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Hi, my name is Ed Summers, and I am a software developer with two decades of experience working at the intersection of libraries, archives and the World Wide Web. I study and work with the Web as a sociotechnical system, with an eye to its evolving architecture and practices of curation and preservation. I work at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and am a PhD Candidate in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.

If you want to get in touch please email me at You can also find me on Twitter as @edsu, Mastodon as and Scuttlebutt as @n2ax/dvrm+u76UhEv6aN0MzlH0Zw7o0MOd5QIHjouSw=.ed25519


This is a list of projects that I'm actively working on. It's not meant to be a fine grained list of tasks--I use other collaborative tools like Trello and Asana for that. It's simply a place to write down the high level things that I'm actively engaged with, in an arbitrary order, so I can get them out of my head.

  • Documenting the Now Development
  • Unlocking the Airwaves Development
  • Lakeland Community Archive Development
  • SavePageNow Research
  • Enacting Appraisal (NSRL)
  • Computer Programming: Control, Structure and Ethics