Anthony Troncale (M.L.S. 1992, Pratt) has worked with many of the most important cultural institutions in the New York City metro area. Assistance in the development, implementation and preservation of digital libraries for museums, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions, large and small.
Recent clients include:
High resolution digital capture and conversion of cultural materials (on-site or off-site)
Writing digital capture and conversion specifications for grants
Project ramp-up and implementation
Digital imaging lab layouts and specifications
Digital preservation strategies
Temporary personnel and in-house employee training services
Cultural Institution Work Experience
The American Museum of Natural History, Library Services Division. Assistant Director of Special Collections and Digital Library Program. November 2000 - Dec. 2004. Oversee strategic management of AMNH Libraryís Special Collections and Digital Library programs. Develop and produce specifications for capturing and processing digital images from visual, text, audio, video and film-based materials and gather related metadata for the AMNH-DLP. Oversee creation of new digital asset management system for AMNH Special Collections and Digital Library. Supervise Senior Archivist in the development and implementation of AMNH Archives and Records center and two FTE for Reference services. Supervise 3 FTE in the Digital Library Program. Manage budgets and planning for said departments. Relevant web sites: AMNH Digital Library;
The New York Public Library, Central Research Bldg., New York, NY. Digital Library Program. Head, Digital Imaging Unit. August 1996 ñ Oct. 2000. Oversee implementation of digital imaging initiatives, including establishing specifications for best practices and procedures, grant writing, vendor relations, and institutional cooperation towards the standardization of the medium. NYPL Digital Library
The New York Public Library, Art, Prints and Photographs Division, Photography Collection. Librarian II. July 1991 - July 1996. Implementation of NYPL's participation in the RLG Digital Imaging Access Project, a prototype digital imaging program using the Romana Javitz Collection (see below) as its model. Coordination of support equipment and documentation, prototype demonstrations, and assessment of evolving technologies in digital imaging for NYPL Special Collections, including World Wide Web page construction. NEA grant funded position to accession and catalogue the Romana Javitz Collection. Item-level cataloging of 2000+ photographs for input into Minaret software system and group-level records input into the RLIN/VIM file. NYPL Photog. Coll.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Department of Photography. Photography Study Center Supervisor. March 1989 - Aug. 1990. Supervision of the Erna and Victor Hasselblad Photography Study Center. Assist all curators, staff and visiting scholars in access to departmental collections and archives. Principle loan officer for the collection and liaison for the Rights and Reproductions Dept. Maintenance of collection storage and the photography library including purchasing and catalog card control. Supervision of graduate summer internships.
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