Sector: Library, Archive, Sciences, Policy, Research
Country: United States
MacKenzie Smith is a library technology and strategy consultant in the Bay Area. She was formerly Research Director and Associate Director for Technology at the MIT Libraries, overseeing various digital library research and development projects focused on the Semantic Web for scholarly communication and digital data curation, including long-term data preservation and archiving. While at MIT she was the Project Director for DSpace, MIT’s collaboration with Hewlett-Packard to build an open source digital archive platform, now in widespread use. Prior to joining MIT, MacKenzie managed the Harvard University Library’s Digital Library Program Manager and held IT positions at Harvard and the University of Chicago.
I am currently the PI for a project called Exhibit3 (www.simile-widgets.org/exhibit3) that is building a scalable, modular, browser-based tool to search, navigate and visualized Linked Open Data. Exhibit3 is a follow-on of the MIT Simile Project (simile.mit.edu) which created many ground-breaking tools for creating, editing, processing and visualizing RDF and LOD. It also created a number of open RDF datasets, including the MIT Libraries complete catalog. I'm also a fellow with the Science Commons, working on policies for sharing and integrating LOD.