Will Scott – Museum & Database Consulting

Museum Collections Management and Digital Collections Management Systems

Projects & Contracts

Select Projects and Contracts

University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (2014-2015)

  • Collections management system software product selection, RFP development, product research
  • Planning the integration of various museum data sets into shared repositories / access systems
  • Data modeling and database software configuration planning
  • Project management and technical assistance

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (2004-2016)

  • Database migration planning, data mapping, and export for move from ARGUS to Axiell/KE Software’s EMu system
  • Software and data model design for EMu
  • Planning and project management for searchable online collections in collaboration with museum staff
  • Statistical analysis of Penn Museum’s custom thesauri to inform new and existing term organization, improve data standardization, and enhance online collections queries
  • Standards development and creation of comprehensive user documentation for EMu at Penn Museum
  • Consolidation and organization of collections management system documentation in an easily-searchable custom WordPress website
  • System configuration for EMu and ARGUS
  • Collections management system software product selection, assistance with RFP development and review
  • ARGUS support, maintenance, and report-writing

KEĀ  Software / Axiell Group

  • Presentation at Global User Conference, 2011, “Ensuring User Investment and Adoption [For a New Collections Management System]“
  • Coordination and advocacy for improvements to the thesaurus features in EMu, with University of Pennsylvania, The Henry Ford, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, et al.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York (2005-2009)

  • IT Department, ARGUS administration and maintenance
  • The Museum at FIT, ARGUS support and report writing
  • The Museum at FIT, data mining for textiles storage planning

Artist Rights Society – Data modeling (pro bono)

As a Museum Consultant and Trainer with Questor Systems, Inc., Will Scott provided on-site assistance to over twenty institutions including:

  • Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Brown University, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Bristol, Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
  • Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California
  • MBNA, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
  • Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, IN
  • Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN