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Tuesday, November 9 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
We can do more together: sharing a collection management system

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Since the mid-1990s, six museums in Western Massachusetts have shared one CMS. The arrangement enables significant collaboration on research and exhibitions, reduces certain costs and regional collection redundancies, and allows the public to search all six repositories’ collections at once. Using the example of a current project to correct metadata about and enhance access to Indigenous American collections, this session will detail how the shared CMS promotes collaborative data creation, management, and cost-sharing.

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Carrie Evans

Data Specialist, Five Colleges, Incorporated
Currently the Data Specialist for the Mellon Collections Management Commons project at Five Colleges. Art information professional interested in how collaboration and interoperability between library, archives, and museum collections data can foster access. I like to learn about collections... Read More →
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Erin Richardson

Project Manager, Museum Collections Management Commons Project
Dr. Erin Richardson has been helping museums get real about their collections for over 20 years. She is currently the Project Manager for the Museum Collection Management Commons at Five Colleges, Inc. and is the Founder and Principal of Frank & Glory, a museum services firm. Her... Read More →

Isabel Cordova

Assistant for Indigenous American Collections, Five Colleges, Inc.
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Hilary Caws-Elwitt

IT Analyst, Five Colleges, Inc.

Tuesday November 9, 2021 1:15pm - 2:00pm EST
Channel 4
  Big Ideas