Daniel Pitti is Associate Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) at the University of Virginia. Pitti is responsible for project design in general, and Extensible Markup Language (XML) and object-relational database design and development in particular. Before coming to IATH in 1997, Pitti was Librarian for Advanced Technologies Projects at the University of California at Berkeley Library. Since 1993, Pitti has been the chief technical architect of Encoded Archival Description (EAD), an international standard for encoding library and archival finding aids. He is also the chief technical architect of an emerging standard for representing description of individuals, families, and corporate bodies, Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families (EAC-CPF) and serves on the SAA EAC Working Group. Pitti serves as a consultant on Core Technical Group of Europeana (WP3), and also advises APEnet (Archival Portal of Europe).
At Berkeley, Pitti assisted in establishing the California Digital Heritage Collection and the UC-EAD Project (later the Online Archive of California). At IATH, among other projects, Pitti has been involved in the design and development of the following: the Arapesh Grammar and Digital Language Archive; William Blake Archive; Walt Whitman Archive; Lives of Exemplary Women; Salem Witch Trials; Aquae Urbis Romae: the Waters of the City of Rome; the Salisbury Project; Lives of the Saints; Leonardo da Vinci’s Treatise on Painting; the Thomas MacGreevy Archive; Uncle Tom’s Cabin; The Samantabadhra Archive; and The World of Dante. In addition, he has served as a consultant to the Dante Gabriel Rossetti Archive, the Piers Plowman Archive, and many other projects.
Pitti has a BA in religious studies from UC Davis, MA and C.Phil. in history of religions from UCLA, and an MLIS from UC Berkeley.
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