Mark A. Matienzo

archivist, technologist, breadmaker

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I am a technologist, strategist, and archivist. My current work and professional interests focus on interoperability for digital libraries and archival information systems at a global scale. As Collaboration & Interoperability Architect within Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) at the Stanford University Libraries (SUL), I serve as an expert in the software, standards, architectures and models for technologies for libraries, archives and museums (LAMs). My role at Stanford is both as a technologist (focusing on data modeling and API design) and as an advocate and facilitator (focusing on training, collaborative practices, and shared software development projects).

My work history includes organizations like the Digital Public Library of America, Yale University, and The New York Public Library, and projects at the intersection of archives, metadata, and technology, such as Hydra in a Box, ArchivesSpace and AIMS. I also co-chair the technical working group of the International Rights Statements Working Group.

In my spare time, I enjoy baking bread, modular synthesizers, and tales of the town of Newbridge, New Jersey.

The ArcLight project team would like to provide a brief update regarding our progress on the design process and and timeline for further work. ArcLight is intended be a Blacklight-based environment that supports discovery and digital delivery of information in archives.
Stanford University Libraries
We are pleased to announce that Mark Matienzo is joining Stanford Libraries as of September 19, 2016 as our Collaboration & Interoperability Architect. Mark will be joining Stanford from DPLA (the Digital Public Library of America) where he currently serves as the Director of Technology.
On January 8, 2015, in celebration of David Bowie's 68th birthday, British illustrator Helen Green posted a GIF of the musician on Tumblr. A little over a year later, Bowie died, and Green's animated portraits of him changing his appearance over his career spread across the internet.
One of the most important aspects of the work of the DPLA Technology Team is ensuring that we maintain a common frame of reference for all of our efforts. This is situated in multiple aspects - in terms of our shared technical knowledge, the overall DPLA strategic plan , and more.
During the month of September we are presenting special "Who's Using What?" interviews with the development teams from three of the world's leading aggregators, protectors, and advocates for digital cultural heritage, DigitalNZ, DPLA, and our very own Europeana.
DPLA, along with representatives of a number of institutions including Stanford University, the Yale Center for British Art, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and more, is presenting at Access to the World's Images , a series of events related to the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) in New York City, hosted by the Museum of Modern Art and the New York Academy of Medicine.
DPLA is pleased to announce that the entirety of our website, including our portal, exhibitions, Primary Source Sets, and our API, are now accessible using HTTPS by default.
This is the written version of my keynote presentation from the 2015 LITA Forum in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 14, 2015. I am grateful for the thoughtful and critical feedback from my friends and colleagues Maureen Callahan, Jarrett M. Drake, Hillel Arnold, Ben Armintor, Christina Harlow, and Chela Weber in their review of earlier drafts of this text.

Ever to Excel: Towards an Apologetics of the Spreadsheet

This is the written version of my presentation from Code4lib 2016 in Philadelphia, on March 8, 2016. My presentation was part of a panel with my friends Christina Harlow, Ted Lawless, and Matt Zumwalt, after which we had some discussion moderated by Matt Miller.

Lost in the Stacks from March 13th, 2015 ("How's The DPLA Working?") Episode 248

Intro: “Friction” by Television “You Can Make It” by The Boys From Nowhere Interview with Mark Matienzo (Digital Public Library of America) File this set under QA76.9 .A73: “Architecture” by Palisades “Idea” by Microdisney Continued interview with Mark Matienzo File this set under “Sinoloan Milk Snake Song” by The Mountain Goats “Night Goat” by Melvins Continued interview with Mark Matienzo File this set under BF449.5: “Come Along” by The Maggie’s Marshmallows “Sheep Go To Heaven” by CAKE Credits: “Goat Lips” by Laddio Bolocko “Goat Shepherd” by Mirah Mailbag: “Fopp” by Soundgarden

Photo by Brady Dale. The Empire State Digital Network is one of the newest partners contributing digital materials from across New York State to the Digital Public Library of America [DPLA]. DPLA is a library, archive and historical society digital aggregator, aiming to give the world open and free access to the rich content of America's information institutions.