Diane Zorich

Personal Information

First name: 
Diane
Last name: 
Zorich
Brief Bio: 

From my Twitter bio: Lapsed anthropologist, now cultural heritage consultant working on digitization issues. Interests all over the board. Looking for a grand theory to unify them.

From my professional bio:
Diane M. Zorich consults on digital strategies in cultural and educational organizations. Before establishing her consultancy, she was data manager at the Association of Systematics Collections in Washington, D.C. and documentation manager at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. She also served as past president and board member of the Museum Computer Network, and chaired that organization's intellectual property group.

She is the author of Introduction to Managing Digital Assets: Options for Cultural and Educational Organizations (1999, J. Paul Getty Trust), Developing Intellectual Property Policies: A "How To" Guide for Museums (2003, Canadian Heritage Information Network) and A Survey of Digital Humanities Centers in the United States (2008, Council on Library and Information Resources). She also co-authored Beyond the Silos of the LAMs: Collaboration Among Libraries, Archives and Museums (2008, OCLC Programs and Research) and contributed a chapter on information policy in museums for Museum Informatics (2008, Routledge). Her recent study on the status of art history and digital scholarship and teaching ("Transitioning to a Digital World: Art History, Its Research Centers, and Digital Scholarship") is available at http://www.kressfoundation.org/research/Default.aspx?id=35379.

Diane has graduate degrees in anthropology and museum studies from New York University, is based in Princeton, NJ and on Twitter at @dzorich.