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Thursday, November 5


Keynote in Conversation
Join Liz Ogbu to engage in further conversation on themes from her keynote presentation. This will be a great opportunity to delve more deeply into the concepts presented there in an informal session, moderated by Ed Rodley.

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Liz Ogbu

Principle, Studio O
A designer, urbanist, and social innovator, Liz tackles wicked social problems through creative transformations of places, systems, and communities. She runs her own multidisciplinary design and consulting practice, Studio O, and is on faculty at UC Berkeley and Stanford’s d... Read More →
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Ed Rodley

Associate Director of Integrated Media, Peabody Essex Museum
Experienced museum professional, digital skeptimist. Into new media and a sucker for a good narrative.I am passionate about the potential of digital media to transform the way we do our work, and always looking for opportunities to explore the use of new modes and media in museum... Read More →

Thursday November 5, 2015 10:45am - 12:00pm
Great Lakes C


Making the Invisible Visible: Museums & Cultural Agency
Museums are shared information environments where the architecture of culture--that is, the planning, designing, technological, space and ambience-- reflect the functional, technical, social, environmental and aesthetic values of cultural heritage. Museums are places where material culture provides opportunities for museum professionals to act as a kind of information architect. Therefore, meaning-making for our visitors can be made more culturally congruent, accessible; and thereby, more visible to our visitors when we employ 21st century literacies which reinforce these new perspectives.Many museums are reluctant to directly address race and ethnicity for various reasons yet provide community-based outreach and design exhibitions and programs that engage these topics directly and indirectly. Without addressing internal structures that often perpetuate oppression and increasing cultural competency, museums lack the authenticity required to steward material culture and meaningfully serve and partner with diverse audiences.Presented in roundtable format, this presentation will draw upon critical race theory, museology, and community engagement theories, and will present hands-on approaches to increasing the cultural competency of museums and those who work with them.

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Adrianne Russell

Museum Evangelist
Talk to me about a great book you've read, craft beer, your favorite artist(s), and what you're doing to increase diversity in museums.


Porchia Moore

Ph.D. candidate, University of South Carolina, United States of America

Thursday November 5, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Great Lakes A1 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States


"Content" and Its Discontents
The use of the word content to universally describe everything from videos and interactives to labels and code has become widespread in museums and beyond. But what do we actually mean when we use this word?

What are we signaling to colleagues, visitors, and even to ourselves, when we carry titles like “content developer” or “content strategist”? How does it influence our work and our practice as mission-based museum professionals when we frame our artwork, objects, data, narratives or multimedia simply as content?

This roundtable discussion will investigate questions and issues around the language we use when communicating our work. We’ll look intensely at the word content, in addition to rampant buzzwords like engagement, digital and strategy. The panel will also examine why talking through the semantics of what we do is more than just semantics, but has real impact on the meaningful subject matter museums create.

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Jennifer Foley

Director of Interpretation, Cleveland Museum of Art
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Jeffrey Inscho

Innovation Studio, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
The Innovation Studio is the post-digital research, design and development laboratory at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
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Ed Rodley

Associate Director of Integrated Media, Peabody Essex Museum
Experienced museum professional, digital skeptimist. Into new media and a sucker for a good narrative.I am passionate about the potential of digital media to transform the way we do our work, and always looking for opportunities to explore the use of new modes and media in museum... Read More →

Thursday November 5, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Great Lakes A1 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States


What’s a National Platform Strategy and Where Do Museums Fit?
In 2014 - 2015, the IMLS developed a strategy to support a national digital platform -- the combination of software applications, social and technical infrastructure, and staff expertise used by libraries, museums, and archives to provide online content and services to all users in the United States. Since last year’s convening on this topic, IMLS has incorporated the national digital platform as a strategic priority and funded National Leadership Grants for Libraries around this topic.

