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Breaking Barriers: Navigating the Digital Frontier in Museums

Friday, December 6, 2024

12 - 2 PM EST

Want to build a digital collection but don’t know where to start? This workshop aims to empower institutions of any size to set up a digital collections infrastructure. By the end, participants will have a broad understanding of digitization equipment, digital collections solutions and other resources required for success, catalog and metadata best practices, and will receive guidance for next steps.

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Kelli Bogan


With over 15 years in the GLAM sector, Kelli Bogan is a consultant who specializes in digital collections and metadata management. Bridging tradition with innovation, she empowers organizations to leverage technology for enhanced accessibility and user experience. Formerly the Director of Archives and Digital Assets at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Kelli holds a B.A. in English Literature, an M.A. in English, and an M.S.L.I.S. in Archives Management. She has also written extensively on metadata, digital collections, and web archiving.

Tom Blake


Tom Blake was dragged kicking and screaming into the digital age many years ago as a darkroom technician and studio film photographer turned archivist - disguised as a librarian. Since then he has overseen the digitization of thousands of historical records and other cultural heritage assets for students, teachers, and other lifelong learners to discover and use online. Tom is currently working as a transition and transformation consultant for Shelfless Librarian LLC. Previously, Tom was the Digital Projects Manager for the Boston Public Library and Digital Commonwealth.

MANY is committed to making our virtual programs as accessible as possible. All virtual programs will have Closed Captioning and ASL Interpretation provided by InterpretekFor more information, please email or call 518-273-3400.

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Virtual members can access the library of over 70 programs and receive discounted registration for MANY’s annual conference. Click here to learn more.

Virtual programs are made possible by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

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