Brooklyn, New York, USA
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CIO and media asset management professional with 17 years’ experience
developing collaborative, standards-driven solutions for the creation,
management and delivery of high quality digital multimedia content in
cultural heritage, marketing communications and luxury goods contexts.
Strengths include information strategy & policy development, consortial
project management, team leadership, budget management, enterprise
content and digital asset management, ontology, taxonomy & vocabulary
development & deployment, (meta)data modeling, information architecture,
system requirements analysis & procurement, search engine optimization,
usability & interface design, teaching, grant writing and evaluation/
assessment. A creative problem-solver with excellent written and verbal
communication skills and an extensive publications list.
Global Director of Library Science & Information Management
Enfatico (a WPP Company), New York, NY, USA
April 2008 - Present
- Defining and implementing standards, policies, procedures and
workflows for digital asset and enterprise content management across
a major global marketing organization servicing Dell Inc.;
- Deploying global digital asset management infrastructure based upon
a network of 8 synchronized Xinet WebNative/Portal servers;
- Defining global metadata schema, taxonomies and controlled
- Overseeing the cataloguing and classification of digital assets by
a distributed team of digital asset librarians;
Chief Information Officer
J. Panther Luggage Co., New York, NY, USA
September 2010 - Present
- Design, develop and maintain website and online e-commerce store for
luxury luggage start-up;
- Manage jpantherluggage.com domain, web hosting and email;
- Define standards for file formats, image resolution and aspect ratio, metadata and filenaming;
- Participate in strategic planning with senior management team;
Adjunct Assistant Professor
New York University, New York, NY, USA
September 2007 - December 2010
- Teaching 13-week Interactive Technologies in Museums class as part of Masters
Program in Museum Studies at NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science
(one evening per week);
- Guiding students in their final projects to develop detailed and
realistic proposals for museum interactive projects;
Director, Gruss Lipper Digital Laboratory
Center for Jewish History, New York, NY, USA
April 2005 - April 2008
- Founded and directed a state-of-the-art facility to build digital
collections from the museum, library and archive collections of 5
partner institutions comprising the Center for Jewish History;
- Established consensus-based standards and procedures for workflow,
image and audio digitization, quality assurance, metadata and
- Implemented campus-wide Digital Repository and Digital Collections
delivery system using Ex Libris' DigiTool digital asset management
- Managed a grant-funded budget of $3/4 million over 3 years;
- Led the re-architecting of the CJH corporate website to new
infrastructure based on proprietary CMS platform;
- Recruited, trained & supervised Lab team;
- Chaired Digital Laboratory Advisory Committee;
Self-Employed, New York, NY, USA
April 2005 - September 2006
- “Digital Asset Management @ B&b” report for Bumble & Bumble Inc. Included a review of existing DAM practices, general recommendations for improved workflow, staffing, file management, metatagging and digital archiving, and an extensive data dictionary and category taxonomy tailored to B&b requirements.
- Updated "Metadata and the Web" for the Getty Research Institute (USA);
Director of Metadata & Cataloguing
ARTstor/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY, USA
September 2002 - 2004
- Directed development of descriptive metadata strategy for ARTstor (www.artstor.org), a digital library of over 300,000 art images and related materials for educational use;
- Led ARTstor Metadata Team, comprising three full-time staff and five part-time cataloguers;
- Contributed to the wider strategic planning process for ARTstor as part of senior management team;
- Managed metadata evaluation and quality control activities;
- Advised current and future contributors on metadata-related issues;
- Disseminated information about ARTstor in various professional fora;
- Participated in international information standards communities, especially the CIDOC CRM Special Interest Group.
RLG (Research Libraries Group), Mountain View, CA, USA
June 1999 - September 2002
- Co-ordinated member programmatic activities with a specific focus on art, museum and cultural heritage initiatives;
- Acted as RLG liaison/secretary for Art & Architecture Group Steering Committee and SCIPIO Advisory Task Force, and chaired RLG Cultural Materials Description Advisory Group;
- Provided expert input into information access and interface requirements for RLG Cultural Materials; led the design of the underlying relational data model;
- Liaised with RLG Cultural Materials Alliance participants and contributors;
- Active in international information standards initiatives, particularly the CIDOC CRM Special Interest Group;
- Served on RLG Focus Editorial Board.
ADAM & VADS Programme Leader
Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Surrey, UK
January 1996 - December 1998
- Led team of 5 (distributed across consortial partners) developing ADAM, the art, design, architecture & media information gateway (adam.ac.uk);
- Initial project leader for the Visual Arts Data Service (vads.ahds.ac.uk);
- Liaised with consortium partner steering committees and other projects in the JISC Electronic Libraries Programme and the Arts & Humanities Data Service;
- Represented JISC in the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.
Self-Employed, London, UK
December 1997 - May 1999
- "Metadata and the WWW" for the Getty Information Institute (USA);
- "JIDI Metadata Schema" for the University of Bristol (UK);
- "National Collections Centre Strategy Report" for the Science Museum (UK);
- "Using Web 3-D Technology for Cultural Heritage" for RLG (USA).
Technical Outreach Manager
mda (Museum Documentation Association), Cambridge, UK
June 1994 - December 1995
- Advised UK museum and gallery community on the best use of information and communications technology;
- Created a wide range of outreach resources, including multimedia presentations, fact sheets, web resources and "The MDA Guide to Computers in Museums".
Self-Employed, London, UK
1992 - 1993
- Produced promotional literature, reports, CVs and business stationery.
MA Communication in Computing, Middlesex
University, London, UK
Final project: "Information Technology in Museums: User Interface Design for Collections Management Software."
BSc (honours) Physics & Philosophy, King's College, London, UK
- Tony Gill. "Metadata and the Web" Introduction to Metadata. 3rd edition. The J. Paul Getty Trust 2008.
- Grace Agnew, Murtha Baca, Priscilla Caplan, Carl Fleischhauer, Tony
Gill, Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Jill Koelling, Christie Stephenson, Karen A.
Wetzel, A Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital
Collections, 3rd edition (2007). National Information Standards
- Tony Gill. "Building semantic bridges between museums, libraries and archives: The CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model" First Monday Volume 9, Number 5, May 2004.
- Nick Crofts, Martin Doerr, Tony Gill, Stephen Stead, Matthew Stiff (editors). Definition of the CIDOC Conceptual Reference Model, ICS-FORTH (also ISO 21127:2006).
- Tony Gill & Paul Miller. "Re-inventing the Wheel? Standards, Interoperability and Digital Cultural Content" D-Lib Magazine Volume 8, Number 1 (January 2002). Corporation for National Research Initiatives.
- Tony Gill. “3-D Culture on the Web” RLG DigiNews Volume 5 Number 3 (June 2001), Research Libraries Group.
- Tony Gill. The MDA Guide to Computers in Museums. Museum Documentation Association 1996.
See http://www.tonygill.com/publications for full list.
- XSLT Programming (ArchiTier Training)
- Object-Oriented Design (3-day UC Berkeley Extension course)
- Project management (2-day eLib Workshop)
- Evaluation (1-day Tavistock Institute Workshop)
- Interviewing Skills (1-day Surrey Institute course)
- Successful Supervisory Management (3-day Industrial Society course)
- Managing Effective Teams (2-day Institute of Management course)
Extra Curricular Interests
- Avid snowboarder, cyclist and runner
- Keen photographer
- Permanent U.S. Resident since 2005
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