Kate Theimer

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Kate Theimer is the author of the popular blog, ArchivesNext (www.archivesnext.com). Launched in March 2007, ArchivesNext is one of the leading sources for information on use of Web 2.0 tools by archives, and in August 2009 Kate launched the Archives 2.0 wiki (http://archives2point0.wetpaint.com/) which serves as an online directory of Web 2.0 implementations in archives.

Kate worked for six years as a Policy Specialist and Team Leader in the Lifecycle Coordination Staffat the National Archives and Records Administration, where she developed policies regarding NARA’s Electronic Records Archives program and descriptive standards, as well as leading NARA’s business process reengineering efforts. Prior to serving with the National Archives, Kate worked with the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art on their descriptive standards and collections management system.

Her published works include Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies for Archives and Local History Collections (to be published by Neal-Schuman Publishers in Fall 2009) and various articles for SAA newsletters and other professional publications. She will be contributing an essay on the use of technology for advocacy in the forthcoming SAA volume edited by Larry Hackman.

She’s also a prolific speaker, chair and commentator for professional programs at the national and regional level, and has been active in many committees including her current position as Co-Chair of the Society of American Archivists’ Issues and Advocacy Roundtable.

Kate holds a Master of Information, Specialization in Archives and Records Management, from University of Michigan; a Master of Arts Degree in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Maryland; and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.


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