Archives & Museum Informatics consults for archives, museums, libraries, funders, philanthropists, and inter-institutional collaborations and networks on issues relating to culture and heritage online. We've helped organizations world-wide with strategy development, project definition, and consortia building and management.
We specialize in strategic planning, knowledge organization and information standards, information systems acquisition, integration of information from diverse collections and sources, multi-institutional projects and databases with diverse user communities, and research into user requirements and experience.
We work across institutions, departments and technologies; our goal is to identify strategies and technologies that meet organizational needs. We're more interested in what you want to achieve than in telling you how you should use a technology like social media.
For many years, our consulting services have emphasized inter-institutional collaboration, and strategic planning. We've specialized in organizational development, business model design, collaboration, multi-institutional projects, knowledge organization, standards development, and requirements analysis. We also consult for businesses and governments on issues relating to organizational accountability and the management of electronic evidence.
Our Client List shows the diversity of organizations we work with in Cultural Heritage Informatics. Highlights include:
- planning and evaluation of the Balboa Park Online Collaborative
- working with private philanthropy interested in funding digital museums
- directing research in a multi-museum project: steve: exploring folksonomy in the museum
- conducting our own research: Museum Web Benchmarking: Survey Report released
- supporting AEA Consulting's development of a Digital Strategy for a national museum.
- defining a collaborative research agenda: Image Retrieval Benchmark Database Service: A Needs Assessment and Preliminary Development Plan prepared for the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) (available at http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/trant04.html).
- planning and managing the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) from 1997 - 2002.
Our Policy on Software Endorsement
A&MI believes that organizations should have impartial advice and therefore does not favour any particular software or hardware. Nor do we accept contracts to implement systems in which we have had a design/specification/planning role.