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Jewel H. Ward
‎Consultant, SEO and Digital Stewardship

Expert in the theory and practice of information and data systems, including digital preservation and digital curation. I have over 20 years of combined experience with data and networked information in business, research, and academia.

 

I have primarily worked with data and metadata transfer and storage in software development groups. This includes the development, deployment, and/or stewardship of websites, digital libraries, data archives, and preservation data grids, including content development.

Expertise

The application of human-readable policies to computer code to ensure that an information system and its content are in automatic compliance with standards, regulations, and best practices.

Research and Development Interests

Machine-level policy implementation, data and metadata transfer, preservation systems and infrastructures, including: networked information, preservation data grids, the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), digital stewardship, the OAIS Reference Model (ISO 14721), Trusted Digital Repositories (ISO 16363), content analysis methodology, mark-up languages (HTML, XML, CSS), and, digital/data libraries and archives.

Research and Technology Skills

• Expertise with social science quantitative research techniques (data analytics and data analysis), including various statistical methods. Experienced with SPSS.

• Qualitative social science research knowledge included interview techniques and content analysis methodology. Proficient with related software such as NVIVO.

• Expertise with the integrated Rule-oriented Data System (iRODS) preservation policy enforcement, the Data Document Initiative (DDI) standard, and the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DCMES).

• Experienced with the following areas of Search Engine Optimization (SEO): keyword research and competitive analysis; on-page SEO; technical SEO; and off-page SEO.

• Designed and developed websites since 1995 (HTML 3.x to 5.x and CSS 1-3), including content creation, information architecture and UI/UX.

• Trained and experienced with standard project management methods. Familiar with software tools such as MS Project, OmniPlan, and Basecamp.

• Some programming and scripting knowledge, including JAVA, XSLTs, PERL, and JavaScript.

Interpersonal Skills

• Ability to communicate complicated ideas well between people with different backgrounds and expertise, such as being a point person between project managers and programmers, or librarians and technical people.

• Successfully coordinated politically difficult projects across different departments and/or organizations.

• Adaptable to changing job and industry requirements by consistently upgrading current skills and learning new ones.

• Ability to solve most technical, people, and political problems for a win-win outcome.

• Ability to summarize complicated research and technology ideas and convey the concepts to non-experts so they can better understand the digital work and how it improves their business or organization.

• Ability to find the root issues behind most technology problems, and create a business or organization strategy to solve the problem.

Education

Degree expected 2018 after a hiatus

PhD. in Information and Library Science
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Status: Doctoral Candidate

 

Dissertation: Machine-level Policy Implementation by Data Managers and Data Scientists, and the Impact on Digital Stewardship: a Mixed-Methods Content Analysis

 

Advisor: Dr. Reagan W. Moore

 

Committee: Dr. Reagan W. Moore (Chair), Dr. Clifford A. Lynch, Dr. Nancy McGovern, Dr. Robert Capra, and Hao Xu.

 

Expertise: digital stewardship, metadata, digital data interoperability and infrastructure, and machine-level policy implementation for compliance.

Received 2002

Master of Science in Information Science
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Master’s Paper: A Quantitative Analysis of Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DCMES) Usage in Data Providers Registered with the Open Archives Initiative (OAI)

 

Concentration: information systems and metadata transfer, including digital library frameworks and architectures.

Received 1990

Bachelor's Degree
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Double major in History and International Studies.

 

Focus: American Foreign Policy in Communist Asia.

Current Position

2014 to present

Founder and Consultant
Impact Zone Consultancy, LLC (Raleigh, NC USA)

SEO Consultant: Review and analyze client’s website, inbound links, and online presence—this includes social media. Provide a digital and/or online strategy, guidance, and recommendations to small business owners seeking to increase their organic search engine traffic. Implement search engine optimization (SEO) on client websites for the purpose of obtaining higher ranking positions on search engine results pages (SERPS). Work includes keyword research, on-page SEO, off-page SEO, technical SEO, and some off-page SEO.

 

Digital Stewardship Consultant: Provide consulting and (some) implementation related to digital libraries, digital archives, data archives, digital preservation, and digital curation. This includes system design, metadata, and preservation policy implementation. My specialty is the application of preservation policies within machine code. This automates the process and removes human error.

 

Founded and manage all aspects of a small consulting business. This includes marketing, sales, consulting, branding, accounting, blogging, social media, etc.</>

Research Experience

2006-2014

Research Assistant (Doctoral Degree Stipend)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC USA)

Policies and Standards Community of Practice research project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) DataNet Grant (2011 – 2014), working in the Data Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) Center and the School of Information and Library Science (SILS). Designed the study and research questions, interviewed Hydrologists and Engineers about their work practice, coded the interview transcripts, analyzed and wrote up the results. Elicited preservation policies based on the results.

