Joshua M. Greenberg
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| web: http://epistemographer.com
Areas of Expertise/Interest
- Digital Libraries, Museums and Cultural Institutions
- History and Sociology of Information Technology
- Digital Tools for Scholarship | Publishing | Humanities Computing
- Science & Technology Studies | Public Understanding of Science/Technology
- Film and Media Studies
- Writing Across the Disciplines
See below for teaching experience
- Program Director, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2010 – present)
- Director of Digital Strategy and Scholarship, The New York Public Library (2007 – 2010)
- Research Assistant Professor, Department of History and Art History, GMU; Associate Director, Research Projects, Center for History and New Media (2004 – 2007)
- PhD, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University (August, 2004). Dissertation: “From Betamax to Blockbuster: Mediation in the Consumption Junction.” (Committee members: Ron Kline (chair), Bruce Lewenstein, Trevor Pinch)
- M.A., Dept. of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University (January 2002). Masters-level project on public representations of the Y2K problem that involved the development of a system to parse the closed-captioning of broadcast television for relevant content (funded by NSF grant #9907984)
- B.A., History of Science, Medicine and Technology, minor in Writing Seminars/Film and Media Studies, Johns Hopkins University (May 1998). Honors Thesis: “From Primers to Prime Time: The Presentation of Experiment in Print and on Television”
Selected Presentations and Workshops
- “The Institution and the Crowd”, Webwise, Denver, CO (March 4, 2010)
- “Digital Content Strategy Development”, CNI Fall Membership Meeting, Washington DC (December 2009)
- “Staff Expertise as Digital Strategy”, DISH 2009, Rotterdam (December 2009)
- “What Changes with Digital?”, ARL-CNI Forum: An Age of Discovery: Distinctive Collections in the Digital Age, Washington DC (October 2009)
- “The Changing Role of Libraries in a Networked, Digital Context”, School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute (April, 2009)
- “Librarians and Social Media”, Library 2.0 Symposium, Yale Law School Information Society Project (April, 2009)
- workshop, “Smithsonian 2.0”, Smithsonian Institution (January, 2009)
- “Digitization at NYPL”, Metropolitan Library Council, New York (December, 2008)
- “Digital Strategy at the New York Public Library”, Smithsonian Institution (October, 2008)
- workshop, “The Future of Museums and Libraries in the 21st Century”, The National Academies (July, 2008)
- “Amateurs and Professionals in Information Technology”, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison (March, 2007)
- “Zotero, An Introduction,” project briefing at the Coalition for Networked Information Task Force Meeting (November 2006)
- “The Rise of Search, and its Implications for Research and Education,” presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Vancouver (November 2006).
- “The Franchise and the API: Formalized Structures of Mediation,” presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, Las Vegas (October 2006).
- “Digital Preservation and Blogs,” panel discussion at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (March 2006)
- “Web Archiving – A User’s Perspective,” presented to the Library of Congress Web Archiving Group (September, 2005)
- “Hackers and Tinkerers: Amateurs and Video Technology,” presented at the Science, Technology and Society colloquium, University of Virginia (November 2004).
- “‘Going Broke on Blank Tape and Phone Calls: Videophiles and Betamania,” presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Paris (August 2004).
- “Piracy, Pornography, and Liberty: Moral Controversies and the VCR,” presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, Minneapolis (October 2003).
- “Retailers, Distributors, and Enthusiasts: Mediating Home Video” presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Atlanta (October 2003).
- “Writing as Technology” presented at the 2003 Cornell Consortium for Writing across the Disciplines, Cornell University (June 2003).
- “Hardware, Software, and Video Retail in the 1970’s and 1980’s” presented as part of the Science Studies Reading Group, Department of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University (December 2002).
- “The Coproduction of Medium and Message” presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Milwaulkee (September 2002).
- “S&TS and Media Ecology: How they might talk to each other more (and why they should)” presented at the annual Media Ecology Association convention, New York City (June 2002).
- “Is There a 'Public' for Technology?” presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology, San Jose, CA (September 2001).
- “Using closed captioning to archive science and technology on TV: a case study,” with Bruce Lewenstein, presented at the 6th International Conference on Public Communication of Science & Technology, Geneva (February 2001).
- “Constructing Y2K: Representations of Experts on U.S. Television,” presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Vienna (September 2000).
Selected Digital Projects
- The New York Public Library website (Director of Digital Strategy, 2007-)
- The Judith Project (NYPL, 2008)
- Zotero: A Scholarly Web Browser (Co-director, 2006 - 2008). Funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Institute for Museum and Library Services and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
- Sitebuilder: A Lightweight, Robust Archive Web Application (Exec. Producer, 2006 - 2007)
- ScholarPress Wordpress Courseware (Co-creator, 2006 - 2008)
- Exploring and Collecting History Online (Associate Director, 2004 - 2007). Funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
- “Birth of the Dot Com Era” (Exec. Producer for CHNM, 2005 - 2007). Partnership with University of Maryland, funding from the NDIIPP program, Library of Congress
- EdSITEment Classroom Tools (Exec. Producer / Programmer, 2005 - 2007). Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities
- Historical Thinking Matters (Programming Lead, 2005-2006). Funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- The Video Store Project (Creator, 2002)
- Amateurs and Professionals in 20th Century Media and Technology (New York University: Fall 2008)
- Clio Wired (George Mason University: Fall 2006)
- History in the Digital Age (American University: Spring 2006)
- Doing Digital History (George Mason University: Summer 2005)
- Images of Science in the Mass Media (Cornell University: Fall 2000, Spring 2001)
- Writing as Technology (Cornell University: Spring 2004)
- Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine (Cornell University: Fall 2001)
- Inventing an Information Society (Cornell University: Summer 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
- May 2006 – present: Technical Advisor, Advisory Board Member, The Web History Center
- September 2004 – September 2008: Editorial Board member, Social Studies of Science.
- May 2003 - September 2003: Editorial Assistant, Social Studies of Science.
- September 1998 - September 2001: Assistant Editor, Public Understanding of Science.
- Foreign Languages: Spanish (fluent), French (reading knowledge), Italian (can order coffee)
- Platforms: Wordpress, Drupal, MovableType, Omeka