Hilary K Thorsen

Resource Sharing Librarian

(650) 285-9429

I am currently Resource Sharing Libarian in Access Services at Green Library. Formerly, I was Wikimedian-in-Residence as part of the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) project focusing on Wikidata. Prior to that, I served as Metadata Librarian for Humanities in Stanford Libraries.

Hilary K Thorsen

Resource Sharing Librarian

I am currently Resource Sharing Libarian in Access Services at Green Library. Formerly, I was Wikimedian-in-Residence as part of the Linked Data for Production (LD4P) project focusing on Wikidata. Prior to that, I served as Metadata Librarian for Humanities in Stanford Libraries.

Education 

  • 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 

Co-facilitator LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group

Commissioner for District 6, Library and Education Commission, San Jose, CA

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

Former project manager and 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.

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