web. I am keenly interested  in the creative intersection between social and semantic web technology -- the crossroads between what we do and create; and how technology can be used to make our lives richer and more creative. We are all content creators - how can we harness the power of that knowledge and wealth of resources?

Research interests: Metadata (digital objects; 3D digital; more), openaccess, open learning/open educational resources, semantic web; social media; new & creative technologies

Selected training topics:

  • Digital Identity
  • Privacy in a Public World
  • Metadata is Everywhere
  • Linking the Semantic (Linked data & semantic web)
  • RDA: Under the Hood
  • Personal Learning Networks
  • Free on the Internet! Open Educational Resources in Higher Ed

::: Author of: When do I have Time to be Professionally Active? ; New Encyclopedia of Georgia Author (entries in Arts and Entertainment); , Content Divergent (essays on technology); Semantic Web Technologies and Social Search (Co-author; 2012)
PROJECTS
::: LOR/Portal Manager (Open Learning Objects Repository), 2013-
::: Engineers Week Team, 2014
::: Drupal Exploration University of Georgia Libraries, 2013
::: USG Web Editors Group, Founding member, 2014
::: Digital Library of Georgia, Civil Rights Digital Library and GALILEO Knowledge Repository (project groups; metadata consultation);
:::Peabody Awards Review Committee Chair 2009-2013

SKILLS
:::Tailored and customized learner centered training; Metadata & SEO freelance work (websites, digitized content (images & maps) and mixed formats (newspapers, multimedia, learning objects)). Development of standards and identification of appropriate schemas and controlled vocabulary Proficient in CMS systems (Wordpress, Drupal) and library catalog systems; HTML/CSS; Adobe CS; MySQL; some php & javascript.

Other resources: My dossier at http://www.robinfay.net/cv (built in Jquery following the defined guidelines for a dossier for promotion; my rank at the University of Georgia was Librarian IV, the highest rank eligible) or  see my about.me/robinfay to get to all of my materials across the social webs. I am an Instagrammer, a Facebooker, a Tweeter, a Pinterester...