 

Trusted Digital Repository-in-a-Box research project lead, self-funded (2012-2014). Organized and directed an unfunded project within DICE to combine three areas of NSF-funded research to create a new research line, the Trusted Digital Repository in a Box. This project is ongoing within the DICE group.

 

NSF and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) funded research project, working in DICE (2010 – 2011). Researched, compiled, wrote and edited a 367 page workbook on the integrated Rule-oriented Data System (iRODS) micro-services, including managing the process of updating preservation micro-services. Published book in 2011.

 

Distributed Custodial Archival Preservation Environments (DCAPE) research project, funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) (2009 – 2010), working in the DICE Center and the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science. Wrote rules and workflows for iRODS that conform to ISO MOIMS-RAC standards for the DCAPE project. Created social science preservation policies, and coded them as rules to be implemented within iRODS.

 

NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype research project, funded by the NSF (2007-2009), working in the Odum Institute and the DICE Center. Coordinated and implemented a project to extract and ingest Data Document Initiative (DDI) metadata and digital objects from the Odum Data Archive into iRODS and the iRODS iCAT. Wrote XSLTs to transfer metadata from the data archive into the iRODS iCAT. Created XSDs to validate metadata ingest into, and out of, the iCAT. Advised on the OAI-PMH. Analyzed DCMES and DDI metadata quality and content. Tested implementation of the OAI-PMH DP and SP. Analyzed and reported results. In addition, researched, analyzed and reported on methods to retain the Terms and Conditions and rights restrictions on Social Science data and metadata after ingest into iRODS. Documented micro-services in Doxygen for the iRODS 2.x code release.

 

Digital Curation and Trusted Repositories research project (2006-2007), funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), working in the School of Information and Library Science. Researched and wrote requirements for an ingest survey for a pilot institutional repository. Interviewed and engaged librarians and faculty. Analyzed results and developed requirements and processes for the ingest of each collection into the institutional repository. Wrote up and presented results of research and application of survey instrument.

2003-2004

Post-master's Graduate Research Assistant
Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM USA)

One-year internship in the Research Library at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Liaison for internal and external projects to implement two institutional repositories. Provided systems administration of institutional repository software as well as training of and technical support for the repositories’ users. Coded and tested information retrieval software for a focused crawler prototype development project.

2001-2002

Graduate Research Assistant (Master's Degree Stipend)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC USA)

Designed, coded, developed content, created graphics, and updated the project website. Conducted the literature review; responsible for the creation and maintenance of project documentation.

Funding source: 3D Rare Book Digital Library System via the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

Duties included managing CVS, Linux systems administration, troubleshooting, installing programs, administering the server, technical writing, and providing technical support to the project’s programmers (i.e., “junior-level” systems administration). Developed and updated the project website; responsible for content creation and maintenance.

Funding source: the TeraScale Project via the NSF. 

Professional Experience

2004-2006

Digital Archive Program Manager
The University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA USA)

Coordinated the Program Management, Operational/Technical Management, and Research and Development needs of the USC Digital Archive in collaboration with teaching faculty, division personnel, and external partners in order to facilitate system development. The cross-departmental coordination included: digital imaging, outreach and marketing, research and development, systems development and maintenance, web services and programming, collection development, metadata, and related projects.

 

Other duties involved system enhancements; data analysis/data mining/management reporting; research and development; creating and documenting processes, policies, and procedures; providing training; creating proposals and budgets; and, coordinating the activities and agenda of USC’s Digital Library Round Table (DLRT), including inviting speakers. Advised on and facilitated the implementation of an OAI-PMH Data Provider (DP) and Service Provider (SP).

1998-2001

Analyst
Interpath Communications, Inc. (Research Triangle Park, NC USA)

Analyst, Engineering (2001): analyzed and defined the division’s load testing needs. Met with and compared load testing tools offered by vendors; analyzed reports, documented the tools and workflow. Performed customer audit. Analyzed both Engineering and the Network Operations Center’s information needs and developed recommendations for both short- and long-term solutions.

 

Senior Analyst System Control, Network Operations (2000-2001): technical supervisor; managed crises/events and change management; ensured high priority tickets were worked; and supervised technicians in the network operations center. Successfully managed a project to merge the Engineering division’s varying intranet content into a one-point-of-entry digital library.