Four National Leadership Award grants were made in March 2015 in support of this strategy. Two of those grants will be relevant for museums: One was for $2,000,000 to the Digital Public Library of America, Stanford University, and Duraspace to develop a Hydra based repository that will foster a greatly expanded network of open-access, content-hosting "hubs" that will enable discovery and interoperability, as well as the reuse of digital resources by people from this country and around the world. At the core of this transformative network are advanced digital repositories that not only empower local institutions with new asset management capabilities, but also connect their data and collections. The second grant, to Artstor in collaboration with the El Paso Museum of Art, the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Staten Island Museum and the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will build on the existing Shared Shelf platform to enable museums to contribute digital image collections for open public access (for no fees). The project will lower barriers to museum contributions to the DPLA by producing enhanced metadata tools, intellectual property rights decision support tools, and a direct-to-DPLA publishing capacity.

The session, led by Trevor Owens and Sandra Narva of IMLS, Amy Rudersdorf (DPLA), and James Shulman of Artstor will review the April 28, 2015 IMLS Focus session on the various components of the potential National Digital Platform and lead a discussion of the potential possibilities and challenges for the two recent National Leadership Grants in working to collaborate with museums to facilitate participation in DPLA.

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Sandra Narva

Senior Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services
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Trevor Owens

Head, Digital Content Management, Library of Congress
Dr. Trevor Owens is a librarian, researcher, policy maker, and educator working on digital infrastructure for libraries. Owens serves as the first Head of Digital Content Management for Library Services at the Library of Congress.
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Amy Rudersdorf

Assistant Director for Content, Digital Public Library of America
Amy Rudersdorf is the assistant director for content at the Digital Public Library of America, where she is responsible for digitization partnerships and related workflows, metadata normalization and shareability, and engagement to promote the DPLA as a community resource. Previously... Read More →

Thursday November 5, 2015 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Minnetonka Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403
Friday, November 6


Service Design: Designing for Visitor Needs at the Interface of the Digital and the Physical
If you always do what you always did, you always get what you always got. -Albert Einstein

How can we design successful digital offers in complex organizations with multiple stakeholders who have different levels of comfort with innovation and risk?What if we thought less in terms of digital products and more in terms of visitor needs? How does starting from the user need rather than a chosen platform affect the things we make?

Service design places the visitor at the center of the experience and it reflects the reality of the visitor experience in our museums: digital forms only one part of a larger continuum of experience that includes both the digital and the non-digital. Designing services can also help us find new collaborative ways to work with both internal teams and external suppliers. This presentation will present insights from recent research and service design efforts at the Van Gogh Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the V&A.

The presentation will include processes and tools for capturing and understanding the entire visitor journey: recorded visits, interviews, observation, in-gallery usability testing. We’ll show how the research informs and shapes the service design process and finally, what the outcomes and results are for the visitor and for the museum.

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Laura Mann

Partner, Frankly, Green + Webb USA

Friday November 6, 2015 10:15am - 10:45am
Nokomis Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403


From Scratch: Building a Foundational Digital Ecosystem for Excellent Visitor Experience
At The Broad we had the privilege, and the overwhelming task, of building a museum's digital (not to mention physical) infratsructure from scratch. How would you best serve your visitors, achieve your mission, and work efficiently if given the opportunity to start with a clean slate? Do you take the beneifts of integration with the complexities it creates or do you keep things simple? How do you anticipate the needs of a living institution before it exists? We will present on how we tackled this challenge/opportunity at The Broad, integrating customized ticketing, CRM, mobile, web, and marketing, choosing an untraditional visitor services management model, and focusing intensely on overall user experience, both physically and virtually.

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Heather Hart

Director of IT, The Broad

Friday November 6, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am
Nokomis Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403


The MediaLab at the Met: Building a Space for Experimental Thinking
The MediaLab is a small team within the Creative Development Group in the Digital Media Department.

Our job, broadly speaking, is to explore the impact that technology can have on the museum experience. More specifically, we do this by working with New York's creative technology community, to develop prototypes and proofs-of-concept that we share with Met staff to get feedback and fuel conversation. We run an ambitious internship program, bring in volunteers, collaborate with local schools, and partner with startups that see a benefit in working with our amazing collection, incredible staff, and vast space. Our projects are low-budget, open-source, and rapidly iterated.

