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					                                                 WILLIAM REILLY

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An experienced XML specialist, technology manager, hands-on developer, and information architect (Master's in
Library & Information Studies), with fifteen years experience of direct responsibility for managing from concept
to launch the successful development of information application products and online publications, in a
leadership Technology Management or Technical Architect role.

To apply my XML specialization knowledge, systems analysis experience, and project management skills in a
role of lead technical analyst, on a large-scale educational or publishing information system project, involving
complex system requirements and program specifications, and including central responsibility for close liaison
with a variety of concerned parties.


- XML: XML; DTD; W3C Schema, XSLT; XSL-FO; XPath; DocBook; XPointer; SVG; WML; XHTML; CSS;
Relax NG; RSS; RDF/XML; XML Topic Maps
- Tools: XML Spy & Stylesheet Designer; Emacs; Epic Editor; XMetal; Eclipse (XML Buddy); eWebEditPro;
Mozilla; Linux KDE K Desktop Environment; MS-Office/Visio/Project;; Stylus XSL Studio
- Metadata, Libraries, Educational: MARC; Dublin Core; IEEE/IMS LOM, QTI; ANSI/NISO .86 Digital
Talking Book; DAISY (Digital Audio-based Information SYstem). Course Management Systems: WebCT;
Blackboard. Academic Management Systems: SCT; Campus Pipeline (web portal)
- Content Management Systems: Open Market/divine Content Server; Interwoven TeamSite; Apache
Cocoon/Lenya; Open Source in-house; Movable Type weblogs
- Languages: XSLT; Java; XHTML; Perl; Ant; bash; LotusScript Notes/Domino
- Environments: Unix/Linux Red Hat 9, FreeBSD (some admin); Windows XP Pro/2000 (some admin);
Apache/Tomcat; IIS/Index Server; CVS
- Practices: Information Modelling (XML; Relational DB); J2EE; Rational Unified Process; (WebML; Object-
oriented A/D; UML)


Client: Harcourt Publishers; Blackwell's Booksellers; I.B.M.; AT&T; Xerox; Fleet Bank; Bank of America; US
Patent & Trademark Office.
Employer: Thomson Publishing; U.C. Berkeley Libraries; European University Institute; U.S. Navy.


CAST, Inc. (Wakefield, Massachusetts) 2004-current (contract position)
Independent Contractor, Senior XML Programmer/Analyst
- Educational not-for-profit organization. "Universal Design for Learning." Founded 1984.
- IEEE/IMS LOM (Learning Objects Metadata), QTI (Question Test Interoperability)
- ANSI/NISO Z39.86 Digital Talking Book; DAISY (Digital Audio-based Information SYstem)
- Apache Cocoon XML, XSD, XPointer, RDF, XSLT, Java architecture
- Project: Enhancing Read-Aloud Computer-Based Testing (CBT)
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- Sponsor: New England Compact, Enhanced Assessment Grant (NEC-EAG)

