Community Collections Spotlight: Exploring CollectionSpace Collaborations – Material Order Consortium
The Material Order Consortium is a collaboration among the libraries of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Parsons School of Design. Each of these schools manages a collection of “design materials” – materials used by architects, designers, and artists in their work. The core goal of the consortium is to provide a community and standards-based approach to describing and managing materials collections.
This webinar will feature speakers from the consortium, and its engagement with CollectionSpace. The speakers will talk about the common needs and benefits that brought the different design materials-holding institutions together, and how they worked together to: create a shared controlled vocabulary for materials; define the standard for describing design materials and create a CollectionSpace profile to support that standard; and fund a shared public collections browser.
Speakers: Johanna Kasubowski & Ann Baird Whiteside, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Margot Nishimura & Mark Pompelia, Rhode Island School of Design