I have four books available: A Survivor’s Guide to Museum Grant Writing, How to Select, Buy, and Use a Museum CMS, Museum Digital Projects and You. Where to Begin? and Prepare for Takeoff: Getting Your Museum Digital Project Off The Ground. All of these books were published by Lucidea Press and are available in paperback via Amazon.

Thanks to Lucidea Press, I can offer you a free e-copy of these books through the following links:

A Survivor’s Guide to Museum Grant Writing

How to Select, Buy, and Use a Museum CMS

Museum Digital Projects and You. Where to Begin?

Prepare for Takeoff: Getting Your Museum Digital Project Off The Ground

Guide to Creating and Cleaning Up Collection Information

In collaboration with Relicura, the Oregon Heritage Commission has released a resource guidebook that is free and available to anyone. "The Heritage Organization's Guide to Creating and Cleaning Up Collection Information" was developed for those looking to create a system to preserve and track the information about their collection or those that want to clean up their systems full of collection information that may be inconsistent or inaccurate with staff/volunteer turnover over time.

This guide will help:
• Demystify jargon and standards associated with maintaining a database or system of collection information
• Illustrate the power of good collection information (data) and the many ways good data can help your organization accomplish its mission
• Provide a guide to creating your organization's collection information (data) guide
• Provide a path for reviewing, assessing, and cleaning up your collection information (data)
• And for those using PastPerfect, this guide includes a case study that includes the review, assessment, and cleanup plan for a heritage organization using PastPerfect.

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Lucidea Grants Workbook & Templates

Expert advice with plug and play templates.

 Grant funding is increasingly important to the future of heritage institutions. We know how challenging it can be to apply for grant funding, especially when time and expertise are hard to come by. So Lucidea and I teamed up to create a 1-stop shop grants directory and a grant writing workbook for you. This workbook provides an introduction to grant application elements, an overview of information to prepare for each application section, and four sample project templates. Check out the directory here, and grab your free e-copy with the link below, courtesy of Lucidea Press.

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Articles for peer-reviewed journals can take a long time to make it through the editorial process. As such, I tend to focus on more immediate outlets. Here is a selection of published articles:

Review: Hamilton: The Exhibition,” The Public Historian, vol. 42. no. 1, February 2020 (pp. 126-132).

The Game Changer: Looking Back 30 Years to the Burgundy Wine Challenge,” Oregon Wine Press, September 2015.

Archiving Oregon: Linfield College Captures Story of State’s Evolving Wine History, Oregon Wine Press, March 2015.

A Grape Idea: Competitive Collaboration is a Win-Win for Regional Archives,” Northwest Archivists’ Easy Access, Winter 2015.

Following the Roots of Oregon Wine, Oregon Historical Quarterly, 2013.

Create and Measure Success: The Smithsonian Collections Blog, The Interactive Archivist, November 2011. 

Watch My Expertise in Action

Check out my webinars to see my expertise in action. I have an entire playlist dedicated to collections care and management. Click the top right corner to see the full playlist.

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How to become a consultant.

I receive an average of 3 queries a week from fellow professionals asking me how to become a consultant. Please check out this webinar I delivered to the Relicura Community to get your immediate consulting questions answered.

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