68: Madigan McGillicuddy

Guest host Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley chats with Madigan McGillicuddy, youth services librarian and blogger at Madigan Reads.


Madigan McGillicuddy is a youth services librarian at Atlanta-Fulton Public Library. She completed her graduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and her undergraduate degree in Theatre at California State University at Northridge in 2001. Prior to landing in Atlanta, she worked with children and teens in large urban public libraries in Los Angeles and Austin. She reviews at School Library Journal and blogs at madiganreads.com. You can follow her on twitter @madiganreads.

Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley is an information scientist with over a decade of experience in digital asset management. Currently she serves as chair of the education committee for the DAM Foundation, where she also oversees the online certification program for digital asset managers. She earned her MS in Archives Management from Simmons College in 2002, and in addition to contributing to CMS Wire and Circulating Ideas, Elizabeth helps organize and podcast the Atlanta DAM meetup group and is the author of Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order Out of Media Chaos published by Apress books.


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51: Elizabeth Keathley

Steve chats with Elizabeth Keathley, author of Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos.

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Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley is the author of the recently published Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos. As a board member of the DAM Foundation, she has chaired both the Human Resources and Education committees. One of the original UPS DAM team members for seven years, Elizabeth worked with her team to win the 2010 DAMMY award for best preservation, storage, or archives solution. Previous to her work at UPS, Elizabeth worked as a Preservation Field Services officer for the Southeastern Library Network, helping libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions meet preservation and access challenges by writing and teaching. She has written, taught, and been generally loud at conferences related to the arrangement, description, preservation and access of information for twelve years. Elizabeth has a MS in Archives Management from Simmons College, Boston, and has published in such periodicals as Journal of Digital Media Management. Her ongoing exploration of digital asset management and its relationship to user needs can be followed at her homepage for Atlanta Metadata Authority, where she provides services related to the staffing, training, metadata modeling, and asset migrations for corporations acclimating to the labor intensive and detail-oriented nature of digital asset management.