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April 26, 2012 11:19 AM

Conferences, Consulting, Publishing and Training
for Cultural Heritage Professionals

About Us

Archives & Museum Informatics is a partnership of two respected leaders, researchers, and theorists in museum and cultural informatics: David Bearman and Jennifer Trant.

Consulting

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 provide research services. Our international clientele has included archives, museums, libraries, cultural heritage networks, consortia, funders, philanthropists, businesses and governments.

Publications

Publications from Archives & Museum Informatics chronicle the development of interactive multimedia in museums and the impact of the Web on digital museums and libraries. Most of these publications are freely available online.

Museums and the Web and ICHIM conference papers are catalogued and available online. Many of our own articles and papers are also available online.

Between 1987 and 1996 Archives and Museum Informatics published a quarterly newsletter. These are freely available online as PDF files. See the Index to issues.

Print publications are also available to order.

Conferences

We founded the conferences Museums and the Web and ICHIM on the belief that knowledge and best practices should be openly shared amongst colleagues. These became internationally known venues for information-sharing across a broad range of cultural professions, and attracted a diverse, vibrant group of managers, marketers, new media / technologists, curators, educators, and researchers.

Museums and the Web was held annual from 1997, and is ongoing under new leadership. See museumsandtheweb.com.

ICHIM was held biennially from 1991 - 2007 and has now ended.

We also hosted several research meetings on Electronic Records.

Online Community

We established an online community of cultural heritage professionals, that has grown to thousands of members. Originally at conference.archimuse.com, you can now join the conversation at museumsandtheweb.com

 

 

 

Informatics: The interdisciplinary study of information content, representation, technology and applications,
and the methods and strategies by which information is used in organizations, networks, cultures and societies.