My experience ranges from academia to private sector; from libraries to corporate. As a creative technologist, I write, teach, and consult on web technologies, offering customized and personalized metadata training and customized technology solutions to libraries, nonprofits, and others. I believe in the power of education, learning, and access to technology to facilitate transformative change in individuals, groups, and communities, solving problems in innovative and creative ways.

I am keenly interested  in the  intersection between social and semantic web technology -- the crossroads between what we do and create; and how technology can be used to make our lives richer and more creative. We are all content creators - how can we harness the power of that knowledge and wealth of resources? Build it better, make it work for ALL of us. 

Interested in working with me? Wonder what your colleagues say about my work

Some of my workshops:

  • Metadata is Everywhere
  • What's up with XML?
  • Elevating your Data Management 
  • MARCEdit, Openrefine, & migration - oh my!
  • Linking the Semantic (Linked data & semantic web)
  • RDA: Under the Hood
  • Building an Institutional Repository from Scratch
  • Free on the Internet! Open Educational Resources in Higher Ed
  • Wordpress, Drupal, Omeka 

Publications :::New Encyclopedia of Georgia Author; Semantic Web Technologies and Social Search (2012); XML Quiz; Cataloging Tutorial (UGA Libraries, 2009-2012); Semantic & Social Web the podcast (ALA);  Lost in the Stacks Radio Appearances: Our Metadata Trail (mp3);  Handling New Media (mp3); The Semantic Web; Women in Tech (April 2017).  


::: Women in Technology Survey/Research, inprocess
::: Moonshine Arts Magazine (Developer/Editor), 2007-2009; 2018-
::: GEAR Developer/Portal Manager (Open Learning Objects Repository), 2013-2016
::: University of Georgia (UGA) Web Advisory Group 2009-2013
::: Drupal Exploration UGA Libraries, 2013
::: USG Web Editors Group, Founding member, 2014-
::: UGA EITS Mentor, 2011 (Invited technology mentor)
::: Digital Library of Georgia, Civil Rights Digital Library and GALILEO Knowledge Repository (project groups; metadata consultation);
:::Peabody Awards Review Committee Chair (Web/Public Service) 2009-2013

:::Tailored and customized learner centered training; Metadata & SEO freelance work (websites, digitized content (images & maps) and mixed formats (newspapers, multimedia, learning objects)). Development of standards and identification of appropriate schemas and controlled vocabulary Proficient in CMS systems (Wordpress, Drupal) and library catalog systems; data management tools: OpenRefine/Excel/CSV, MARCEdit;  Web:HTML/CSS3;  MySQL; XML; php & jquery; some Ruby on Rails. 

Other resources: My dossier at http://www.robinfay.net/cv (built in Jquery following the defined guidelines for a dossier for promotion; my rank at the University of Georgia was Librarian IV, the highest rank eligible) or  connect with me at about.me/robinfay to easily find me across social space. 

I am an Instagrammer, a Facebooker, a Tweeter, a Pinterester... find me everywhere as @georgiawebgurl.