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:
- 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
- Introduction to Content Management Systems
- Wordpress and Drupal
::: 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)
::: 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
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... find me everywhere as @georgiawebgurl.