Lori Phillips

Digital Marketing Content Coordinator
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
USA

Lori Byrd Phillips is Digital Marketing Content Coordinator and Wikipedian in Residence at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the largest children's museum in the world. Lori holds an MA in museum studies from Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis and is a leader within the GLAM-Wiki initiative, an international group of volunteer Wikipedians who assist cultural institutions in collaborating with Wikipedia in order to share resources. Her research centers on the concept of Open Authority, or the integration of open, collaborative digital communities in museum dialogue and interpretation.

Lori has had the opportunity to present on the subject of Wikipedia and museums at a number of international professional conferences, including the American Association of Museums in Minneapolis, Wikimania in Haifa, Israel and Washington DC, MuseumNext in Barcelona, and the Museum Computer Network in Austin, Atlanta, and Seattle. In 2012 she served on the program committee for Museum Computer Network as well as the Advisory Board for the New Media Consortium Horizon Report: Museum Edition. She has been published in the American Association of Museum's Museum member magazine and is a contributing blogger for the New Media Consortium's MIDEA blog on museum technology.