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Alpay Beler

Information Architect & Digital Project Manager: spec.on CMS & Digital Print solutions, inc. UX, str

Profileimage by Alpay Beler Information Architect & Digital Project Manager: spec.on CMS & Digital Print solutions, inc. UX, str from London
  • London Freelancer in
  • Graduation: MA, BA (hons.)
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: 50 £/hour 300 £/day
    Negotiable depending on duration and requirements
  • Languages: English (Native or Bilingual) | French (Limited professional) | Russian (Elementary) | Turkish (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 01.10.2014
Online Advertising, Web Development, Information Architecture, Project Management, Web Design, SEO, Content Management, E-commerce, CMS, Social Media
History of Parliament Trust
Information Architect/Project Manager
02.2007 - today
Responsible for architecting and implementing the History of Parliament Trust's publications to be accessible online. In addition, we have now customised an opensource CMS, Drupal, to deliver print-on-demand functionality for the future publications. A 7 volume print edition covering the period 1820-32 parliaments will be on the shelves on December 2009, and further 6 volumes covering 1604-29 parliaments in March 2010.
Government Administration

Culture & Heritage Associates Ltd
Founding members of
03.2003 - today
Culture & Heritage Associates works in conjunction with experts in other disciplines & Associates user interface design, spatial and landscape tourism/marketing, operations,and other related specialty areas to complement a project's needs.

Culture & Heritage Associates have particular experience in collaborative initiatives and working with other teams of experts such as educators, curators, architects, policy makers, tourism/marketing personnel, programmers and designers. We also have wide cross-sectoral experience, having worked in and with museums, heritage organisations, universities and libraries, and have been involved in evaluation, e-learning, VLEs, and higher education resource creation.

Culture & Heritage Associates also offers a specialist range of services and expertise in the areas of multimedia design, web and multiple platform delivery authorship, content management, convergence, and digitization services for corporate, cultural and educational sectors.
Museums and Institutions
1-10 employees

IRM research
Web Development
0.2012 - 0.2013

Museums and Institutions

Tape Interactive
Information Architect and Digital Projects Manager
0.2011 - 0.2012

Museums and Institutions

SS Graphics
Web designer
0.2011 - 0.2012

Museums and Institutions

Serena Software
Information Architect Project Manager
0.2006 - 0.2007

Museums and Institutions

Birkbeck College, University of London
Systems Analyst & Project Manager
10.2004 - 10.2006
Overseeing and developing student information systems and web enabling of client/server applications for ease of access to a wider community.
Higher Education

ScM, NMPFT, NRM, NHM, Arkive & Y-Touring
IS Architect & Web Project Manager
0.2002 - 0.2004
NOF Web Projects Manager & Information Systems Architect: Responsible for the project management web development and IA of, which involved making accessible in total over 80,000 object, image and library records and stories drawn from three National Museums. Also headed the strategy team for the development and creative direction of this content-rich ‘knowledge’ site and set up the web architecture and incorporation of Dublin Core metadata schema, navigation taxonomy and WAI standards.
Included in my remit, I worked on the design implementation, visitor research testing, prototyping and led the specification of the tender & functionality documents, day to day development of the CMS and design implementations, liaised between museum stakeholders to ensure smooth content delivery and oversaw the life cycle of the all production phases.
In tandem, I was also responsible in the same capacity as above, the development of the Science, Invention and Nature project (, a content search portal linking across databases of several national heritage organisations, such as the Natural History Museum and Wildscreen Trust & NMSI family of museums, interlinking content that would not be accessible via normal search engines.

March 02 – Aug 02
Digitalisation Project Manager: developed the workflows, methodology for a digitalisation infrastructure project across NMSI (National Railway Museum, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television and the Science Museum), funded by NOF-DIGI, ‘Science and Culture’ to ultimately digitise 50,000 images and 30,000 library records and 5,000 museum object records. In addition, I worked on a harvesting model to bring together data across five distributed database sources using Dublin Core metadata schema as a standard to capture and structure the museum collections.
Museums and Institutions

IT Director
0.1999 - 0.2002
IT Director: New technology development: seeking complementary technology companies for joint development and partnerships. R&D into XML, WAP and SMS and content delivery and multimedia streaming platforms. Staff training and development. Web and database server installations and maintenance of company and client sites.
Museums and Institutions

Soholondon, New Media Design Agency
IT Director
0.1999 - 0.2001

Museums and Institutions

SOAS, School of Oriental and African Studies
Adv Academic Research Proj Coordinator
0.1989 - 0.1999
Initiated and set up Digital Media Resources Library (DMRL) as a learning, teaching resource and researching into other academic IT resource needs & requirements for students and academic staff; Set up the first multimedia training facilities and run multimedia courses for staff and PhD and MA students; Multimedia Project manager for departments; personal course trainer/tutor to MA and PhD students with their multimedia projects; Project managed the digitalization of Percival David Foundation's ceramic collection (Chinese ceramics museum-SOAS)
Museums and Institutions

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