Consulting Software Engineer
Bruce Washburn is a Consulting Software Engineer in OCLC Research. He provides software development support for OCLC Research initiatives and participates as a contributing team member on selected research projects. In addition, he provides software development support for selected OCLC Products and Services. Bruce works in OCLC’s San Mateo, California office and reports to Thomas Hickey, Chief Scientist, OCLC Research.
Prior to OCLC Washburn worked in a variety of roles for the Research Libraries Group (RLG), including serving as manager of its Information Architecture team. Before RLG, Washburn worked in the cataloging department of Stanford University Libraries.
At OCLC Washburn has been a part of the product teams that developed and support the WorldCat Search API and selected Product pilots, most recently as a software engineer for the Person Entity Lookup pilot. For OCLC Research, he maintains the ArchiveGrid discovery system and is an active participant in Linked Data experimentation and development.