The MediaLab's work looks at the relationship between culture and technology through a variety of lenses:The application of new technology to the in-gallery visitor experience.The influence of the arts on the practice of creative technology.Hands-on, collaborative learning enabled by digital tools.Building a community of creative interaction with our collection.

Museum content and expertise as raw material and inspiration for new media art.The development of digital tools to aid in scholarly practice.

The goal of this presentation is to provide useful, actionable tips on how to bring some "MediaLab Thinking" into your own museum. With limited time and resources, how can your institution encourage diverse perspectives, attract technical talent, and generate useful ideas that have value to both the museum and our visitors? What expectations shoudld we have for our prototypes, and how do we take them to the next level? How do we expand our definition of what a museum can be, while preserving and elevating our core principles? We'll share some of our successful projects, but also the processes, constraints, and opportunities that led to them. We also hope to listen to our audience, to discover ways that our MediaLab can better serve the broader museum community.


Marco Castro

MediaLab, Metmuseum

Friday November 6, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Calhoun Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403


Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Points of Contact and Divergences in Cultural Heritage Information

Libraries, museums and archives – so-called memory institutions – are undergoing intense technological transformations in the way they catalog, preserve and publish cultural heritage information. The timeline, scope, and outcome of this technological advancement seem to be very different in these fields, due to the different mission and structure of these institutions.

However, some of the underlying tools, specific goals, methodologies and data models seem to be shared among most of the cultural institutions who are invested in technological advancement.

In this informal, open discussion and Q/A among the panelists and with the audience, the participants will engage in an exchange of use cases in their own specific fields, trying to find a common ground where cultural heritage institutions can collaborate to establish standards that are valid for all cultural expressions.

Physical and online space

Q: Which role does the physical space of libraries, archives and museums play in a social context, in contrast with their online presence? (see related article)

Q: How does the online LAM experience relate with the on-site experience and how are they both evolving? How can on-site technology aid or hinder a visit?

Mission: scholarly vs. broad audience

Q: How can LAMs fulfill their role of information providers by offering the highest quality information possible as well as reaching out to the broadest audience possible?

Materials collected

Q: Museums have publications, and sometimes libraries within them, as well as archives; libraries have special collections made up of unique or limited-edition objects. Are the two institutions closer than we think in terms of what they collect and how they catalog it?

Data harmonization efforts

Q: Efforts to harmonize concepts between libraries and museums, i.e. map terms that are common to both, are underway (e.g. FRBRoo). Also, portals such as Europeana and DPLA are aggregating resources from libraries and museums alike, providing generic repositories ofcultural heritage. Who is implementing this at an institutional level?

Q: How can physical cultural heritage items be cataloged and published along with conceptual (immaterial, born-digital) ones? Are today's tools adequate for the task or are they still relying on a pre-1970s concept of culture?

User experience

Q: How important is visualization for LAMs, especially in regard to Linked Data and complex data sets? Which online and on-site efforts are most notable? What can we learn from non-cultural sectors?

Q: Image delivery is probably one of the main points of contact between LAMs. The interest around IIIF and related tools confirms this. Could this be one common ground for all CH institutions?

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Stefano Cossu

Director of Application Services, Collections, The Art Institute of Chicago
Stefano is an information architect at the Art Institute of Chicago. He has a background in visual and conceptual art and has worked in several IT fields with small and large companies before settling in the digital humanities field. Currently he is leading the LAKE project, an institution-wide... Read More →

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Niki Krause

Director of Applications Servcies, Cleveland Museum of Art
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David Wilcox

Product Manager, DuraSpace

Friday November 6, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Great Lakes A2 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403


Let's Move All the Museums Out to the Airports (or, at Least Just the Smithsonian)
A rhetorical investigation in to the idea that in order to fulfill the dual and sometimes competing mandates of access and preservation, in addition to meeting our fiduciary responsibilities, perhaps the physical and conceptual architectures best suited to the needs of the cultural heritage sector are found in the contemporary airport. From SFO to Amsterdam to Mumbai to Taiwan more and more airports are starting to not just to look like museums but to act like them too.

Does the sector's present focus on buildings-as-a-spectacle hijack the longer-term mission of its collections and can we look on the systems and infrastructures required to operate and maintain airport facilities as both a provocation and a guide towards a sustainable future?


