CollectionSpace Community Spotlight Webinar: CSpace for Education





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Description:

CollectionSpace is one of the leading web-based, open source collections management software solutions used by a wide range of institution types and museums. While museums continually seek to make creative use of technology for their specialized needs, strengthening and expanding technology education opportunities for museum studies students can be challenging. These programs are typically underfunded and cannot afford to subscribe to collections management systems for use in the classroom. But CollectionSpace and LYRASIS have sought to lower these barriers making it easy for professors to access the platform through the use of a free, fully featured instance of CollectionSpace to aid in their teaching programs.

This Community Spotlight Webinar will feature CollectionSpace implementers from Florida State University and Johns Hopkins University who will share their experience with CSpace for Education and how they are using CSpace in their classrooms to help educate the next generation of museum studies students.

Speakers include:

Paul F. Marty, Ph.D - Paul is a Professor in the School of Information in the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University. His research and teaching interests include museum informatics; technology, innovation, and culture; experience design; and the information society.

Kate Collen is an educator and museum consultant specializing in collection management systems, collections digitization, digitization project management, and cataloging best practices and standards. She currently teaches in the Museum Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University and is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award. Ms. Collen has worked for the Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service, several historic house museums and has consulted for the Balboa Park Online Collaborative.
Ms. Collen received her M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University and her B.A. in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Vermont. She will matriculate with her MBA from Pennsylvania Western University in March 2023.

Paul and Kate will be joined by members of the CollectionSpace Program Team who will be in hand to answer questions and show you how you can leverage CSpace for Education in your own teaching spaces.


Presenters

Paul F. Marty, Ph.D is a Professor in the School of Information in the College of Communication and Information at Florida State University. His research and teaching interests include museum informatics; technology, innovation, and culture; experience design; and the information society.

Kate Collen is an educator and museum consultant specializing in collection management systems, collections digitization, digitization project management, and cataloging best practices ad standards. She currently teaches in the Museum Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University and is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award. Ms. Collen has worked for the Smithsonian Institution, National Park Service, several historic house museums and has consulted for the Balboa Park Online Collaborative.
Ms. Collen received her M.A. in Museum Studies from The George Washington University and her B.A. in Art History and Anthropology from the University of Vermont. She will matriculate with her MBA from Pennsylvania Western University in March 2023.

Jessi Weithman, CollectionSpace Program Manager









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