Speaker Matthew Bright, Tiffany Nixon, Dennis Riley, Erin Schreiner, Maya Taylor, & Brynn White
Matthew Bright is a Catalog Librarian and Systems Assistant at the New York Society Library. A fan of structure and rules, Matthew serves as the Resource Description Specialist on the Digital Collections Portal project.Tiffany Nixon has been the archivist for Roundabout Theatre Company since 2008. Roundabout Theatre Company Archives contain extensive institutional ...
Matthew Bright is a Catalog Librarian and Systems Assistant at the New York Society Library. A fan of structure and rules, Matthew serves as the Resource Description Specialist on the Digital Collections Portal project.
Tiffany Nixon has been the archivist for Roundabout Theatre Company since 2008. Roundabout Theatre Company Archives contain extensive institutional and stage documentation chronicling the company's 50 year history as an Off-Broadway and Broadway producer. Ms. Nixon holds an MLIS (Archives Concentration) and an MA (English Literature). She has served as a consultant to theater and dance companies and is an active board member of SIBMAS, A.R.T. NY, and is Co-Chair of the Theatre Library Association annual book awards.
Dennis Riley is the archives and records manager for the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. BNYDC manages the Yard on behalf of the City of New York to promote economic development and job creation and oversee modernization of the Yard while maintaining its historical integrity. Prior to joining BNYDC in January 2014, Dennis spent most of his professional career working in Federal government archives and records management, including at the National Archives and the U.S. Department of State. In addition to various degrees in international relations, history, and Middle East Studies, he received an MA in archives management from NYU.
Erin Schreiner has worked as the Special Collections Librarian at the New York Society Library since 2012. She is Project Manager for the Digital Collections Portal and co-curator of the Library’s upcoming exhibition on annotated books in the Library’s collections.
Maya Taylor is the Managing Director of Booklyn, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting artists’ books as art and research material and assisting artists and organizations in documenting, exhibiting, and distributing their artworks and archives. Taylor received her Bachelor’s Degree in the History of Art from Brown University in Providence, RI. Prior to arriving at Booklyn, Taylor managed the exhibition program at the Dumbo Arts Center.
Brynn White is the Bibliographic and Digital Projects Assistant at the New York Society Library and the Archives Assistant at the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Having previously worked in film programming and writing, she received her MLIS and certification in Archiving and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage Materials in Spring 2014.
Join the CollectiveAccess User Group (CAUG) for a morning of project presentations. We’ll tour four diverse collections and get a behind-the-scenes look at how each organization uses CollectiveAccess:
- Booklyn (Maya Taylor): an archive of artist books and Booklyn’s exhibit history, using a highly-customized metadata schema
- Roundabout Theatre Company Archives (Tiffany Nixon): archives of theater production-related materials, featuring beautiful online finding aids
- Brooklyn Navy Yard (Dennis Riley) — get a pre-launch peek at a digital archive of photos and artifacts from Brooklyn’s shipbuilding past
- New York Society Library (Erin Schreiner, Matthew Bright, Brynn White) — get a pre-launch peek at the digitized reading history of 18th-century New York’s avid readers
CollectiveAccess is free, open-source software for managing and publishing museum and archival collections. A collaboration between Whirl-i-Gig, a New York-based development team, and partner institutions in North America and Europe, CollectiveAccess powers digital collections projects all over the world — many right here in New York City!
The CollectiveAccess User Group convenes at METRO on a quarterly basis to discuss projects, aspects of development from code to project management, and using open-source technology to catalog and manage collections. If you or your organization uses CollectiveAccess—or you’re interested in it—please join us! Be sure to sign up for our email list to get user group meeting updates. Questions? Email Robin Davis, CAUG convener.
This meeting is free of charge for METRO members and non-members alike. Walk-ins are welcome.
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