Jeanne Kramer-Smyth is the author of Spellbound Blog. A recent graduate of the University of Maryland’s iSchool Archives, Records and Information Management program, Jeanne comes to the field of Archival Science with over 18 years of experience designing relational databases, creating custom database software and participating in web based software development. She has brought her great interest in information visualization, structured data and helping individuals find what they are looking for to her studies, personal research and writing. She is interested in the ways that access to government information can be improved — especially ways that free structured government data can be reused, analyzed and visualized.
Jeanne currently holds a position as a Metadata Analyst and SEO Coordinator within the Interactive Technology division of Discovery Corporation. She divides her time between doing search engine optimization (SEO) for Discovery’s network websites and working on taxonomies and controlled vocabularies.