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Saturday, March 21 • 9:45am - 10:45am
This Town is Big Enough for All of Us: Managing Assets Across an Organization

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Keep them doggies rollin’: Digital Asset Flow in the Large Museum — Evan B. Towle, Librarian for Digital Collections and Services, Philadelphia Museum of Art

On the LAM: Integrating Library, Archives, and Museum Collections in an Open Source Information Management System — Tessa Brawley-Barker, Assistant Librarian, Glenstone
Julia Weist, Senior Archival Consultant, Whirl-i-Gig

Wrangling Digital Assets and Breeding Collaboration in Digital Repository Work — Nicole G. Finzer, Visual Resources Librarian, Digital Collections, Northwestern University

Evan B. Towle, Librarian for Digital Collections and Services, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Real-life models defy the prescribed script for digital asset management and call on information professionals to build new workflows into already built organizations. This panel presents three scenarios addressing disparate digital materials, constituents, and needs. In one, a large museum concentrates workflow and organizational health around digital assets. In another, a small museum utilizes a single tool and workflow for bibliographic, collection, and archival assets. In the third, a large university adopts the needs of widely disparate collections in both the humanities and sciences. 

While books in a library travel a well-worn path, digital assets in a museum do not. More than a technical obstacle, this is an organizational one. Evan Towle will address the journey of digital assets and metadata through the Philadelphia Museum of Art and their organizational readiness for comprehensive digital asset management.

As a solo museum librarian at Glenstone, Tessa Brawley-Barker will discuss her collaboration with external developers and other internal departments to create an interoperable information management system and discovery platform for the library, archives, and art collections. With Julia Weist from Whirl-i-Gig, she will give a system demonstration and discuss project goals, successes, and challenges.

Nicole Finzer will discuss the role of the library supporting digital repository work by providing an overview of how Northwestern University Library manages the life cycle of digital assets. Her focus will be the use of scrum methodology, which defines the library’s technical needs by involving an array of stakeholders to articulate the policy, criteria, and strategies for ingesting digital assets, to successfully collaborate across multiple units across campus.

Saturday March 21, 2015 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Room: Texas I-J Omni Fort Worth Hotel 1300 Houston Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

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