Speaker: Koven Smith
April 15-18, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Speakers: Biography

Koven Smith

Senior Analyst for Enterprise Content Management
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Information Services and Technology
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York NY
10028-0198 USA

Koven Smith has been working in museums for the last five years, formerly as the Museum Systems Architect at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and currently as the Senior Analyst for Enterprise Content Management at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Koven has applied his background in composition (he is a 1997 graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music) and Web Services for the non-profit sector to the problems of information modeling, data normalization, and content aggregation in museums. In addition to his recent work at the Met, where he has participated, among other projects, in the steve (Social Term Editing for Vernacular Enhancement) initiative, Koven developed the IMA's content repository, "Intaglio," and was a member of the evaluation team for CHIN's 2003 Collections Management Software Review.

Koven will present The Handheld Handbook: Capturing best practices in mobile interpretation for museums. [Mini-Workshop]