Tuesday March 11: Digital Cataloging with Open Source Software

OSS_Cataloging_img_Damien_OF14Tuesday March 11: Digital Cataloging with Open Source Software
6:30-10pm $20-$50, Eyebeam Center for Art & Technology

Registration: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/560306

Creating and managing digital archives, catalogs, and collections is a growing concern as artists and organizations seek to manage files and records and enable complex searches of their cultural production, ephemera, archives and/or born-digital assets. This two-part workshop goes in-depth on two popular and well-supported open-source digital archiving and collections management softwares.
The first half of the workshop will orient you to who uses and how these softwares are implemented, what to expect and consider in a cataloging software project; and includes an overview of features,  metadata schemas, and problems to look out for. The second half dives deeper into a hands-on comparison of these two programs, and participants will have an opportunity to build [and break!] from web interfaces and command-line access.

Registration: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/560306

Hadassah Damien is a technologist, catalog software developer, and digital communications specialist at Openflows. As a community organizer who also implements technology to help activists succeed, and a multimedia artist who also builds digital archives, her work intersects functionality with agility, practicality, and the democratic politics of open-source cultures. She has collaborated on digital collection sites for John Jay library, The Interference Archive, and her research project The Fist Is Still Raised. She holds an MA in American Studies, and a Certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy from the CUNY Graduate Center. www.femmetech.org

More workshop info: http://www.eyebeam.org/events/open-source-digital-archiving-omeka-collective-access-and-beyond