Upcoming Fall 2022 Events

The Museum Archives Section is hosting a series of pop-up presentations starting this fall 2022. Please join us on one or both dates to learn more about what colleagues are working on in museum archive settings. RSVP for each individual event using the links below.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 1pm-2pm CT
Started From The Middle, Now We're Here: Making A Game Plan For Metadata Justice At The Dickinson Research Center
Lulu Zilinskas, Kera Newby, Samantha Schafer
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The Dickinson Research Center (DRC) at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has implemented new online databases for photograph and manuscript collections. As legacy materials were transitioned into ArchivesSpace and Islandora, staff recognized the need to better understand the existing metadata and the necessity of a plan of action to move toward equitability. However, that process has not been without its challenges - the biggest of which was knowing where to start. This presentation will discuss how DRC database projects are evolving from just improving accessibility to also incorporating metadata justice.

RSVP for the November pop-up here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUld-2vrjwsGdTkh6oM085b8TAbfxHYhGuv

Monday, December 12, 2022, 1pm-2pm CT
An Introduction to ACORN
Danielle Nowak
The Morton Arboretum

ACORN (Arboretum COllections & Resources Nexus) provides online access to the special collections of the Sterling Morton Library and other Morton Arboretum resources like images, videos, and documents. This is an amazing resource for educators, botanists, content creators, and anyone who uses plant related materials in their work! In this session, learn what ACORN is, how to use it, and how it can be used in your work!

RSVP for the December pop-up here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscu6uqDgvH9YYmDH4fnxekY6EOi_4Dm9j