Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues, and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2017 for more information.

Tuesday, December 12 • 9:00am - 9:45am
These Beautiful Things: K-State Libraries Collaborates with Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art to Create an Online Collection Application

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Beginning in 2016, Kansas State University (KSU) Libraries and the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art embarked on a collaborative project to build a replacement for the museum's commercial art-display web application. The museum provided salary support, aesthetic input, and assistance with access to (as well as structural insight into) their main database, while KSU Libraries provided the application development team and technical systems support. The resulting new application, which is rapidly approaching an alpha stage, provides a graphically pleasing, user-friendly interface sitting on top of a document database (rather than a traditional relational database) in order to deliver extraordinary flexibility in a compelling package. Featuring visually exciting modules, such as the gallery views, and the "virtual stroll," the new application epitomizes what is possible through constructive collaboration and collective innovation.


Jason Bengtson

Assistant Director Library IT Services, Kansas State University Libraries
I'm interested in technology, management, and intersections/opportunities between Information Technology and Information Science.

Tuesday December 12, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
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