Speaker J. Weist, S. Kaufman, S. Lehner, S. Gentile, L. Fleck, R. Mattson, & S. Lipkin
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 ...
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.
Director of Archives Sharon Lehner has worked with the BAM Archives since 1999. Lehner has over ten years’ experience professional experience in archives, the majority of which has been in performance archives. Lehner holds an M.A. in performance studies and a certificate in historical editing and archival management, both from New York University. She is knowledgeable in contemporary archives issues and methods including new technologies and management standards.
Sarah Gentile is an archivist managing the Leon Levy Digital Archives project at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). She received her M.L.S. from Queens College, CUNY, in 2007 with a concentration in archives, records management, and preservation. In her previous role of Associate Archivist of Digital Collections at the the Brooklyn Museum, she was responsible for a variety of digital imaging projects for the library, archives and the general collection.
Louie Fleck, BAM Hamm Archives Manager, has been working at the BAM Archives since 2009. Among his responsibilities are: working with physical media, preparing media for digitization, responding to all types of research requests, preparing artist talks, and hosting BAM tours. He has extensive experience as a recording engineer, video designer and media producer.
Rachel Mattson is the Manager of Special Projects in the Archives at La MaMa ETC, an experimental theater located in lower Manhattan. She holds a PhD in US history from New York University and an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Suzanne Lipkin works as a Cataloger at the Archives at La MaMa ETC. A recent graduate of the School of Information and Library Science at Pratt Institute, she has worked at the Brooklyn Historical Society, the Center for Jewish History, and at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Join us for a morning of CollectiveAccess presentations. We’ll be treated to behind-the-scenes tours of two forthcoming online collections, a power searching tutorial, and a sneak peek at future CollectiveAccess features.
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