2016

talks and publications

SXSW: Open Cultural Heritage
As part of SXSW Interactive 2016, a panel discussion with Smithsonian Archives and New York Public Library on the benefits of openly sharing cultural heritage content.
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MCN: Synergizing Your Data
Presented at the Museum Computer Network conference with LACMA, a professional session on effective strategies for aggregating and reporting across diverse data silos at cultural institutions.
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Managing Technology at Non-Profits
As part of the National Alliance of Musical Theater “Knowledge Exchange”, a webinar on cost-effective best practices for managing technology at non-profits.
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AAM: Organize and Manage Your Digital Assets
A reprise of a workshop presented for the American Alliance of Museums in 2014.
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M&W: Museums and Open Source
A panel discussion at Museums and the Web conference with Carnegie Museum and Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) on utilizing free and open source software in order to achieve a truly cost-effective and capable technology operation.
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M&W: Digital Collection Content Creation at the DMA
A paper and panel discussion at Museums and the Web discussing the challenges, iterations, and successes of the DMA’s digitization project.
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AAM: Managing Digitized Collections From Capture to Copyright
A webinar for the American Alliance of Museums, providing an overview of the digitization and rights management workflow for a collection object, starting from acquisition through the use cases of online collections and open access.
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Club Innovation & Culture France: from CRM to Big Data
Presented at CLIC’s Atelier #31, an event for cultural and heritage professionals that examined what data, big and small, has to do with museums’ work.
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Making the Most of Your Data
A panel discussion at the National Alliance of Musical Theatre annual conference on data in the arts.
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EARLIER

What Does Data Have to Do With Me?
Presented at the British Museum, an event for cultural and heritage professionals that examined what data, big and small, has to do with museums’ work.
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New Architectures for Online Collections and Digitization
A paper and panel discussion at Museums and the Web 2015 on the processes and challenges of presenting digital collections.
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AAM: Organize and Manage Your Digital Assets
A tech tutorial at the American Alliance of Museums, Seattle 2014
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MCN: Herding Cats: Four Imaging Managers Share Their Secrets
A panel discussion with MOMA and Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) Museum Computer Network 2014 on best practices for digitization – watch the video:
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MCN: New Approaches to Digital Asset Management
Presented at MCN Montreal 2013, in conjunction with ARTstor, a panel discussion on DAM use case and best practices – watch the video:
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OCLC: Museum Data Exchange
In partnership with the The Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), a Mellon-funded project to develop software for museum collection sharing and aggregation.
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Doing the DAM: Digital Asset Management at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Case study in implementing MediaBin, a digital asset management system.
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