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 and a visiting professor at the Department of the Cultural Heritage at the University of Bologna, Italy. Linked Open Data, and art documentation. My current research explores the intersection between cultural heritage and information access, description and design. I am the founder of the Linked Jazz Project that investigates the application of Linked Open Data technology to cultural heritage resources and the Co-director of the Semantic Lab at Pratt. I am also a frequent consultant to libraries, archives, and museums. 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.