My Photo


  • Email Address:
  • Website:

One-Line Bio

Library & Internet standards wonk.


I am a Senior Reseach Scientist at OCLC (the Online Computer Library Center) in Dublin, Ohio, and have recently taken up residence at the University of Washington as OCLC Research Scholar. My research interests have included automated document structure recognition and cataloging, electronic publishing, metadata, and persistent identifiers.

I played a leading role in the emergence of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative ( and have been an active participant in Internet Engineering Task Force activities associated with persistent identifiers.

My wife, Marguerite, and I live in Columbus, Ohio and Seattle (for the time being), until we can work out the intricacies of empty nester career changes.

My profile picture was taken by my friend and compatriot, and exemplary photographer, W. L. "Ansel McAdam" Boomgaarden, Esquire. This particular shot was taken on the occasion of my return to the Allegro Cafe, Seattle's oldest and (for my money) best coffee house.


canoeing, scrabble, woodworking, backgammon, backcountry travel, kayaking gardening, digital photography & printing