 

Business Analyst, Service Delivery & Management (1999-2000): lead position; point-of-contact between the Product Managers/other internal organizations and Operations Support for product implementation into the Arbor Order Management/Billing Process system. Managed, tracked and resolved any issues that arose. Documented workflow/business process documentation for both systems.

 

Reports Analyst, Service Delivery & Management (1998-1999): lead position; provided technical writing and business process flow documentation; created and analyzed various internal and external reports; and posted documents and reports in HTML to the corporate intranet.

1997-1998

Technical Writer
Kelly Technical Services @networkMCI (Research Triangle Park, NC USA)

Contractor at networkMCI. Wrote online user guides and HTML help screens for intranet software applications developed in-house and used by the network engineers to provision the Hyperstream Frame Relay Network. Designed, coded, and maintained the department’s (digital library) intranet website, as well as developed the content and created the graphics. Supervised co-op’s work on website. Some website systems administration. Trained the support team and trainers on the department’s software applications.

1995-1996

Content Developer
Sun Forest Systems, Inc. (Research Triangle Park, NC USA)

Content Developer (1995-1996): maintained and updated two company websites. Wrote articles and interviewed customers for profiles. Coded HTML. Involved in the development and design of new sites. Spearheaded negotiations with a Japanese consortium interested in the BuildNet project.

 

Administrative Assistant (1995): managed sales lead database; managed and authored content material for company websites; proofread and edited company manuals, tutorials, and marketing material. Supported twelve sales representatives and one manager.

1993

Office Manager
Decision Support Systems, Ltd. (Auckland, New Zealand)

Duties included administrative and graphics support for sales presentations, word processing, invoicing, front line reception, and other duties related to office management.

Previous Consulting Work

I worked the following consulting and freelance positions as a sole proprietor with the company names F.O.A.R. (2004 to 2009) and Agaliha Information Design (2009-2014).

2011

Consultant, Records Digitization Project
The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assessed and selected by hand thousands of paper graduate student records at The Graduate School at the University of North Carolina as part of a project to digitize students’ records. Advised on the digitization process itself.

2009-2010, 2016

Research Assistant, Analysis of U.S. Slave Data
National Humanities Center

Providing statistical assistance in the analysis of U.S. slave data from the Colonial period to 1865 for Dr. Daina R. Berry.

2008-2011 and 2015-2016

Editor and Reviewer, English language and content
Keio University, School of Library and Information Science

Edited and revised research papers and abstracts for an LIS professor and her research group in Japan, as needed.

2009 to present

Web Development and Digital Strategy
Dog Stylists, Inc.

Designed websites, developed content, and maintain website.

2005-2006

Editor, English language and HTML
Keio University, Kitasato Memorial Medical Library

Corrected and revised 18 pages of content and HTML for the English version of the Shinanomachi Media Center’s (SMC’s) website.

2004

Institutional Repository Consultant
Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Innovation (AISTI)

Advised members of the Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Innovation (AISTI) on the development of each organization’s portion of the AISTI Institutional Repository (IR), including content, metadata, processes and systems. Analyzed the current status of the AISTI IR project within each institution, advised on best practices and future steps, and documented it.

Books

• Rajasekar, A., Russell, T., Coposky, J., de Torcy, A., Xu, H., Wan, M., Moore, R.W., Schroeder, W., Chen, S., Conway, M., & Ward, J.H. (2015). The integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS 4.0) Microservice Workbook. Chapel Hill, NC: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

• Ward, J.H., Wan, M., Schroeder, W., Rajasekar, A., de Torcy, A., Russell, T., Xu, H., & Moore, R.W. (2011). The integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) Micro-service Workbook. La Jolla, CA: Data Intensive Cyberinfrastructure Foundation.

Referreed Papers

• Xu, H., Coposky, J., Bedard, D., Ward, J., Russell, T., Rajasekar, A., Moore, R., Keller, B., and, Greer, Z. (2015). A Method for the Systematic Generation of Audit Logs in a Digital Preservation Environment and Its Experimental Implementation In a Production Ready System. Accepted paper to be in Proceedings of iPres 2015, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 2-6, 2015.

• Xu, H., Ward, Jewel H., Conway, M.C., Rajasekar, A., & Moore, R.W. (2014.) Building an Extensible File System via Policy-based Data Management. In Proceedings of the 1st Programmable File Systems Workshop (PFSW’14), the 23rd International ACM Symposium on High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC 2014), Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 23-27, 2014.

• Ward, J.H., Xu, H., Conway, M.C., Russell, T.G., & de Torcy, A. (2013). Using Metadata to Facilitate Understanding and Certification of Assertions about the Preservation Properties of a Preservation System. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference, Metadata and Semantics Research Conference (MTSR) 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece, November 19-22, 2013.

