A new paradigm for image search metadata collection is emerging exemplified by the Human Computation School's application of gaming principles to information science search challenges.
Dr. Ray Uzwyshyn is currently Director of Collection and Digital Services for Texas State University Libraries. Previously, he served as Director of Online Libraries for American Public University System, Head of Digital and Learning Technologies for the University of West Florida and Web Services Librarian for the University of Miami. Ray possesses a Ph.D. (NYU, Media Studies), MBA (IT Management) and MLIS from the University of Western Ontario. He has chaired the American Society of Information Science & Technology, Special Interest Group in Visualization, Images and Sound and served as a reviewer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Access to Learning Technology Awards, 2009-2011. Ray's specialties include information systems and online education, information visualization, multimedia possibilities for digital libraries and new IT infrastructure implementation.
Select Publications, Presentations and Applications
Coming of Age: The Online Research Data Repository. C-Level View Feature Interview (with Mary Grush). December, 2016
Online Research Data Repositories: The What, When, Why and How. Computers in Libraries. April, 2016.
Transforming Your University or College Library: From Book Warehouse to Innovation-Centered Learning Commons. For Transformational Technology in Higher Education: Thriving as a Connected Campus. 2016.
Risk Management and Disaster Recovery Planning for Online Libraries. American Journal of Emergency Management (Peer-reviewed). (November/December 2015).
One Size May Not Fit All: Pragmatic Reflections on 3D Printers for Academic Learning Environments. Computers in Libraries. Special Innovation Issue, December 2015. pp. 4-11.
3D Printer Infrastructures for Learning Commons (PPT) 2015.
Data Management Repositories for Universities and Research Institutions (PPT) 2014. Makerspaces, Vizualization Walls and Imagineering Design for Learning Commons (PPT), 2014. A Virtual Globally Dispersed Twenty-First Century Academic Library System RL 54:3 2013. Thinking Beyond Project Completion: Analytics, Online Course Guides and Quality Assurance. C-Level View Feature: Campus Technology. 2/20/2013. Online Learning, MOOCS and the Community of Inquiry Framework (Digital Video): Remix, For APUS Center for Teaching and Learning, (Fostering Teaching Excellence, Faculty MOOC) 2012.
IMS Global Learning Impact Award 2012, Gold Medal. For: APUS Libraries Online Course Guides: A University Alternative To Textbooks. ( Background PDF.) Assoc. for Continuing Higher Ed. Creative Use of Technology Award (2013) & National University Technology Network Award (2012) (PPT., Poster). "The Evolving eTextbook Landscape: Strategies, Platform, Innovation" Journal of Digital Media Management 1:1, 2012. "Semi-Structured and Unstructured Information Systems: Information Visualization" in Introduction to Information Science and Technology, Medford: ITI, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-57387-423-6. Envisioning the Skylab: UWF's New 21st Century Learning Space. For Academic Learning Spaces: Invention, Reinvention and Innovation FSU, June 7&8, 2010. (PDF) Technology and the Next Generation Academic Library: Present, Emergent and Future Digital Possibilities (2009, ppt.) An Arbitrage Opportunity for Image Search & Retrieval ASIS&T Bulletin: Special Issue on Visual Representation . (American Soc. of Information Science & Technology SIG Publication of the Year). June/July 2009. 35:5 ISSN: 1550-8366. Prototype. Mediated Translations: Reflections on Digital Scholarship , The Mobile Web 3.0, Knowledge Seeking Tools Digital Videos 2009-2010. Humanities, Arts, Sciences & Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC, Duke). New Millennia Information Systems: UWF Libraries, Spring Faculty Presentation, University of West Florida, 2009. Repurposing Open Source Software for Agile Digital Image Library Development, D-Lib Project Summary Brief, Sept/Oct 2008, Vol.14, Num 9/10, ISSN 1082-9873. Books, Bytes, Blogs and Wikis: Web 2.0 Tool Adoption for University Learning Environments, UWF Academic Technology Center/Information Technology Services, Faculty Learning Series, 2008. "Multimedia Visualization and Interactive Systems: Drawing Board Possibilities and Server Realities" Library High Tech 24:4, (Winter 2007). Emerald Publishing Group: Outstanding Academic Research Paper 2008 International Digital Libraries/ICT. Balseros (Cuba 2004) Trois Chansons (Digital Video 2009) Haiti (2010). "Knowledge Seeking and Information Visualization 2006 Thompson ISI Lazerow Lecture.
In 2007, the University of West Florida Department of Digital and Learning Technologies was charged with the task of rapidly developing a digital image library focusing on the university's upcoming 40th anniversary.