Digitas, LLC (Boston, Massachusetts) 1998-2003
V.P./Associate Director, Technology - Content Management Practice
- Technology Lead responsibility: Delivered on schedule, within budget, large corporation website presentation
layer builds:
   - Recent technologies (2000-2003) XML, XSLT, XHTML, CSS, Java, Ant, Content Server (CMS)
       Fleet Bank (three portals); Millennium Pharmaceuticals; Xerox. (Also, XHTML/XSLT e-mail system for
Bank of America; Best Buy)
   - Older technologies (1998-1999) Perl, CGI, HTML, SSI, PHP. Also Notes/Domino.
      Harcourt Publishers; AT&T; I.B.M.
- Harcourt Publishers. Evaluated and delivered executive-level recommendations re: third party vendors of
online higher education academic and course management systems:
  - NETg, IMS-based CBT learning systems development and course content learning objects creation and
  - WebCT & Blackboard, online course delivery systems evaluation
  - SCT, academic management systems evaluation
  - Campus Pipeline, SCT partner for web portal delivery of functionality, evaluation
  - Archipelago, web-based learning delivery and high-end, sophisticated course content learning objects
- Harcourt Publishers. Researched and recommended strategies for development of the online Library for
Harcourt's planned online degree-granting Harcourt University (
- Conceived, designed, architected, implemented, extensively documented (DocBook), and trained client on use
of open source website build system: "XML-2-HTML."
- Designed and implemented WYSIWYG XHTML/XSLT e-mail content management system for multiple
campaigns, clients, personalization metadata, output formats
- Conceived, designed, developed and rolled out Lotus Notes/Domino web-based Bug Reporting system ("Page
Problem Report" (PPR)) for use in website development.
- Created cooperative team environment with colleagues (Creative, Marketing, Usability, Copywriters,
Information Architects).
- Communicated the importance of Technology role in defining "upstream" information architecture work
products (wireframes; sitemap; comps; content gap analysis & plan; naming conventions; functionality
requirements capture; etc.).
- Delivered successful projects on schedule. Managed project scoping/estimating; planning; staffing/resourcing;
project management; quality assurance; deliverables definition and packaging.
- Taught five internal cross-departmental formal training sessions (primarily on XML technologies)
- Helped develop "DUP": Digitas version of "RUP" (Rational Unified Process); successfully applied results to
pilot project (Millennium Pharmaceuticals).
- Technology Consultant roles:
    Evaluation of multiple business units' technology & content, for recommendation to senior management
(Harcourt Publishers)
    Senior-level technology client liaison during large-scale website development ( re-launch)
    Technology Assessment reports
    New Business proposals, RFPs, client presentations
- Practitioner, knowledgeable, of Dublin Core metadata standards, W3C web standards, 508 Accessibility
standards (including voice readers for the blind), modern CSS & XHTML usage, “Bobby” Web Standards, W3C
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Dataware Technologies (Cambridge, Massachusetts) 1996-1998
Intranet Webmaster/Software Reuse Initiative Coordinator
- Lotus Notes application development/systems administration
- Knowledge Management suite product in-house use, testing

Thomson Publishing / Research Publications (New Haven, Connecticut) 1990-1995
Senior Technology Analyst/Developer
- United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). (1990-1994) Thomson Publishing CD-ROMs contract
with USPTO for all issued patents. I analyzed specification and sample source bibliographic metadata for
patents, created specifications for programming to our CD-ROM database format, devised sophisticated
multiple-PC systems for patent page JPEG imaging processing, and designed user interfaces for retrieval and
- Electronic Publishing, college and high school market CD-ROM hypertext multimedia titles: (1992-1995)
“Broadcast News” (quarterly) and “American Journey” (series). Smaller scale projects I architected, designed,
implemented, and managed technically, devising database designs and metadata for process management as well
as bibliographic information retrieval. Broadcast News included sub-project of online thesaurus design,
construction, and supporting software development.
- MARC data project for Blackwell's Booksellers & Thomson Publishing (1995)
“Bookscope” CD-ROM of enhanced MARC data from Blackwell's, included Table of Contents and additional,
proprietary subject heading assignments, recorded in special MARC fields. I prepared entire detailed extended
MARC specification, enabling Thomson C programmers to process MARC data records into our CD-ROM
database format. Worked with LOC MARC official specifications documents.

European University Institute (Florence, Italy); Pubblicità Oggi (Milan, Italy) 1988-1990
Bibliographic Database Specialist
- Worked in Italian-speaking libraries, offices

United States Navy (San Diego, California) 1981-1985
Shipboard Communications Officer
- N.R.O.T.C. 4-year Scholarship


M.L.I.S., 1987
University of California, Berkeley
School of Library and Information Studies

B.A. English and American Literatures, 1981
College of the Holy Cross


- Harvard Extension School
2003 - Web Development with XML
2002 - eBusiness Applications using XML and Java
2000 - Introduction to Java Programming
1999 - Practical Perl
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- CMS Partner Bootcamp Training Courses (5-day)
2003 - Interwoven TeamSite
2002 - Content Server (Open Market/divine)
2000 - Art Technology Group - Dynamo JHTML

- Sun Java Training Courses (5-day)
2001 - J2EE Architect
2000 - Java Developer