Friday November 6, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Calhoun Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403
Saturday, November 7


A Multimedia Guide for When It’s 95 Degrees in the Shade
The Holocaust Memorial of Miami Beach recently commissioned a mobile guide that triggers content via iBeacons as users browse the 50+ granite panels and sculptural arm that together tell the story of some Holocaust survivors. While the Memorial is not a museum, it’s one of the few cultural sites in Miami’s South Beach and attracts a diverse set of visitors. They include a broad mix of international and domestic first time visitors along with local repeat visitors who lost family in the Holocaust. For those with a personal connection, it’s a sacred space where they can come to remember those who were lost. A majority of the first time visitors, however, simply want to learn more to better understand how the Holocaust happened.

Since the Memorial’s opening, Holocaust survivors have given most of the docent tours but soon, many of them will no longer be capable of walking visitors through. The Memorial wanted to find a way to expand interpretation opportunities and the mobile guide was created as a vehicle that could offer both survivor stories and historical material.

The UX challenge has centered on how to create an effective guide that balances the intention of the Memorial, a place for quiet reflection, with the desire of visitors to engage with interpretation about the history and meaning of the Holocaust. We’ll review the larger goals of the project as well how we solved issues with the UX and other technical details relating to using iBeacons as a triggering mechanism. We’ll also discuss the experience of how we got content providers (who could write an encyclopedia on the subject) to buy into short, digestible pieces of media.

As of May 2015 the project is still in beta but will be finished in July and we will have ample feedback and post release learning points to share in time for November.


Juan Sanabria

(Director of Product Development and User Experience, GuideOne mobile


Tiffany Glick

Communications Associate, Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Saturday November 7, 2015 9:00am - 9:15am
Nokomis Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403


Stories and Song: Using Digital Storytelling to Develop Exhibition Content
In 2016, the National Music Centre (NMC), in Calgary, Alberta will open the home for music in Canada. Driven by a “music festival experience” approach to exhibition development, NMC is also taking a radical approach to content development. Rather than using curators, NMC is pulling from a variety of experts across the country, each with their own perspectives on the story of music in Canada.

In order to capture that varied perspective on music, NMC developed the Stories and Song project. Stories and Song is an initiative that engages a different kind of expert, from kindergarteners to pivotal musicians. Using digital storytelling, oral histories, and a storytelling mobile app, NMC is gathering the stories of music through multiple platforms in order to guide and broaden the scope of exhibition content.

To keep the presentation within the 10-minute time limit, this case study focuses on one such group of experts, K-12 youth. In one facet of Stories and Song, NMC is using digital storytelling to encourage students to become interviewers, journalists, sound engineers, filmmakers, and documentarians to collect the stories of music and sound in communities across the province. NMC provides the resources and technology for students to create digital stories through a travelling road case and, in turn, the stories are collected and shared with NMC for use in exhibitions and archives. This project not only embodies how students should learn in a 21st century classroom, but also how a museum should engage audiences in a 21st century society.

As a first time attendee to MCN, we are excited to network with other, like-minded, folks in the museum and technology world and have the opportunity to share our experience with this project, which is still very much in progress. NMC will share tips on how to engage the non-technology teacher into a technology-based project; how this approach has evolved including results, lessons learned, and plans for moving forward; and how community-based digital storytelling provides exhibitions with unique perspectives. In turn, NMC hopes to gather ideas and engage in conversations with MCN delegates to better understand where this project can continue to grow.

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Natalie Marsh

Education Outreach Coordinator, National Music Centre
Natalie Marsh (BFA, B Ed.) is the Education Outreach Coordinator with the National Music Centre in Calgary, AB. In addition to being a visual artist, she has 15 years experience in teaching and educational program development for classrooms, museums, and municipal government. She... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 9:15am - 9:30am
Nokomis Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403


In 2014 the Getty made public their Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN) dataset under the Open Commons Data Attribution License. This was an unqualified good thing and an example for the rest of the cultural heritage sector to follow. Unfortunately the data was released as "Linked Open Data" (LOD) and more specifically, in the case the complete dataset, a single 17GB RDF file thus rendering the data if not unusable then beyond the technical and infrastructure related means of almost anyone who might use it.This talk aims not to take the Getty to task but to use the release of the TGN dataset as an example for talking about the problems with Linked Open Data as it continues to be implemented in the cultural heritage sectors, tools and strategies for working with these datasets and alternative approaches going forward.


