Perian Sully

Perian Sully works in the cultural heritage field, specifically helping archives, libraries, and museums activate their collections by making them accessible to a wide range of stakeholders. She is also the Program Chair for the American Association of Museums' Media and Technology Standing Professional Committee. She graduated from the John F. Kennedy Museum Studies Museum Studies program in 2006, earning her M.A. by writing about the evolution of collection records management and technology. Perian's route to becoming a museum collections/technology professional began when she discovered that her studies in Environmental Biology just weren't for her and she traveled the world until she decided to become a 3-D game artist. Fortunately, she wasn't very good at computer-generated art either, but her undergraduate work-study jobs at the University of California, Davis slide library and Richard L. Nelson Gallery showed her that perhaps museums were just the thing. When she's not trying to save the world one collection record at a time, Perian studies historical fashion, creates elaborate clothing and costumes, and makes interestingly-flavoured chocolates using such ingredients as lavender or bacon.

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Perian's Archive for August, 2013

Submit your proposals for the AAM Annual Conference! Teachers wanted!

Flickr and Reflections on a Redesign

Yahoo rolled out a radical new design for Flickr this week. However, like almost every redesign of a popular product, there are howls of outrage about the changes. Since so many museums use Flickr for collections access, I’m really interested in this process and what it means for us. But the rollout of the new design also serves as a cautionary tale about community adoption of a property and what happens when the titular owner decides to make changes.

The Paper Walls of Archive, Library, and Museum Data

Has Social Media Changed What You Do?

10 Failed Museum Technologies, Part I

Mobile Apps for Citizen Science

Welcome to our newest contributor, Joaquin Ortiz

Bridging the DAMS

Digital Humanities Silos and Outreach

Keep it Simple…

With technology, it’s often easy to forget that there’s a much easier way to do something than relying on the latest scripts or gadgets. This is a story of creating a gallery iPad kiosk.