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Community Collections Spotlight: Exploring the Public Art Archive

November 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

As a follow-up to the first webinar in the series, a second presentation will highlight how system users are able to publish objects in their databases to the publicly searchable Public Art Archive, an online and mobile database of public art. The Public Art Archive utilizes the Public Art Profile collection management system to aggregate data throughout the world for the purpose of making information, locations, and images searchable on the Archive’s website. To accomplish this, the Public Art Archive team has harnessed the potential of the CollectionSpace architecture to present the data in ways that provide sustainable engagement for artists, public art collections, the educators, and the general public. This webinar is part of the “Community Collections Spotlight” series.

Speaker: Lori Goldstein, WESTAF
Lori Goldstein is the manager of WESTAF’s Public Art Archive. Goldstein is responsible for long-term planning, product development, and overseeing the addition of public art collections to the Archive. Prior to joining WESTAF, she served as public art and program manager for the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Prior to working at the Arts Council, she served as a contractor for the Archive during its formative years. Goldstein has also served as the public art assistant at Braaksma Design, a public art studio with projects that have been commissioned across the country. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College in history and received a master’s degree in art history with an emphasis on public art from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Facilitator: Laurie Arp, LYRASIS
As the Director of Collections Services and Community Supported Software, Laurie Gemmill Arp supervises ArchivesSpace and CollectionSpace, two community supported open source collection management software programs housed at LYRASIS. Laurie provides coordination between the organizational homes and the programs and support for activities such as governance, strategic planning and developing partnerships. Laurie also directs the activities related to digitization and preservation. For the Ohio Historical Society, she managed several award-winning digital projects and served as the State Archivist. She received her MLIS from UCLA; her MA from UCI; and her BA from UCSD. Laurie served as Principal Investigator and Co-Director of the It Takes a Village: OSS Sustainability Models of Collaboration & Sustainability project.

Visit the LYRASIS website to enroll in this free webinar.


November 7, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm