Speaker: Jennifer Trant
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Jennifer Trant

Partner & Principal Consultant
Archives & Museum Informatics
158 Lee Avenue
Toronto ON
M4E 2P3 Canada

A Partner in Archives & Museum Informatics, Trant is co-chair of Museums and the Web and International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting (ICHIM) conferences, and has served on the program committees of the Joint Digital Libraries (JDL) and the Digital Libraries (DL) conferences, the Culture Program Committee of the International World Wide Web Conference, and the Board of the Media and Technology Committee of the American Association of Museums. She was the Executive Director of the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO) from 1997-2005, and Editor-in-Chief of Archives and Museum Informatics: the cultural heritage informatics quarterly (Kluwer Academic Publishers) from 1997-2000. She has worked with the Arts and Humanities Data Service, King's College, London, England, and the J. Paul Getty Trust's Art History Information Program (for whom she managed the Imaging Initiative and directed the activities of the Museum Educational Site Licensing Project (MESL)). She also managed disciplinary review and prepared the first edition of the report of the Art Information Task Force (AITF), entitled Categories for the Description of Works of Art for the College Art Association and AHIP. Trant has worked with automated documentation systems at the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. In addition to her consulting practice, Trant is enrolled in the PhD program of the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto, where she is researching the role of folksonomy in museums. A full vita and publications list can be found at http://www.archimuse.com/consulting/trant.html

Jennifer will present Crit Room - 1. [Crit Room]
Jennifer will present Crit Room - 2. [Crit Room]
Jennifer will participate in a Panel and Discussion: What's Next? Challenges in Building the Social and Participatory Web. [Panel]