Twenty-two years of experience leading and participating in collaborations to increase access to unique content in archives, libraries, and museums by using shared systems and standards. I love creatively mentoring and teaching other LAM professionals to increase capacity and contribute to professional growth. I believe that the real "hidden collections" are in small and otherwise under-represented repositories, and that equalizing access is a public good. I believe that all parties in a well-composed collaboration have the capacity to contribute. I am a light-hearted professional who believes that integrating metaphors and creativity into the examination of otherwise mundane topics increases our engagement and enjoyment. Currently focusing on archival collection management (ArchivesSpace), description (Encoded Archival Description), cultural heritage collaboration, and interoperable Dublin Core descriptive metadata, particularly rights statements.
Scott Cline, Cline Archival Consulting
Cline Archival Consulting provides expertise to clients in a wide array of archival services including archival program evaluation; management, administration, and policy development; archival surveys and appraisal; preservation, security, and disaster planning; small facilities planning; outreach, exhibits, and public program planning; and strategic planning for small programs, especially municipalities and institutions. Scott Cline has over 35 years of experience as an archivist, including three decades directing the Seattle Municipal Archives (SMA), a nationally recognized model for local government archives. Cline is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, a past president of the Academy of Certified Archivists and is currently President of the Society of American Archivists Foundation.
Rachael Cristine Woody has more than 10 years of experience in archives, with proficiency in creating and launching archival programs. She is the owner of Rachael Cristine Consulting, a firm that provides consulting services to archives, museums, and heritage organizations. Previously she was at the Freer|Sackler Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and the Oregon Wine History Archive at Linfield College. Woody's expertise includes collection and preservation assessment, program and policy development, implementing collections management software, managing digitization and catalog projects, grant acquisition and management, audiovisual collections, oral history, historical research, records management, and training staff. She is active in Northwest Archivists and the Society of American Archivists, and is an alumna of the Archives Leadership Institute.
Morgen Young is a project historian with Historical Research Associates. She is based in their Portland office. Prior to joining HRA, she was the principal behind Alder, LLC, a company dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of history in various fields. Young’s expertise includes historical research, writing, editing, exhibit development and curation, interpretative planning, oral history, digital history, and documentary videos. In addition to her experience with museums, Young has a background in nineteenth and twentieth century United States history, the history of the Pacific Northwest, architectural history, ethnic and immigration history, women’s history, and the history of medicine.