C. Olivia FrostAssociate Dean & Professor
University Of Michigan
School Of Info. & Libr. Studies
550 E. University Ave.
304 West Hall Bldg.
Ann Arbor MI
C. Olivia Frost is Associate Dean for Professional Programs and Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. She has been a faculty member at the University of Michigan since 1977. She has a B.A. in German Literature from Howard University, an M.L.S. from the University of Oregon, an M.A. in German Languages and Literatures, and a Ph.D. in Library Science from the University of Chicago. Frost was PI of the Art Image Browser project, which developed, deployed, and evaluated a digital database of images in art and architecture. As PI of the Digital Image Library Project at UM, Frost has assembled a team of researchers in computer vision, human-computer interaction, and information retrieval to design systems which provide general users with multimode retrieval combining content-based image retrieval with text-based classification strategies. Her most recent service initiatives focus on cultural heritage outreach and are related to her teaching and research areas of multimedia access. She is PI of the Cultural Heritage Initiative for Community Outreach (CHICO), which works with museums, archives, libraries, and K-12 schools to develop pilot projects to demonstrate the potential of information and collaboration technology in broadening the reach of cultural heritage materials.