Saturday November 7, 2015 9:30am - 9:45am
Nokomis Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403


More than a Museum: Digital Transformation at The Warhol
Museums, like nearly all organizations across public and private sectors, are acknowledging the enormous impact emerging technologies have on their missions, operations and business models. The evolving digital landscape promises benefits that touch virtually all areas of a museum’s internal-facing processes and external-facing initiatives. How, then, can an institution with finite resources make the most of this vast digital promise? In what ways can we leverage technology for the largest institutional impact?

The Andy Warhol Museum is tackling these questions head-on with its first formal digital strategy. More than a Museum: Digital Strategy 2015-2017 is designed to be a living document that can evolve as technology rapidly alters the surrounding world. The strategy is published as an open source document on Github under a Creative Commons license.

In this session, Jeffrey Inscho will discuss the philosophy behind The Warhol’s open strategy; how the museum was able to overcome its own institutional inertia to collaboratively draft, publish and implement the document; and the organizational change the strategy has triggered in its first six months of use.

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Jeffrey Inscho

Innovation Studio, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
The Innovation Studio is the post-digital research, design and development laboratory at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Saturday November 7, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Great Lakes A1 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States


No Dollars, All Sense: Digital Adaptation at the Blanton Museum of Art
In late 2014, the Blanton Museum of Art began to step up its digital game by embarking on a multi-year internal transformation plan. This plan, which we came to call "digital adaptation," involves the adoption of core digital values across the entire Museum rather than instantiating them in a single department. By focusing on building internal capacity rather than investing heavily in technology, the Blanton is beginning to realize impact on its audience that is disproportionate to its size.This presentation will model, explain, and critique the Blanton's approach for attendees looking to adopt a similar "no dollars, all sense" approach to digital adaptation at their own museums.

Topics covered will include:
- Why building a Digital Media department probably isn't a good idea
- Why testing a program quickly in real time is better than having 327 meetings about it
- How to turn one-off experiments into sustainable programs
- Why most of your "website visitors" don't actually exist
- Why usability is more important than functionality
- How to re-design your website without using any damn Post-It notes

Specific use cases will be demonstrated and we will dissect stuff that didn't work with the same abandon that we will celebrate stuff that did. Throughout the session there will be an emphasis on ideas and concepts that attendees will be able to implement quickly at their own museums.

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Koven Smith

Director of Digital Adaptation, Blanton Museum of Art
Composer, drummer, and Director of Digital Adaptation at the Blanton Museum of Art. Former Metropolitan Museum of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Denver Art Museum. Teaches occasionally at JHU and/or NYU. Thought up the name "Drinking About Museums."

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Alie Cline

Digital Content Strategist, Blanton Museum of Art
Alie Cline is the Digital Content Strategist at the Blanton Museum of Art and holds BAs in Art History and English from the University of Texas at Austin. Find her online in various places at @aliecline.
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Mary Myers

Blanton Museum of Art
My experience as a filmmaker and educator come together for an examination of the museum as a setting for on-site and online digital learning.

Saturday November 7, 2015 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Great Lakes A1 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403, United States


Skyways Bridging Silos: Content and Production Strategy for a Cohesive User Experience
The landscape of content channels, tools, and opportunities for communicating to and with the public is evolving at a rapid pace. This presents new challenges and opportunities for content creation and use from both public and internal user experience perspectives. In the typical siloed institution, it is often difficult for staff in individual departments to step back and look at their institution as it appears in totality to the public.

In his 2013 article “Designing for Services Beyond the Screen,’ Andy Polaine wrote, “...even if your “job” ends at the design for a specific channel, your users’ experiences don’t. Your website or mobile app might be wonderful on its own, but customers experience services in totality, and base their judgments on how well everything works together. This means the transitions between channels and over time become crucial.”This session will explore three institution’s approaches to moving toward a more cohesive user experience across all content channels, particularly new and evolving digital channels.

