Dr. Andrea Thomer is an assistant professor of digital curation. She earned her doctorate at the School of Information at the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign in 2017. She conducts research in the areas of digital curation, natural history museum informatics, information organization, and information system usability. She is particularly interested in the long-term usability of digital collections and their infrastructures. Prior to her work in information science, she was an excavator at the La Brea Tar Pits, a rich fossil site in Los Angeles. She continues to draw on her experience in paleontology, evolutionary biology, and museums in her work.
Areas of interest
data curation, information organization, provenance, museum informatics, earth science informatics, biodiversity informatics, CSCW.