• Conway, M.C., Ward, J.H., de Torcy, A., Xu, H., Rajasekar, A., & Moore, R.W. (2011). Policy-driven Ingest ­ a Graphical User Interface to iRODS. In Proceedings of Archiving 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 16-19, 2011.

• Conway, M.C., Ward, J.H., de Torcy, A., Xu, H., Rajasekar, A., & Moore, R.W. (2010). Policy-based Preservation Environments: Policy Composition and Enforcement in iRODS. Paper at the Society of American Archivists (SAA) 4th Annual Research Forum, August 12, 2010, Washington, D.C.

• Ward, J.H., de Torcy, A., Chua, M., & Crabtree, J. (2010). Automated DDI Metadata Harvesting and Replication for Preservation Purposes within iRODS. Paper at the 2010 International Association for Social Science Information Service & Technology (IASSIST) Conference, Ithaca, NY, June 1-4, 2010.

• Ward, J.H., de Torcy, A., Chua, M., and Crabtree, J. (2009). Extracting and Ingesting DDI Metadata and Digital Objects from a Data Archive into the iRODS extension of the NARA TPAP using the OAI-PMH. In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science, Oxford, UK, December 9-11, 2009.

• Ward, J.H., de Torcy, A., Mantooth, J., Chua, M., and Crabtree, J. (2009). Integrating Metadata into the NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype via the OAI-PMH. In Proceedings of DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation Practice, Promise and Prospects, Chapel Hill, NC, April 1-3, 2009.

• Ward, J., and Crabtree, J. (2008). Integrating Metadata into the NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype via the OAI-PMH. In Proceedings of the Eighth ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008, 473.

• Ward, J., Bollen, J., Pearson, J., Chan, S., Chi, H., Chi, M., Guevara, K., Huang, H., Kim, G., Krivokon, M., Lee, B. H., Li. P., Muliawan, F., Nguyen, V., Boehm, B. W., Brown, A. W., Colbert, E., Lam, A., and Patel, M. (2005). Supporting Collection Development Decisions by Mining and Analyzing Digital Archive Usage Data. IEEE Technical Committee on Digital Libraries (TCDL) Bulletin, Volume 2, Issue 1.

• Ward, J., Bollen, J., Pearson, J., Chan, S., Chi, H., Chi, M., Guevara, K., Huang, H., Kim, G., Krivokon, M., Lee, B. H., Li. P., Muliawan, F., Nguyen, V., Boehm, B. W., Brown, A. W., Colbert, E., Lam, A., and Patel, M. (2005). Mining and Analyzing Digital Archive Usage Data to Support Collection Development Decisions. In Proceedings of the Fifth ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Denver, CO, June 7-11 2005, 417.

• Ward, J. (2004). Unqualified Dublin Core Usage in OAI-PMH Data Providers. OCLC Systems and Services, 20(1), 40-47.

• Ward, J. (2003). A Quantitative Analysis of Unqualified Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Usage within Data Providers Registered with the Open Archives Initiative. In Proceedings of the Third ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, 315-317.

Non-refereed Papers

• Ward, J.H. (2011). Classifying Implemented Policies and Identifying Factors in Machine-Level Policy Sharing within the integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS). In Proceedings of the iRODS User Group Meeting 2011, Chapel Hill, NC, February 17-18, 2011.

• Chua, M., de Torcy, A., Ward, J.H., & Crabtree, J. (2010). Using iRODS to Preserve and Publish a Dataverse Archive. In Proceedings of the iRODS User Group Meeting 2010, Chapel Hill, NC, March 24-26, 2010.

Posters

• Moore, R.W., Regli, W., Goodall, J., Orcutt, J., Rajasekar, R., Tibbo, H.R., Ahalt, S., & Greenberg, J. (2013). The DataNet Federation Consortium. J.Ward (Ed.). Poster presented at the ESIP Federation Meeting 2013, Chapel Hill, NC USA, July 9-12, 2013.

• Moore, R.W., Regli, W., Goodall, J., Orcutt, J., Rajasekar, R., Tibbo, H.R., Ahalt, S., & Greenberg, J. (2013). The DataNet Federation Consortium. J.Ward (Ed.). Poster presented at the DataONE Users Group Meeting 2013, Chapel Hill, NC USA, July 7-8, 2013.

• Ward, J.H., Conway, M.C., Xu, H., de Torcy, A., & Russell, T.G. (2013). Policy Domains: Towards a “Trusted Digital Repository in a Box”. Poster presented at Curate Thyself: Defining and Cultivating an Academic Trajectory in Digital Curation, DigCCurr PhD Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC USA, March 18, 2013.

