Joseph Dalton - Visiting Assistant Professor
Joseph DaltonVisiting Assistant Professor
Information & Library Science
(718) 636-3600 x2492 fax
B.A., Lake Forest College; History
Senior Web Developer, Digital Experience Group, The New York Public Library
Joe Dalton is Senior Web Developer for the New York Public Library’s (NYPL) Digital Library Program. He currently heads the technical team responsible for the development of digital applications, including the information architecture for the Digital Gallery, which contains over 550,000 images. Prior to joining the Digital Library Program, he worked in the NYPL Research Libraries as a web developer and a reference librarian. He has a B.A. in History from Lake Forest College and received an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996.
PRESENTATIONS & PAPERS
“Losing Sleep Over REST?” Code4Lib Annual Conference 2008, Portland, OR, February 27, 2008. http://code4lib.org/conference/2008/schedule
“Chronology Matters: Problems and Approaches to Exploring Digital Collections by Date.” Digital Library Federation (DLF) Spring Forum 2007, Pasadena, CA, April 24, 2007. http:// www.diglib.org/forums/spring2007/spring2007abstracts.htm
“Contextualizing Access to Subject Headings Across Digital Collections: The ‘See Also’ Problem.” DLF Fall Forum 2006, Boston, MA, November 9, 2006. http://www.diglib.org/forums/fall2006/fall2006program.htm
“Noodling in the Background: What Underlies the NYPL Digital Gallery.” Metropolitan New York Library Council, METRO Digitization Expo, New York, NY, May 9, 2005.
“Dumbing up or Dumbing Down? Developing a Flexible Information Architecture for Image/Metadata Retrieval and Display in a Digital Library Context.” DLF Spring Forum 2004, New Orleans, LA, April 20, 2004. http://www.diglib.org/forums/Spring2004/springforum04abs.htm
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Research Libraries Council (one of 18 elected representatives library-wide), 2005 – 06; Research Libraries Web Working Group, 2002 – 06; Research Libraries Strategic Review: Network Society, 1999 – 2002; Committee for NYPL Branch/Research Web Interface Redesign, 2001; Research Libraries Government Relations Committee, 1998 – 2000
American Library Association, American Society for Information Science & Technology, Digital Library Federation, Metropolitan New York Library Council