Museums and the Web 1999

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Published: March 1999.


Kari Smith

Special Projects Intern
University of Michigan
School of Information
Rm 412 West Hall
550 E. University Ave.
Ann Arbor MI
48109-1092 USA

Kari R. Smith is a research intern in the Office of Academic Outreach at the School of Information at the University of Michigan. She is the project manager of the Cultural Heritage Preservation Institute organized by the School of Information. Her current research focuses on using information technology for cultural heritage education and preservation particularly with Native American communities. Her main areas of interest are access and preservation of records of indigenous peoples around the world, including issues of artifacts, oral history, and songs as records.

She has a Master of Science of Information, with a specialization in Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan's School of Information. Prior to graduate studies at the University of Michigan she worked for two years as Records Manager for the Chemical Weapons Destruction Support Office in Moscow, Russia. As the records manager, she developed an electronic records management program, which included a large volume digitization project for the records of the U.S. Army's support to the Russian chemical demilitarization program.

Kari presented Broadening Access to Native American Collections via the Internet