• Ward, J.H., Conway, M.C., Xu, H., de Torcy, A., & Russell, T.G. (2013). Policy Domains: Towards a “Trusted Digital Repository in a Box”. Poster presented at the Ninth Annual Research Symposium, University Research Day, Chapel Hill, NC USA, February 26, 2013.

• Conway, M.C., Ward, J.H., de Torcy, A., Xu, H., Rajasekar, A., & Moore, R.W. (2011). iRODS, Arch and iDrop: Components of a Policy-Based Preservation Environment. Poster presented at the 2011 iRODS User Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC, February 17-18, 2011.

• Ward, J.H., Russell, T.G. & Chassanoff, A. (2010). Building a Trusted Distributed Archival Preservation Service with iRODS. Poster presented at the 2010 iRODS User Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC, March 24-26, 2010.

• Ward, J., de Torcy, A., Mantooth, J., Chua, M., and Crabtree, J. (2008). Integrating Metadata into the NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype via the OAI-PMH. Poster session presented at the Doctoral Student Association Doctoral Research Symposium, Chapel Hill, NC, October 10, 2008.

• Ward, J., de Torcy, A., Mantooth, J., Chua, M., and Crabtree, J. (2008). Integrating Metadata into the NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype via the OAI-PMH. Poster session presented at the Eighth ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Pittsburgh, PA, June 16-20, 2008.

• Ward, J. & Crabtree, J. (2008). Integrating DDI Metadata into the NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype via the OAI-PMH. Poster at the 4th Annual University Research Day, 4 March 2008, Chapel Hill, NC.

• Ward, J. (2008). Results of a Case Study of the DRAMBORA Risk Assessment Tool. Poster at the 4th Annual University Research Day, 4 March 2008, Chapel Hill, NC.

• Ward, J. (2007). Results of a Case Study of the DRAMBORA Risk Assessment Tool. Poster at the 3rd International Digital Curation Conference, 11-13 December 2007, Washington, DC.

• Ward, J. (2007). Crafting a Pilot Ingest Survey. Poster at the 2007 Annual Research Forum of the Librarian’s Association at UNC-CH (LAUNC-CH), Chapel Hill, NC, 22 May 2007.

• Ward, J., Bollen, J., Pearson, J., Chan, S., Chi, H., Chi, M., Guevara, K., Huang, H., Kim, G., Krivokon, M., Lee, B. H., Li. P., Muliawan, F., Nguyen, V., Boehm, B. W., Brown, A. W., Colbert, E., Lam, A., and Patel, M. (2005). Mining and Analyzing Digital Archive Usage Data to Support Collection Development Decisions. Poster and demo presented at the Fifth ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Denver, CO, June 7-11 2005.

Briefing Papers, Reports, etc.

• Moore, R.W., Marciano, R., Rajasekar, A., de Torcy, A., Conway, M., Ward, J., Schroeder, W., Wan, M., & Chen, S. (2010). NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype UCSD-UNC Collaboration Project. OCI-0848296 Summary Report. September 15, 2010.

• Moore, R.W., Marciano, R., Rajasekar, A., de Torcy, A., Conway, M., Ward, J., Schroeder, W., Wan, M., & Chen, S. (2010). NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype UCSD-UNC Collaboration Project. OCI-0848296 Status Report. June 30, 2010.

• Moore, R.W., Marciano, R., Rajasekar, A., de Torcy, A., Conway, M., Ward, J., Yu, T., Schroeder, W., Wan, M., & Chen, S. (2010). NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype UCSD-UNC Collaboration Project. OCI-0848296 Status Report. March 31, 2010.

• Moore, R.W., Marciano, R., Rajasekar, A., de Torcy, A., Conway, M., Ward, J., Yu, T., Schroeder, W., Wan, M., & Chen, S. (2009). NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype UCSD-UNC Collaboration Project. OCI-0848296 Status Report. December 31, 2009.

• Moore, R.W., Marciano, R., Rajasekar, A., Brieger, L., Crabtree, J., Ward, J., Chua, M., Schroeder, W., Wan, M., Chen, S., de Torcy, A., Hou, C., & Gilbert, L. (2009). NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype UCSD-UNC Collaboration Project. Annual Report. September-August 2009.

