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.
Quinn Therriault is the administrative assistant for the Heritage and Information Services department at The Durst Organization. She oversees the department’s cataloging, monitors the news media alerts for the company and serves as photo assistant for all photography assignments. Quinn also writes a weekly “Flashback Friday” article for internal distribution, highlighting milestones from The Durst Organization’s extensive history. Quinn graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BA in anthropology, specializing in art history. She also attended the University of Mississippi Archaeological Field School and participated in the American Museum of Natural History’s North American Archaeology Internship Program.
Caridad Bojorquez is the Information Architect as part of the Heritage and Information Services at The Durst Organization. Caridad ensures that the company’s intellectual property and assets maintain their highest value at every stage of the document lifecycle through projects such as the implementation of an Enterprise Content Management System. Caridad’s interest in archives and photography has previously led to working at establishments such as The Burns Archive, Brooklyn Historical Society, Proteus Gowanus Gallery, and The LIFE Picture Collection at Time Inc. Caridad holds a BFA in Photography from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, and an MSLIS with Certificate in Archives from The Pratt Institute in New York.
Ryan Donaldson, CA, is the Manager of Heritage and Information Services at The Durst Organization. Prior to this role, Ryan served as the company’s first Archivist. He is the past President of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) and presently the Director of the A.R.T. Development Committee. Ryan received the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certification from the Society of American Archivists, and an M.A. in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program.