I am a librarian and the Director of Media & Access at the Internet Archive, a nonprofit library dedicated to collecting all the world’s knowledge and making it available to everyone for free. In this position, I manage the media collections on archive.org, which contain 89+ million items consuming 99 Petabytes of unique storage and serving 1.6 million patrons per day. My team acquires and preserves movies, television, radio, music, books, and software. We maintain the command-line interface and python tools for bulk uploading, the public metadata schema, provide a help center and community support, and work with external volunteers and partners to add media to the library. Previously I managed a complete revamp of the archive.org web site design, I ran the Wayback Machine for 4 years, founded our web wide crawling project, and brought OpenLibrary.org from initial conception through launch.

I am also the current RFC Series Consulting Editor (RSCE). The RFC Series contains documents that define how the Internet functions. More than 9,300 RFCs have been written by thousands of volunteers and these documents and protocols are the underpinnings of the Internet systems we use every day. As the RSCE I help maintain the archival quality of the RFC Series, and provide guidance on the policies and processes for publishing these important documents (and if you want more info about that, you can go read the RFC that defines the position!).

You can read more about previous positions on linkedin.

I also like to make stuff. All opinions expressed on this site are my own.

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