Join us for our Fall Open House Event on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023, at 2pm, hosted by CollectionSpace – an open source web-based collections management software that serves the cultural community, including archives, libraries, and museums that manage collection objects. Whether you're new to CollectionSpace or looking to reacquaint yourself, this is a great opportunity to learn more about our collections management tools.
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Linda Colet has 20+ years experience in outreach, strategic planning, and digital consulting for museums, libraries and archives; and teaches art history at Northern Virginia Community College. Her current outreach work with CollectionSpace (LYRASIS) involves speaking with cultural institutions on how their collections management system needs fit within their overall digital strategy. Linda is the Sr Outreach Strategist for CollectionSpace, a community-supported collections management solution for museums and collecting institutions. She welcomes connections through firstname.lastname@example.org and through LinkedIn @https://www.linkedin.com/in/digitalplanningarts/
Jessi Weithman is the CollectionSpace Program Manager, Jessi is responsible for providing strategic vision and program leadership, leading software development, and day-to-day operations of CollectionSpace.
Jessi led the data migration, training, and implementation of CollectionSpace for Ohio History Connection. She worked closely with LYRASIS and curators during this time on several CollectionSpace improvements including early work with the CSV importer tool. Jessi wrote and managed several successful grant projects including the implementation of Mukurtu to support NAGPRA and repatriation efforts at OHC. She also led the data migration and implementation of ArchivesSpace and developed a tracking system to facilitate a large collection move. Prior to working with museum curators and collections, she started her career in public libraries. Early on she worked in public service-oriented positions, and then transitioned into project management and technology leadership roles for ILS (integrated library system), web and application development and a variety of technology projects for both Columbus Metropolitan and Westerville Public Libraries. Jessi received her MLS from Kent State University and a BA in English from The Ohio State University.
Arran Griffith comes to the open-source, library technology world with a diverse background and unique perspective on engaging communities and building meaningful connections. As the Program Manager, she is responsible for uniting users and delivering on the vision and priorities set for the Fedora community. She acts as a strategic liaison between governance groups and community stakeholders to oversee that key program objectives are being met and that continued program growth is achieved.
She previously served as Community Outreach Coordinator for the Fedora Program before taking on the full-time role as Program Manager in May 2022. Prior to joining Lyrasis, Arran led large sales teams in high-volume retail where her commitment to customer experience, and people management skills were the driving force in her successes. She has a BSc in Biology from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB Canada.