I am a freelance consultant, specializing in Web-based Education and Outreach Programs, Website Design Strategy and Information Architecture for not-for-profit, education and small business organizations. My primary goal is to ensure effective information architecture for optimal site findability and user accessibility.
In addition, I provide quality website strategy, business analysis, social media integration, user surveys, graphic design, and HTML/PHP/AJAX coding.
I am active in the information architecture community through the Information Architecture Institute, where I serve as Operations Manager, and have access to IA tools, research and a worldwide network of IA professionals.
I have been nominated to present three projects at the Pratt SILS Student Showcase on May 10, 2013, including a review of technology platforms for a digital humanities skillshare application; a group project on linked open data at cultural heritage institutions in which I studied the Australian War Memorial, EU Screen and the Deutsche National Bibliotek; and a group project on folksonomies and social tagging in museums, which was presented at the 2013 Information Architecture Summit.
A Survey of Digital Humanities Skillshare Applications, nominated for the Pratt SILS Showcase:
The DH skillshare website is available here: DH Skillshare
Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage, group project nominated for Pratt SILS Student Showcase. Poster, presentation and paper below.
LOD for CH Poster:
LOD for CH Presentation:
Paper: Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage
By Jeff Edelstein, Lola Galla, Carolyn Li-Madeo, Julia Marden, Alison Rhonemus, Noreen Whysel
Abstract: This paper surveys the landscape of linked open data projects in cultural heritage, exam- ining the work of groups from around the world. Traditionally, linked open data has been ranked using the five star method proposed by Tim Berners-Lee. We found this ranking to be lacking when evaluating how cultural heritage groups not merely develop linked open datasets, but find ways to used linked data to augment user experience. Building on the five-star method, we developed a six-stage life cycle describing both dataset development and dataset usage. We use this framework to describe and evaluate fifteen linked open data projects in the realm of cultural heritage.
Download the paper: Linked Open Data for Cultural Heritage
Poster: Folksonomies and Social Tagging in Museums, created with Kathleen Dowling and Dana Hart and presented at the 2013 Information Architecture Summit in Baltimore on April 5. This poster was nominated for the Pratt SILS Student Showcase on May 10:
Presentation: Folksonomies and Social Tagging in Museums
Class Presentation on Digital Humanities in the Field of Archaeology:
Presentation: IA of Emergency Response (for designers) from IxDA's July 12 meeting.
More presentations on Slideshare.