David Bearman is President of Archives & Museum Informatics. He consults on issues relating to electronic records and archives, integrating multi-format cultural information and museum information systems and is Editor in Chief of the quarterly journal Archives and Museum Informatics, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, in The Netherlands.
Since 1991, he has organized and chaired the biennual International Conferences on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums (ICHIM), and more recently the annual Museums and the Web Conferences, as well as directing numerous educational seminars and workshops on related topics. Bearman is the author of over 125 books and articles on museum and archives information management issues.
Prior to 1986 he served as Deputy Director of the Smithsonian Institution Office of Information Resource Management and as Director of the National Information Systems Task Force of the Society of American Archivists from 1980-82. From 1987-1992, he chaired the Initiative for Computer Interchange of Museum Information (CIMI). In 1989 Bearman proposed Guidelines for Electronic Records Management Policy which were adopted by the United Nations Administrative Coordinating Committee on Information Systems (ACCIS) in 1990 and in 1995 he proposed a Reference Model for Business Acceptable Communications as part of a research program on functional requirements for electronic evidence.
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