Relicura LLC


Relicura, LLC
Portland, OR 97223
United States
Phone: 5039223402
Contact Name: Rachael Woody
Contact Email: hello [at] relicura [dot] com
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Rachael Cristine Woody is the owner of Relicura LLC, a firm that provides services to archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations. She specializes in establishing collection programs, assessment and planning for historical collections, teaching grant acquisition strategy, and vetting and implementing Collection Management Systems (CMS). Previously she revived the archives at the Freer|Sackler Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and launched the Oregon Wine History Archive at Linfield College. During her career she's successfully launched multiple digital projects that included advanced digitization technology, collaborative portals, and the migration of collection information into collections management systems. She received her Master of Science in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons University, and has 15 years of experience in the museum and archives field. Woody is active in Northwest Archivists and the Society of American Archivists’ Committee on Public Awareness, the Ad-Hoc Salary Transparency Working Group, and the Independent Archivists group; and is an alumna of the Archives Leadership Institute. Additionally, she led the creation of the Archivist-in-Residence pilot program at Northwest Archivists and is a staunch advocate for the value of archivists.

Collection Planning and Management: Launching or reviving collection programs is no easy feat. I've worked with dozens of organizations, from small to federal-level, and I can scope your collection plan appropriately; including pragmatic steps to manage your collection with ease.

Digital Collections Management: Digital collections are a powerful tool when you have the right CMS platform in place. Whether you need help with cutting-edge digital technology, choosing a new CMS, or creating a collaborative portal--I've successfully done it all.

Grant Writing and Teaching: From small local grants, to private foundations, to large federal grants--I've applied to them all and won. Working with me is an investment in your organization so that you can get the money and resources you need to get the job done. 

Here are some of the places I’ve worked and the projects I’ve done:

  • Astoria Public Library (2018-present): I conducted a collection assessment, wrote a collection report and plan, advised on program creation, drafted policy and procedure documents, and trained staff and volunteers. More recently, thanks to a grant I secured from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, I created a digitization program for APL that includes acquisition of digitization equipment and the vetting, selection, and implementation of a CMS. Workflows, catalog samples, and training documentation were included. 

  • Western Carolina University and University of North Carolina Asheville (2019-2020): I worked with WCU and UNCA to conduct a digital collections assessment, worked with stakeholders to create CMS specifications, researched and vetted CMS vendors, work with vendors to provide use case demonstrations, and led the stakeholders through CMS selection. I then provided a presentation and report to the institutions to use for requesting the necessary funds for implementation; and they were successful.

MS in Library and Information Science, Simmons University
BA in History, minor in Anthropology, Pacific University

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