Affiliation: Independent researcher and consultant
Sector: Museum, Consortia and Networks, Academic, Research
Country: United States
Susan Chun is a researcher and consultant to cultural heritage organizations (including museums, libraries, and funders) specializing in publishing; intellectual property policy and open content initiatives; collections documentation and cataloguing; information management and visualization; advanced search strategies; and multilingual content development and management. She leads several multi-institutional research and development projects in the museum and library community: she is a co-founder and project lead for Steve: The Museum Social Tagging Project, a collaboration of museums and information professionals investigating the potential of social tagging to enhance access to museum collections and engage visitors, and Program Director for Project Audience, a Mellon Foundation-funded initiative to enhance capacity of cultural organizations through shared technology solutions. She is an instructor in cataloguing theory and practice in the graduate museum studies programs at the Universita della Svizzerà Italiana and Johns Hopkins University. Until 2007, Susan was General Manager for Collections Information Planning at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was responsible for long-term strategic planning and major project development in information policy, publishing, asset management and archiving, digital imaging and licensing, collection cataloguing, and standards. She has also been employed at the Asia Society (New York), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc.