4. Friday, October 23

Digital strategy

  • Synchronous discussion: 1:30pm-2:30pm PST
  • Guest lecture: Susan Edwards, Hammer Museum, 3pm–4pm PST
  • Begin assignment four together: 4pm–5pm PST

Read and watch for this class:

Today’s class schedule

  • 1:30: Hello and check-in
  • Findings from mid-quarter check-in survey
  • Discussion of your Omeka sites
  • Digital strategy discussion
  • 2:30: Break
  • 3:00: Discussion with Susan Edwards
  • Short break
  • Discussion of next week’s assignment/viewing of relevant video

Examples of digital museum strategies

Guest lecture: Susan Edwards, Hammer Museum

Black-and-white photo of a white woman with dark curly hair and glasses, looking up and to the side.

Susan Edwards is associate director of content strategy at the Hammer Museum and a board member of the Museum Computer Network. At the Hammer, she leads content strategy, developing internal policies and workflows to manage the entire lifecycle of all digital content, drives SEO strategy, and oversees qualitative and quantitative user research. She manages the development of innovative digital products and leads long-term website strategies and redesigns. Susan also leads collaborative cross-functional groups, and helps train staff in content strategy and research methods. Before she arrived at the Hammer, Susan was a senior website content manager at the Getty for more than a decade, and before that, she was a curatorial associate at the Seattle Art Museum. Susan has an M.A./M.Phil (ABD) in the history of art from the University of Michigan as well as an MLIS from San Jose State.

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