In 2013, Minneapolis Institute of Arts established a cross-functional team, the Communications Working Group, to collaborate, iterate, and strategize around content. This team helped to clarify editorial workflows (both in print and online), identify priorities for a multitude of communication channels (from mailings to screens in the lobby), and reach consensus across departments. It was in this group that an editorial workflow within WordPress was proposed, tested, and implemented with great success. The group is a place to raise questions and try new approaches.

Moving forward, the goal will be to align content across channels. With an enhanced set of tools for constituent relationship management (CRM) and integrated access across platforms with enterprise content management (ECM), the Minneapolis Institute of Arts will continue to learn what kind of content resonates most with visitors and work to deliver that in a consistent and efficient manner.

The Corning Museum of Glass enlists a cross-departmental group of staff to manage web content and actively monitor areas of the museum’s website and public digital projects. This group, called the Power Users, not only manage content in their areas, but also provide feedback based on what they learn about users’ experiences and identify opportunities for improvement and ideas for new content creation across all museum digital channels.

This formalized role for staff engages them in the day-to-day web content that makes up the museum’s website, blog and social media. In turn, we’ve garnered support for overarching digital initiatives across the institution and, with help from the Power Users, increased collaboration between departments on digital projects including the recently launched GlassApp.

In 2014, the Minnesota Historical Society formed a cross-departmental group called Strategic Content Management to establish best practices, standards, and tools that support agile and efficient content creation processes in order to to create a more cohesive public user experience.The group struggled to get off the ground at first, but after heeding advice from the MCN 2014 session, “How to Be an Agent of Change,” co-group organizers were established and adopted this work as part of their jobs.

Session themes will explore:
- The balance between quality, design, and usability standards and staff autonomy
- Project filtering processes that address institutional priorities, institutional strategies, and sustainability (including sustainability of existing content)Content development processes and systems that enhance creation, sharing and repurposing of content and foster collaboration between departments
- Evolving staff roles - balancing the traditional role of service areas (like web, IT, media and marketing) with capacity building across other staff and related HR policies and organizational structure

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Jesse Heinzen

Multimedia Director, Minnesota Historical Society
I manage the media group at the Minnesota Historical Society. We produce engaging multimedia experiences at the Minnesota History Center, Mill City Museum and many other sites across the state, as well as tons of video for edication, library, collections, promotion, development and... Read More →

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Alexander Bortolot

Content Strategist, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Alex Bortolot is the Content Strategist at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and provides high-level planning, development and management of curatorial content as it manifests in special exhibitions, permanent collection galleries, print and e-publications, the MIA website, Wikipedia/Wikimedia... Read More →
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Mandy Kritzeck

Digital Content Specialist, Corning Museum of Glass
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Jim Ockuly

Web and Mobile Services Manager, Minnesota Historical Society
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Meaghan Tongen

Project Coordinator, Media & Technology, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Great Lakes A2 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403


Women in Tech
Following the talk generated at the Women in Technology event at MCN2014, and continued at MW in Chicago, we propose to continue discussions about supporting women working in technology in the museum sector. Similar to last year, we are open to a variety of formats, and hope to be able to expand the discussion this year to include the subject of the acquisition of new skills. Specifically we would like to give an introduction to finding the right resources for learning about the semantic web, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and inviting interested museum professionals to take part in an online challenge that will take place between MNC2015 and MW2016.

Our goals for a women in technology event at MCN2015:
* Inspire- featured short talk by a prominent woman in the field
* Network- time to meet new people and build support system
* Challenge- opportunity to build skills and extend network of support

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Emily Lytle-Painter

Sr. Digital Content Manager, LACMA
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Brinker Ferguson, PhD

Dartmouth College
My interest in museums, digital media, and education stems from a need to understand how digital repositories and interactive media can connect disparate groups and foster connection and creativity on a whole. My passion is working with museum conservators to tell their (remarkable... Read More →

Saturday November 7, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Harriet Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403