Simon Tanner is Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London. He is also Pro Vice Dean for Research Impact and Innovation in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. As an information professional, consultant, digitization expert and academic he works with major cultural institutions across the world to assist them to transform their collections and online presence. He has consulted for or managed over 500 digital projects, including digitization of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and has built strategy for a wide range of organizations. These include many national libraries and museums in Europe, Africa, America and the Middle East, and he has had work commissioned by UNESCO, the Danish government, the Arcadia Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Simon is currently working with the US National Gallery of Art on their digital strategy.
Simon was Chair of the Web Archiving sub-committee as an independent member of the UK Government appointed Legal Deposit Advisory Panel. He is a member of the Europeana Impact Taskforce and part of the AHRC funded Academic Book of the Future research team. He teaches on the Masters in Digital Asset and Media Management and the BA in Digital Culture at King’s College London. He was the co-author of the Facet Publishing books Digital Preservation (2006) and Digital Futures (2001).