Information Studies


Bingjun Liu

Bingjun Liu

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Information Studies. My research seeks to understand the user engagement with museums' digital information services in relation to both historical contexts and the contemporary society. For my master’s dissertation, I was working on how mobile computing has changed user expectations towards museum websites, and it was awarded the Stephen Robertson Prize for the annual best dissertation.

Currently, I am working part-time as a Data Standard Editor at the Victoria and Albert Museum, involving in the project “Chinese Iconography Thesaurus (CIT)”. This project aims to create an indexing standard that will facilitate access and inter-operability of Chinese digital images across collections.

I had also worked as a Teaching assistant at DIS for the modules: INST0007 Web Technologies, INST0018 Internet Technologies, INST0029 Server Programming and Structured Data, and INST0032 XML.

Provision Thesis Title:
Understanding how users engage with museum digital information services

Dr Oliver Duke-Williams
Dr Adam Crymble
Professor Simon Mahony

Academic Background:
MA in Digital Humanities, Department of Information Studies, UCL
BA in Graphic Design, University of Southampton

Working Experience:
Teaching Assistant & Sessional Lecturer - University of Southampton
Web Editor (Intern) - USEUM

Conference Presentation:
September 2022, Digital initiatives in online service delivery: case study of London art museums during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Presented at the Digital Humanities Congress 2022, Sheffield, UK

September 2021, Lessons for museums from the pandemic lockdown: exploring user engagement with art museums in London on Facebook. Presented at the 14th International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, Virtual Event

Email: Bingjun.liu.16@ucl.ac.uk
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bingjunliu
ORCID: 0000-0002-0228-8402