Project developers will be at the Fairfield Museum and History Center in Fairfield Connecticut on September 19th to discuss use of CollectiveAccess at history organizations, heritage museums and multi-institution associations. For more information or to attend please contact The Connecticut League of History Organizations http://clho.org/contact-us/.
CollectiveAccess project developer Julia Weist will discussing CA and it's use in small and medium size institutions as part of the Open Source panel at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archive Conference (MARAC) on Saturday, October 22nd, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. If you're going to be at the conference, you might also want to check out the Digital Asset Management Systems or DAMit, How Am I Supposed to Maintain All These Files? panel, moderated by Matt Shoemaker, Historical Society of Pennsylvania archivist and coordinator of their CollectiveAccess installation.
CollectiveAccess developers Seth Kaufman and David Henry will be offering a "boot camp" workshop at the Museums and the Web 2011 conference on April 6th in Philadelphia, PA. The 3 1/2 hour workshop will focus on getting attendees quickly up to speed with the software. Installation, setup and use of both the cataloguing tool (Providence) and public presentation interface (Pawtucket) will be covered and successful applications explored as models for participants own projects. If you're planning to attend MW2011 and want a hands-on introduction to CollectiveAccess you can sign up at http://conference.archimuse.com/mw2011/workshop/collectiveaccess_bootcamp We hope to see you in Philadelphia!
If you're planning to be at the American Association for State and Local History annual conference in Oklahoma City this September be sure to check out the CollectiveAccess session Using Collectiveaccess to Manage Collections: a Case Study with Christopher Gordon, Director of Library and Collections, Missouri History Museum, developers from the Museum and Seth Kaufman, CollectiveAccess developer. The session is on Friday, September 24th at 4pm.