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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 ehs@pobox.com. You can also find me on Twitter as @edsu, Mastodon as @edsu@social.coop and Scuttlebutt as @n2ax/dvrm+u76UhEv6aN0MzlH0Zw7o0MOd5QIHjouSw=.ed25519

Projects

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