Associate Director, Digital Services & Program Director, BHL
Associate Director, Smithsonian Libraries and Program Director, The Biodiversity Heritage Library
At Smithsonian Libraries, he manages mass digitization, scholarly communications, and data analysis. Additionally, internship programs and education outreach as well as social media and product development are under his management.
As the program director for the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL), a consortium of twenty natural history, botanical garden, and research libraries, he participates in the global coordination of the BHL project working with BHL nodes in China, Brazil, Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the European Union, Singapore, and Egypt.
Current research interests include linked data, taxonomic intelligence and other analysis tools; and the data curation and related issues that surround the publication of Smithsonian Contributions and Studies series in an electronic format.He is a frequent contributor of articles and reviews and the author of three books, “Creating a Winning Online Exhibition: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums”, “The Fine Arts Projects of the New Deal: An Annotated Bibliography”, “Nile Notes of a Howadji: A Bibliography of Travelers' Tales from Egypt, from the Earliest time to 1918”. He earned his MSLS from SLIS at the Catholic University of America in 1990. He can be found on twitter @udcmrk and maintains a blog at http://www.udc793.org. He has an inordinate fondness for dodos.
Creating a Winning Online Exhibition: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Chicago and London: American Library Association, 2002.
The Fine Arts Projects of the New Deal: An Annotated Bibliography. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1994. 504 p.
Nile Notes of a Howadji: A Bibliography of Travelers' Tales from Egypt, from the Earliest time to 1918. Metuchen,N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1992. 427 p.
"Geocoding LCSH in the Biodiversity Heritage Library," with Chris Freeland, Jay Paige, and Marc Crozier. Cod4Lib Journal Issue 2 (March 24, 2008).
"Nile Notes of a Howadji: American Travellers in Egypt, 1837-1903," pp. 239-59 in Unfolding the Orient: Travelers in Egypt and the Near East, edited by Paul and Janet Starkey. Reading, UK: Ithaca Press, 2001.
"Web-based Markup Languages: HTML, DHTML, and XML," pp.68-76 in The Cybrarian's Manual 2 edited by Pat Ensor. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000.
"Re-Defining the Library Meme: Memory and Imagination," pp.155-65 in Information Imagineering: Meeting at the Interface edited by Milton T. Wolf, Pat Ensor, and Mary Augusta Thomas. Chicago: American Library Association, 1998.
“A Note on Milton's ‘Lycidas’.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews 7.4 (October 1994): 208-09.
“Sex, Lies and European Hegemony: Travel Literature and Ideology,” with Janice Bailey-Goldschmidt. Journal of Popular Culture 26.4 (Spring 1993): 141-53.
“Faulkner's 'Knight's Gambit'.” Explicator 45.3 (Spring 1987): 47-48.