Bente Jensen participates in the Nordic project Collecting Social Photography (2017-2020) for Aalborg City Archives in Denmark, where she is an archivist. She is also part-time lecturer at Aalborg University in subjects related to archives and cultural heritage. Before this she was an archivist in the Danish National Archives.
Her interests are strategies and methods of participatory archives and archives’ outreach. A special focus is on how the change to digital media will affect the methods and strategies of archives especially related to the visual holdings.Together with the CoSoPho team, she has recently published: (Hash) tagging with the users: participatory collection of digital social photography in museums and archives in the anthology: Participatory Archives. Theory and Practice (FACET, 2019). She is one of the editors of the Nordic anthology : #arkivdag – relevans, medvirkning, dialog (Oslo 2016). She has also participated in the Nordic project: Turning Access into Learning (2016-2018), which examined digital accessibility and the potential of archives.