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Kristin Shaffer

Kristin Shaffer

Data Services Manager


Charleston, SC

I'm a data management professional passionate about delivering complete, accurate, and timely information; fanatic for metadata, taxonomies, and the organization of information; motivated to help people access the information they need. I'm honored to have been a part of BoomTown's growth and accomplishments thus far, and...




SQL Digital Archiving Microsoft Excel Microsoft Access Digital Libraries Data Exchange XML Microsoft Office HTML SQL Server Management Studio Relational Databases Visual Basic Databases XML Oxygen XML Editor

Data integration, metadata control, information retrieval. Lifelong learning & knowledge sharing.


Data Services Manager

• As early employee in startup, key contributor to fastest growing software company in state with three-time Inc. 500 ranking
• Assure quality and reliability of real estate listing search for over 700 client websites
• Implement and maintain over 250 live Internet Data Exchange (IDX) connections
• Develop proprietary data import systems and document SOPs as lead subject-matter expert
• Collaborate with product development team to automate processes, escalate bugs, & prioritize feature requests
• Communicate with clients via phone & helpdesk to resolve data issues
• Secure access to each data feed by coordinating contracts with agents, brokers, and MLSs
• Ensure client compliance with local realtor associations’ rules and regulations

Career medium 05
Career medium 04

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Assistant, Carolina Digital Library & Archives

“Oral Histories of the American South” collection • • 2007-2008
• Contributed to IMLS-funded project to digitize 500 oral history interviews (transcript and audio) from the Southern Oral History Program
• Prepared oral history interviews for online publication. Includes encoding transcripts into XML, supplying metadata for TEI header, validating XML documents, and publishing digitized interviews
• Revised and edited abstracts and excerpt descriptions written by scholars from the Southern Oral History Program to maintain high standard of production quality in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style and University Style Guide

“Going to the Show” collection • • 2008
• Contributed to digital project experimenting with interactive GIS technologies to provide free public access to statewide collections of original Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
• Supplied comprehensive metadata for digital scans of Sanborn maps
• Georeferenced Sanford maps and historical locations in Google Earth
• Created TEI-compliant header and supplied metadata for historical newspaper clippings and artifacts


Trident Technical College

Certificate in Applied Science, Database

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Information & Library Science

Master of Science in Library Science

Elon University

Bachelor of Arts, Political science & Public administration

GPA 3.93, summa cum laude