I am an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Museums and the Digital Culture MS Program at the School of Information at Pratt Institute, New York. My current research explores the intersection between cultural heritage and information access, description and design. I am the director of the Linked Jazz Project that investigates the application of Linked Open Data technology to cultural heritage resources. I am also a frequent consultant to libraries, archives, and museums on related topics and projects. I teach courses on Knowledge Organization, Linked Open Data, Cultural Heritage, and Art Documentation. I received a Ph.D. in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I also hold 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.