Systems Thinking and Collaboration for Cultural Heritage, Education and Nonprofits


What We Do


Your tools should work for you—you shouldn’t work for them. We’ll help you plan how to implement ArchivesSpace and integrate it into your workflows so that your work is higher quality and more efficient. Messy accessions records? We’ll help you make a plan to migrate them. Customized training, too.

Archival descriptioN

Lost in the maze of Encoded Archival Description (EAD), Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), and other standards? Do your descriptive workflows need a refresh? We’ll help you make a plan to improve your descriptions to enable sharing, re-use, and more.

cultural heritage collaboration

Collaboration can be transformative if done well. We can help you plan and facilitate collaboration that is effective and sustainable beyond the short term. Grant development and management? We do that too.

digital collections

Are your digital collections ready to go places? Do you struggle with name and subject authorities, format and genre terms, or standardized dates? We offer planning and support for metadata remediation for institutions and collaborations.

needs assessment and research

Just what do your researchers or end users need? We can plan and facilitate in-person, web-based, or survey-based interviews, focus groups, or symposia to understand needs and build effective projects.

standardized Rights Statements for digital collections

If your institution is struggling to apply the standardized rights statements required for participants in the Digital Public Library of America, we can help. We offer customized training, project planning, and risk management assessment. And, we’ll let you in on the best metaphor ever: Don’t Shave the Yak.