I am a researcher and consultant to cultural heritage organizations. I specialize in publishing; information management and collections aggregation; intellectual property policy and open content initiatives; visualization; advanced search strategies; and multilingual content development and management. I lead several multi-institutional research and development projects in the museum and library community: I am a co-founder and project lead for Steve: The Museum Social Tagging Project and program director for Project Audience. I research, write, teach, and lecture regularly on museum publishing, intellectual property policy, open content initiatives, information management and cataloguing, search and access, and social software.
In my career as a museum professional, I’ve worked for and with museums of all sizes and sorts, including fifteen years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where, until 2007, I was General Manager for Collections Information Planning in the Office of the Director and the museum’s first Senior Editor for New Media. I have also worked at the Asia Society, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Alfred A. Knopf.