Presentations and Panels

Presentations and Panels

Guest Lecturer – Rapid Digitization and Online Access to Collections
Society of American Archivists, San Jose State University local chapter; webinar. January, 2011

Presentation description: Rapid digitization of photographic and document collections has been proven to be an effective method for generating a quantity of usable digital assets in a short period of time. This presentation provides a cost-benefit analysis of rapid digitization, and goes on to make the argument for using those assets to present cultural collections online.

Presenter – Interested Audience is Interested: Using Flickr to Put Collection Assets Online
California Association of Museums Annual Conference; San Jose, California. March, 2010

Presentation description: To make collection assets available online, use of the photo-sharing website Flickr has proved that collection sharing doesn’t have to be technologically difficult or expensive. By presenting collection images and information on a very popular third-party website, institutions have developed new avenues of research and audiences for their content. This presentation will discuss the process of using Flickr for sharing, outline the potential benefits and downfalls, and provide examples of some successes to date from cultural heritage institutions.

Presenter – 20×20: Rapid-Fire Presentations on Technology and Inspiration in the Digital Age
Cultural Connections; The Lab, San Francisco, California. December, 2009

A fast-paced discussion in the PechaKucha format about how libraries, museum, and archives are leveraging social media to increase access to and use of their collection assets. Highlighted the use of Twitter, blogging, Facebook, and in-house online collection databases.

Moderator – Social Collections, New Metrics, Maps and Other Australian Oddities: An Afternoon with Sebastian Chan
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. August, 2009

Acted as moderator for this day-long seminar about social media, metrics, the role of museum collections data in the digital age, measuring the effectiveness of digital initiatives, and new and upcoming technologies.

Presenter – Bridging the ALM Divide: Collection Information in a Hybrid Institution
with Dr. Francesco Spagnolo, Director of Research and Collections, Judah L. Magnes Museum
American Association of Museums Annual Meeting; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April-May, 2009

This session presented a case study of how the Magnes is using new, innovative technology to make its archive, library, and museum information compatible in one centralized collection management system. The project is designed to facilitate research, sharing, and collection management by making all material types searchable and linkable to one another, while using shared metadata sets.

Presenter – Bridging the ALM Divide: Collection Information in a Hybrid Institution
with Dr. Francesco Spagnolo, Director of Research and Collections, Judah L. Magnes Museum
Museum Computer Network Cal SIG Annual Meeting; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California. August, 2008

This session was the first introduction to the field about the Magnes’ collection information integration project (described above for the April-May 2009 session of the same name).

Grant Panelist – Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant Competition
National Endowment for the Humanities; Washington DC. May, 2008

Participated in an advisory panel for the NEH’s Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant, evaluating approximately 30 grant applications for feasibility, institutional impact, field-wide benefits, and clarity of purpose.

Panelist – Media and Technology Final Project Evaluator
Museum Studies department, John F. Kennedy University. December, 2006 through 2009

Met with Media and Technology students at John F. Kennedy University to guide them to appropriate and available technologies, according to the specifications of their projects. Attended final presentations and provided constructive critique about final student projects.

Conferences and Meetings

American Association of Museums Annual Conference

Los Angeles, California – May, 2010
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April-May, 2009
Denver, Colorado – April-May, 2008
Chicago, Illinois – May, 2007
Boston, Massachusetts – April-May, 2006

Museum Computer Network Annual Conference

Washington, DC – November, 2008
Pasadena, California – November, 2006

California Association of Museums Annual Meeting

San Jose, California – March, 2010

Museum Computer Network Cal SIG Annual Meeting

San Jose, California – August, 2008
San Francisco, California – August, 2006

Museums and the Web

San Francisco, California – April, 2007
Vancouver, British Colombia – April, 2005

Collections Colloquium

John F. Kennedy University Museum Studies, Berkeley, California – October, 2008

Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries and Museums (CALM)

Society of American Archivists, San Francisco, California – August, 2008

“Let’s Talk: Civic Discourse” Colloquium

John F. Kennedy University Museum Studies, Berkeley, California – March, 2008

SFMOMA Digital Assets Symposium

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California – September, 2007

New Media and Social Memory Symposium

Berkeley, California – January, 2007

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