• Moore, R.W., Marciano, R., Rajasekar, A., de Torcy, A., Hou, C., Brieger, L., Crabtree, J., Ward, J., Chua, M., Schroeder, W., Wan, M., Chen, S., Gilbert, G., Zhu, B., & Tooby, P. (2009). NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype UCSD-UNC Collaboration Project. OCI-0848296 Status Report. January-March 2009.

• Moore, R.W., Marciano, R., Rajasekar, A., Brieger, L., Crabtree, J., Ward, J., Chua, M., Schroeder, W., Wan, M., Chen, S., de Torcy, A., Hou, C., & Gilbert, L. (2008). NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype UCSD-UNC Collaboration Project. Status Report. September-December 2008.

• Wan, M., Marciano, R., Moore, R., Rajasekar, A., Schroeder, W., de Torcy, A., Chen, S., Brieger, L., Chua, M., Crabtree, J., and Ward, J. (2008). NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype UCSD Collaboration Project. Request to NARA to extend the grant “National Archives and Records Administration NSF cooperative agreement 0523307 supplement to SCI 0438741, ‘Cyberinfrastructure; From Vision to Reality’” for FY2008-2009, June 2008.

• Moore, R., Marciano, R., Rajasekar, A., Schroeder, W., Wan, M., Chen, S., de Torcy, A., Hou, C., Nadeau, D., JaJa, J., Smorul, M., McGann, J., Brieger, L., Bidwell, M., Ward, J., and Chua, M. (2008). NARA Transcontinental Persistent Archive Prototype SDSC, U Md, UNC Collaboration Project. Extended Status Report, January-March 2008, April 2008.

• Ward, J. (2007). Project Briefing. NARA Research Prototype Persistent Archive Extension Status Report July-September 2007. UNC-CH, October 2007.

• Ward, J., Hank, C., & Zhang, Y. (2007). Briefing Paper – Ingest Survey for the UNC-CH Pilot IR. Digital Curation/Institutional Repository Committee, v. 1.0. A Product of the Digital Curation & Institutional Repository Committee. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC-CH University Library & the UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science, September 2007. Retrieved November 25, 2009 from http://ils.unc.edu/~wardj/IRC/ingest_survey-v1.0.pdf.

• Ward, J. (2005). Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) Data Provider (DP) Requirements. Document submitted to the DLF OAI Best Practices Committee to form the basis of OAI-PMH DP training materials to be published by the DLF and IMLS, 19 May 2005.

Presentations, Demonstrations, etc.

• Ward, J.H. (2014). An Examination of Machine-level Policy Implementation within iRODS Data Grids. Invited speaker to the iRODS User Group Meeting at Harvard University, 18 June 2014.

• Ward, J.H., Xu, H., Conway, M.C., Russell, T.G., & de Torcy, A. (2013). Using Metadata to Facilitate Understanding and Certification of Assertions about the Preservation Properties of a Preservation System. Invited speaker to the Center for Research and Development of Digital Libraries (CRADLE) at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 20 September 2013.

• Ward, J.H. (2011). All Your Rule Base Are Belong to Me. Presentation given at the iRODS User Meeting 2011, Chapel Hill, NC 17-18 February 2011.

• Ward, J.H. (2010). Extracting and Ingesting DDI Metadata and Digital Objects from a Data Archive into the iRODS extension of the NARA TPAP using the OAI-PMH. Invited speaker at “A Cataloging Research Blitz”, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC, 19 April 2010.

• Ward, J.H. (2009). Extracting and Ingesting DDI Metadata and Digital Objects from a Data Archive into the iRODS extension of the NARA TPAP using the OAI-PMH. Invited speaker at IEEE Computer Society meeting, Eastern NC Section, Raleigh, NC, 17 November 2009.

• Ward, J.H. (2009). Extracting and Ingesting DDI Metadata and Digital Objects from a Data Archive into the iRODS extension of the NARA TPAP using the OAI-PMH. Demonstration given at the Society of American Archivists Summer Camp 2009, Chapel Hill, NC, 29 July 2009.

• Ward, J.H. (2009). Enabling Collection Interoperability and Preservation Using iRODS and the OAI-PMH. Presentation given at the DLF Forum Spring 2009, Raleigh, NC, 6 May 2009.

• Ward, J.H. & Howard, B. (2006). Central Repository for a DL How-to. Birds of a Feather (BOF) session at the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum Spring 2006, Austin TX, 11 April 2006.

• Ward, J.H. (2005). USC’s Digital Archive. Invited speaker at “The ISD Team: Disseminating Information Throughout ISD…” presentation to faculty and staff who work in the Information Services Division (ISD) at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 4 May 2005.

• Ward, J.H. (2005). USC Digital Archive OAI-PMH Implementation. Invited speaker at The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 6 April 2005.

