Hilary K Thorsen


(650) 285-9429

I will be starting a new role as Wikimedian-in-Residence on March 1, 2019 as part of the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) project. Previously, I served as Metadata Librarian for Humanities in Stanford Libraries.


  • MLIS, Pratt Institute, New York, New York
  • MA, Photography History and Crticism, Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, UK
  • BA, History of Art and Spanish, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Professional activities 

Webmaster for the International Society of Knowledge Organization: Canada and United States Chapter

Former project manager and current team member of Linked Jazz, a project investigating the potential of Linked Open Data to enhance the discovery and visibilty of digital cultural heritage materials.

Selected Publications 


Thorsen H. and Pattuelli, M.C. (2013) Designing a Crowdsourcing Tool to Analyze Relationships Among Jazz Musicians: The Case of Linked Jazz 52nd Street. In Proceedings of the First AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP-13). Palm Springs, California, November 6-9.

Pattuelli, M. C., Miller, M., Lange, L., and Thorsen, H. (2012). Linked Jazz 52nd Street: A LOD Crowdsourcing Tool to Reveal Deep Connections among Jazz Artists. Short paper for Digital Humanities 2013, Lincoln, Nebraska, July 16-19, 2012.