Tony Gill

tg@tonygill.com
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.

Employment

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 vocabularies;
  • 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 classification;
  • Implemented campus-wide Digital Repository and Digital Collections delivery system using Ex Libris' DigiTool digital asset management system: (digital.cjh.org);
  • 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;

Freelance consultant
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.

Program Officer
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.

Freelance consultant
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".

Graphic Designer/Typesetter
Self-Employed, London, UK
1992 - 1993

  • Produced promotional literature, reports, CVs and business stationery.

Education

1994

MA Communication in Computing, Middlesex University, London, UK
Final project: "Information Technology in Museums: User Interface Design for Collections Management Software."

1990

BSc (honours) Physics & Philosophy, King's College, London, UK

Selected Publications

See http://www.tonygill.com/publications for full list.

Training

Extra Curricular Interests

 

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Last modified: 11 September 2011