• Ward, J.H. (2004). University of Southern California Digital Archive Past Present Future. Invited speaker at the Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance, Taipei, Taiwan, 19 October 2004.

• Ward, J.H. (2004). A Quantitative Analysis of Unqualified Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Usage within Data Providers Registered with the Open Archives Initiative. Invited speaker at the Digital Library Round Table lecture series at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 22 September 2004.

• Ward, J.H. (2004). Global Access to Archival Materials Related to Los Angeles and the Pacific Rim: the USC Digital Archive. Invited speaker on seamless access to a Thai delegation visiting the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 25 August 2004.

• Ward, J.H. (2004). Status Report of the Institutional Repository Project. Invited speaker via VTC at the Alliance for Innovation in Science and Technology Information (AISTI) ePrint Project Workshop, Santa Fe, NM, 27 April 2004.

• Ward, J.H. (2004).’Metadata Research’, or, ‘Murphy’s Law in Action: How to Bumble Your Way Through a Master’s Paper, Graduate, and Get Published’. Invited speaker via VTC to Dr. Jane Greenberg’s metadata class at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, 6 April 2004.

•Ward, J.H. (2004). Tracking Service Prototype. Invited speaker at the Research Library, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 6 October 2003 and 6 January 2004.

• Ward, J.H. (2003). ’Something About Digital Libraries and Metadata’: Two Weeks in Japan. Invited speaker at the Research Library, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 28 & 30 July 2003.

• Ward, J.H. (2003). The Research Library at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): an Overview. Invited speaker to the School of Library and Information Science and library faculty and staff at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, on 17 June 2003.

• Ward, J.H. (2003). The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting: Overview. Invited speaker to the School of Library and Information Science and library faculty and staff at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, on 17 June 2003.

• Ward, J.H. (2003). The Research Library at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): an Overview. Invited speaker to researchers, doctoral students and staff at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan, on 16 June 2003.

• Ward, J.H. (2003). Metadata in Digital Libraries and an Overview of the OAI-PMH. Invited speaker to researchers, doctoral students and staff at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan, on 16 June 2003.

• Ward, J.H. (2003). A Quantitative Analysis of Unqualified Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Usage within Data Providers Registered with the Open Archives Initiative. Invited speaker to researchers, doctoral students and staff at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan, on 16 June 2003.

• Ward, J.H. (2003). The Research Library at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): an Overview. Invited speaker at the School of Library and Information Science at Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagoya, Japan, 13 June 2003.

• Ward, J.H. (2003). Metadata In Digital Libraries. Invited speaker at the School of Library and Information Science at Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagoya, Japan, 13 June 2003.

• Ward, J.H. (2003). A Quantitative Analysis of Unqualified Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Usage within Data Providers Registered with the Open Archives Initiative. Invited speaker at the School of Library and Information Science at Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagoya, Japan, 13 June 2003.

• Ward, J.H. (2003) The Research Library at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL): an Overview. Invited speaker for a colloquium held at the Research Center for Knowledge Communities at the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, 11 June 2003.

• Ward, J.H. (2003). Metadata In Digital Libraries. Invited speaker for a colloquium held at the Research Center for Knowledge Communities at the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, 11 June 2003.

• Ward, J.H. (2003). A Quantitative Analysis of Unqualified Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Usage within Data Providers Registered with the Open Archives Initiative. Invited speaker for a colloquium held at the Research Center for Knowledge Communities at the University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan, 11 June 2003.

• Ward, J.H. (2003). A Quantitative Analysis of Unqualified Dublin Core Metadata Element Set Usage within Data Providers Registered with the Open Archives Initiative. Presentation given at the 2013 ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries, Houston, Texas, May 27-31, 2003.

Teaching and Mentoring

2005

Client/Mentor – CS577a
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA USA)

Worked with USC Computer Science master’s students to design and develop an improved 3D UI for an analysis tool that uses digital library usage data during Fall 2005.

2005

Directed Research – Independent Study
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA USA)

As part of a summer research project, directed a USC Computer Science master’s student on a refinement of the user interface and backend of a prototype data mining tool developed during the primary academic year.

2004-2005

Client/Mentor – CS577a and CS577b
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA USA)

Worked with USC Computer Science master’s students to design, develop and implement an analysis tool for the USC Digital Archive usage data during the 2004-2005 academic year.

2003

Visiting Scholar
Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)

Explored the current status of institutional repositories and the implementation of the Open Archives Initiative-Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) for two weeks at the School of Library and Information Science. Gave lectures on metadata and digital libraries, the OAI-PMH, and the results of my master’s paper research at four universities. Discussed digital library, metadata, and OAI-PMH issues with related professionals.

