This is a place to put some of the things I’m working on. I am currently the university archivist in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives at the University of Albany, SUNY.

I focus on collecting documentation of the university and making it available for research use. I get to solve problems with paper records and legacy digital records, work with metadata at scale, and create ways to make a lot of content available on the web.

I do a ton of work with Python, Rails, APIs, obsolete digital formats, and web technologies. I also manage the department’s ArchivesSpace instance, ArcLight access system, and Hyrax digital repository.

I have a research background in 19th century American History and did some work on how people understood faraway places, particularly the Eastern Mediterranean.

This is not totally a blog, but a place to share things I’ve written, spoken about, or coded. I also have some plans to write stuff here that’s not really suitable for publication.