David Farneth has built and led library and archives programs for private foundations including the Dia Art Foundation (New York), the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music (New York), and most recently as Assistant Director of the Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles).
He is a member and past section chair of the International Federation of Library Associations and an advisory board member of the National Digital Stewardship Residency Art program. His writings include two books, numerous articles, and the entry for “Institutional Archives” for the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. Farneth has served on national grant evaluation panels and speaks at international meetings on collection digitization, collection management and access, and fostering cooperation between libraries, archives, and museums. He lives in Tucson with his husband David.