The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Michael Della Bitta is joining its staff as Developer for Data and Usage Analytics, beginning September 12, 2016.
In this role, Della Bitta will work with DPLA’s Technology Team to process, evaluate, and share information about how DPLA’s diverse collections are discovered, used and shared through our user-facing platforms, social media and APIs. Della Bitta will also play a key role in improving data ingestion systems and supporting DPLA’s ongoing work to assess and provide meaningful feedback to our partners about data quality to enhance discoverability and use of collections internally, across our partner network, and by our broad community of users.
“Michael’s experience in digital libraries, high volume data processing and analysis, and interest in serving the cultural heritage sector make him a valuable member of the DPLA Team,” said Director of Technology Mark Matienzo. “I believe his background will serve him well in making our operations run more smoothly and efficiently, and will benefit the DPLA Network as a whole.”
Prior to joining DPLA, Michael has worked in software development and publications and in the startup, library, and education space for nearly twenty years. Michael most recently worked as a data and analytics developer, architect and engineering manager at the content marketing company ScribbleLive. Prior to that, Michael worked as a developer and architect on the repository and Digital Gallery teams at The New York Public Library, and built content management, online learning, and semantic metadata applications at Columbia University. Michael holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Bates College.