Speaker: Jennifer Trant
April 9-12, 2008
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Jennifer Trant

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

A Partner in Archives & Museum Informatics, Trant is co-chair of the Museums and the Web (MW) and International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting (ICHIM) conferences.

She 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 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 on-line 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, as Principal Investigator of the IMLS-funded steve.museum research project.

A full vita and publications list can be found at http://www.archimuse.com/consulting/trant.html

She blogs at http://conference.archimuse.com/jtrants as part of an on-line community of museum informatics professionals.

Jennifer will present Crit Room - 1. [Interaction]
Jennifer will present Crit Room - 2. [Interaction]