Hi! I'm the lead Web Developer for the Smithsonian Libraries with nearly two decades of experience in software, web development and internet technology. I received my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1994. Among other things, I spent eight years as a small business owner doing website development and consulting for a variety of clients before I moved to the Smithsonian Libraries in 2009.
When it comes to computers, I am a generalist with a broad and ever-growing understanding of computers and internet technology. However, I keep my focus on web and internet software development because that's my first love. (After comptuers. And my spouse. And my cat. Not in that order.)
I am currently overseeing the transition of the Biodiversity Heritage Library to a new hosting environment. Exciting times!
Outside of work, I have many analog interests, including LEGO, cooking, tabletop gaming, travel, photography, and philately.
Articles and Slides
Pilsk SC, Kalfatovic MR, Richard JM (2016) Unlocking Index Animalium: from paper slips to bytes and bits. In: Michel E (Ed.) Anchoring Biodiversity Information: From Sherborn to the 21st century and beyond. ZooKeys 550: 153-171. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.550.9673
Article: Thompson, Keri and Richard, Joel. 2013. Moving Our Data to the Semantic Web: Leveraging a Content Management System to Create the Linked Open Library. Journal of Library Metadata, 13(2-3): 290-309. http://hdl.handle.net/10088/22149