Jared Camins-Esakov


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Developed Biblionarrator, an open source catalogue system, using node.js, Elastic Search, and the graph database Titan. Biblionarrator's key features are 1) a wiki-like data entry experience, 2) powerful search and discovery features, and 3) print-friendly output.

Koha (open source integrated library system)

As an individual contributor, had over 1,000 changesets committed to the Koha project, making contributions in particular to Koha's authority control and catalog search functionality. As Release Manager for Koha 3.12.0, managed project and led development for a major release that added new architecture for plugins and a modernized user experience for intranet interface. As Release Maintainer for Koha 3.06.5–3.06.10, ensured ongoing stability and security of system used in production by thousands of libraries world-wide.


TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon: bandyo May 3, 2015

Built the user interface for Bandyo, a mobile app based on Ionic and Cordova that used Soundkick and Spotify to identify local concerts of potential interest.

SmallBizDev Hackathon: easyCFO (Runner-up) September 14, 2014

Built the user interface for easyCFO, "the personal, on-demand CFO for your business."

Sears Retail Hackathon: PartPic (Runner-up and Winner: Best use of Intel Technology) June 8, 2014

Built a mobile interface for PartPic, a tool for identifying parts in the Sears PartsDirect catalog by photo.

TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014 Hackathon: kioto.io (Winner: Best UX) May 4, 2014

Built a Google Chrome plugin for annotating websites and storing those annotations in Evernote.


Camins-Esakov, Jared and Shari Perkins, comps. Like a Lily among Thorns: illustrated Judaica from the collection of D— P—. New York: Privately printed, 2015. 3 vols.

Perkins, Shari and Jared Camins-Esakov, eds. The Chaucer Collection of Robert R. Raymo. New York: Privately printed, 2015.

Cheek, Richard. Selling the Dwelling: the Books That Built America's Houses, 1775–2000. New York: Grolier Club, 2013. (Indexer and proofreader)

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Koha 3.12 release notes."

Warren, Arete Swartz. Gardening by the Book: Celebrating 100 Years of the Garden Club of America. New York: GCA and Grolier Club, 2012. (Bibliographer and indexer)

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Automatic Generation of Printed Catalogs: An Initial Attempt." Code4Lib Journal 10 (2010).

H.D. The Mystery, edited by Jane Augustine. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2009. (Indexer)

Camins-Esakov, Jared and Catey Farley. A catalogue of ornithology books in the collection of M— W—. New York: Privately printed, 2009. (Author and bibliographer)

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Bibliography of Librarianship in Afghanistan." AAMES Newsletter 5, no. 2 (2008): 2, 4, 6–7.

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Libraries in Afghanistan." Focus on International Library and Information Work 39, no. 1 (2008): 5–9.


Camins-Esakov, Jared. Panelist, "Disruptive Technologies in the Big Data Ecosystem." Data Center World Leadership Conference, Orlando, October 21, 2014.

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Being a citizen: hints for sponsoring Koha development." KohaCon 2014, Córdoba, Argentina, October 6, 2014.

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "What Really Matters: Presenting Information So People Care." UXconnect webinar, Kent, OH, June 2, 2014.

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Linking Library Data Today: Exploring Connections with 'Regular' Data." World IA Day 2014, New York, February 15, 2014. (Slides)

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "bibliography, n.: or, why books are bought." Invited lecture for the Greater New York Independent Publishers Association, New York, February 5, 2014.

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "'But My Patrons Need More Information!': Analytical Records and Koha." KohaCon 2012, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 7, 2012.

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Reflections on the Post-Soviet Approach to the Imperial Russian Book (18th and 19th Centuries)." Paper presented at ASEEES 43, Washington, DC, November 19, 2011.

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Mediating Wives: The Role of Women in the Construction of the Russian Canon." Paper presented at Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference 34, Long Island City, NY, March 26, 2011.

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Generating printed catalogs from structured bibliographic data." Lecture, UCLA Information Studies Colloquium, Los Angeles, CA, January 14, 2011.

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "The English Self-Tutor: or, an Easy Method for Understanding the Nineteenth-Century Book Trade." Paper presented at Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference 33, Swarthmore, PA, March 20, 2010.

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "A librarian in Afghanistan: black tie and combat boots." Invited lecture, Rector's seminar series, Exeter College, Oxford, November 6, 2008.

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "Lessons from Afghanistan: what the Bodleian can learn from Afghan libraries." Lecture for Special Collections, Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford, November 5, 2008.

Camins-Esakov, Jared. "The Hebrew Troubadours: Poetic Provençal Provenance?" Thesis presentation, Celebration of Student Achievement 10, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, May 2, 2007.

Dunn, Jim, Mike Skelly, Jr., and Jared Camins-Esakov. "Fuel cells for vehicles," chaired by Robert Wills. Presentation for Energy in Schools, Albany, NY, November 15, 2002.