CollectiveAccess User Group Meeting

Speaker Julia Weist, Seth Kaufman, Tara Hart, Robin Camille Davis, Shaina D. Larrivee, & Liza Harrell-Edge
Julia Weist is a Senior Consultant at Whirl-i-Gig. Since joining the CollectiveAccess team in 2010, Julia has designed and deployed collection management systems for a wide range of institutions in the museum, library, archival, corporate and non-profit sectors. Prior to Whirl-i-Gig Julia was a Librarian at the New York Society Library. ...

Julia Weist is a Senior Consultant at Whirl-i-Gig. Since joining the CollectiveAccess team in 2010, Julia has designed and deployed collection management systems for a wide range of institutions in the museum, library, archival, corporate and non-profit sectors. Prior to Whirl-i-Gig Julia was a Librarian at the New York Society Library. Julia's sculptural work has been exhibited internationally and she actively writes and presents on the intersection of art and cultural informatics. 


Seth Kaufman founded Whirl-i-Gig in 1995 with a background in civil engineering, computer science and graphic design. In addition to his two decades of experience developing software tools for a variety of industries and applications, Seth has also taught digital design and programming. Since 2003, Seth has been the lead developer and architect of CollectiveAccess.


Tara Hart is Digital Archivist at the New Museum where she co-organized the current exhibition, “Talking Back: The Audience in Dialogue” (on view through July 6th, 2014), a selection of materials culled from the New Museum’s archives that explores various ways in which artworks and projects have engaged the voice of the Museum’s audiences. Prior to joining the New Museum, Hart worked as an Archivist at the Public Art Fund and the Fales Library and Special Collections.


Robin Camille Davis is the Emerging Technologies & Distance Services Librarian at Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), where she leads digital projects and pursues the future of libraries. She holds a MLIS with a focus in data curation from the University of Illinois and is currently in the computational linguistics MA program at the CUNY Graduate Center. 


Shaina D. Larrivee is the Project Manager for The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné, an ongoing project of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York dedicated to documenting the complete oeuvre of Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988).  A graduate Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Larrivee received her Master’s degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.  She joined the The Noguchi Museum in 2007, and prior to that worked in galleries and publishing.


Liza Harrell-Edge is the Manager of Digital Initiatives at The New School Archives & Special Collections, where she has been working on the implementation of a CollectiveAccess instance since 2012. Previously she worked as a project archivist at Fales Library & Special Collections.

Full Description
Join us for the first meeting of the CollectiveAccess User GroupThis group will convene at METRO on a quarterly basis to discuss projects created with CollectiveAccess (CA) software, aspects of development from code to project management, and using open-source technology to catalog and manage collections. In this first meeting, we'll take a look at live projects from two libraries and two museums, meet members of the CA project team, and chat over refreshments.
 
CollectiveAccess is free open-source software for managing and publishing museum and archival collections.
 
If you or your library, archive, or museum use CollectiveAccess—or are interested in using it—please join us! Be sure to sign up for our email discussion list to keep in touch. Questions? Email Robin Davis, CAUG convener.
 
Program:
 
All METRO's special interest group meetings are free of charge for METRO members and non-members alike. Walk-ins are welcome.

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When?

Thu, May. 29, 2014
10 a.m. - noon US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003