October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Speaker: David Bearman


David Bearman

Archives & Museum Informatics
158 Lee Ave
Toronto ON
M4E 2 P3 Canada

David Bearman, Partner in Archives & Museum Informatics, consults for cultural institutions on information strategy. Since leaving the Smithsonian Institution, where he was Deputy Director of the Office of Information Resources Management, he has assisted archive and museum consortia to rethink their approaches to management and delivery of cultural resources. Bearman has been responsible for guiding the development of a national information system for archives in the U.S., national policies towards electronic records management in several countries, national and international museum collaborations and network initiatives, and the definition of a variety of archival and museum related information standards.

He blogs, occasionally, as part of a community of museum informatics professionals, at http://conference.archimuse.com/blog/dbear/

David will present Enhancing the Role of Cultural Heritage Institutions through New Media: Transformational Agendas and Projects. [Paper]

David co--authored The eye of the beholder: steve.museum and social tagging of museum collections. [Briefing]