Cristina Pattuelli is an Associate Professor at the School of Information at the Pratt Institute, New York. Her current research explores the intersection between cultural heritage and information access, description and design. She is the director of the Linked Jazz Project that investigates the application of Linked Open Data technology to cultural heritage resources. She is a frequent consultant to libraries, archives, and museums on related topics and projects. Cristina teaches courses on Knowledge Organization, Linked Open Data, Cultural Heritage, and Art Documentation. She received her Ph.D. in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds degrees in Philosophy and in Cultural Heritage Studies from the University of Bologna, Italy as well as a degree in Archival Science, Paleography and Diplomatics from the State Archives School, Bologna, Italy.