1993–1994

English Language Instructor
Mind Games Eigo Gakuin (MIshima, Japan)

Taught intermediate to advanced English as a Second Language conversation and grammar to adults and teenagers.

1992

English Language Instructor
American School (Hamamatsu, Japan)

Taught intermediate English as a Second Language conversation and grammar to children and teenagers.

Library and University Service

• UNC First Nations Graduate Circle (FNGC) 2011–2015

• UNC SILS Diversity Committee 2009–2010

• UNC Curation and Archives Research 2007–2014

• UNC Communities and Digital Assets Management (CDAM) 2006–2007

• UNC Scholarly Communication Committee (SCC) 2006–2007

• UNC Digital Curation and Institutional Repository Committee (DC/IRC) 2006–2007 • USC Ambassador 2004–2006

• USC Information Services Division (ISD) Team 2004–2005

• USC Digital Library Round Table (DLRT) Chair 2004–2006

Professional Affiliations and Service

• IEEE SoutheastCon 2011, Reviewer 2010

• IEEE SoutheastCon 2010, Reviewer 2009

• IEEE Eastern NC Section 2009–Present

• iConference 2009, Reviewer 2008

• International Journal of Digital Libraries, Reviewer 2008

• IMLS Native American Library Services, Enhancement Grant Panelist 2008

• American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T): Leadership Development Committee 2012, 2008 & 2001–2006

• IMLS Native American Library Services, Enhancement Grant Field Reviewer 2007

• Digital Library Federation/UNC-CH SILS: DL How-to Working Group Chair 2006

• Digital Library Federation (DLF): Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) and Shareable Metadata Best Practices Working Group 2004–2006

• Digital Library Federation (DLF): Program Committee 2004–2005

• Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society for Information Science (LACASIS) 2004–2006

• Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2004–Present

• Alliance for Innovation in Science & Technology (AISTI): mailing list moderator and administrator 2003–2006

• American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 2001–Present

• American Computing Machinery (ACM) 2001–Present

Honors and Awards

• Native American Incentive Grant: $1200 Research Grant 2015

• Native American Incentive Grant: $600 Research Grant 2014

• Native American Incentive Grant: $2,200 Research Grant 2013

• Native American Incentive Grant: $2,000 Research Grant 2012

• Native American Incentive Grant: $2,000 Research Grant 2011

• SILS Lester Asheim Fellowship 2010-2011

• SILS Carnegie Grant: $200 Research Grant 2009

• IEEE Eastern NC Section: $500 Travel Grant 2009

• Digital Library Federation (DLF): Forum Fellowship 2004

• Interpath Communications, Inc.: Key Performer Award 1999

Certifications

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• Title IX Training (Certificate, 2014)
• CITI Module: Social and Behavioral Research (Certificate, August 2013)
• NVIVO Training (Certificate, 2013)

University of Southern California
• Project Management: the Basics (Certificate, 2005)
• Managing Conflict (Certificate, 2005)
• Creating Project Plans and Charters (Certificate, 2005)
• Tools for Time Management (Certificate, 2005)
• Getting Things Done Mastering Workflow (Certificate, 2004)

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
• Introduction to MicroSoft Access 2000 (Certificate, 2003)

Interpath Communications, Inc.
• Managing Projects Successfully (Certificate, 2000)
• Practical Project 1998 (Certificate, 1998)
• Practical FrontPage 1998 (Certificate, 1998)
• Passport Router Operations and Maintenance, (Certificate, 2000)
• Sexual Harassment Awareness (Certificate, 2000)

networkMCI
• Data Systems Management (Certificate, 1997)

Sun Forest Systems, Inc.
• How to Build a Successful Web Site (Certificate, April 1996)

Durham Technical Community College
• Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) (Certificate, 1996)

Independent
• The Great Aussie Bar School (Certificate, May 1993)

Volunteer and Charity Work

2013 to present

Blogger/Pro Bono Content Development
WildEles.org

Created website to celebrate World Elephant Day on 12 August 2013, in order to bring attention to the plight of wild elephants. Current estimates state that elephants will be extinct in the wild within 15-20 years, due to poaching.

 

The site currently has ~6600 followers, including prominent African elephant researcher Dr. Caitlin E. O’Connell and elephant activist Abbas Mvungi. One post has gone viral.

Nationality

Dual national, USA and New Zealand.

Hobbies

Walking and hiking with my dogs, swimming, surfing, working out, wildlife conservation, watching movies, and, reading fiction and non-fiction books.