Heidi S Raatz MLIS
Owner & Collections Information Specialist at Collections Management Solutions LLC


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Heidi S Raatz MLIS


Professional Experience

Heidi S. Raatz, MLIS, established and works on a consulting basis through Collections Management Solutions LLC, following over thirty years experience in collections and rights management at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). Throughout her years at MIA, she held a successive series of positions reflective of her professional growth and adaptability to profound changes in cultural heritage documentation, formats, and practices.

In addition to the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS), Heidi is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Visual Resources Association (VRA), Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), Museum Computer Network (MCN), Open GLAM, and others. The majority of her professional activities have been associated with the Visual Resources Association, an international organization focused on image management, serving as Vice President for Conference Program (2009-2011) and on a wide variety of committees as a member and/or co-chair (Data Standards Committee, Nominating Committee, Education Committee, Travel Awards Committee, Development Committee, Constitution and Bylaws Review Task Force).

Heidi continues to be active in the cultural heritage sector with recent webinar presentations for VRA and Open GLAM focused on issues of rights data management and ethical practice in collecting, cataloging, and expressing artist identity data for discovery and access.


Collections Management Solutions LLC provides consulting and services for cultural heritage and educational institutions, galleries, private collectors and artists, with specialization in collections information management, rights and reproductions, and data standards. Owner and Collections Information Specialist Heidi S. Raatz offers a variety of services including: collections information management, data standards implementation and compliance, rights management policies and guidelines, copyright research and clearance, open access licensing, image and content research, cataloging and metadata, data entry or migration, digital resources management, preservation and archiving. We strive to advocate for shared cultural heritage by positively and collaboratively engaging with creative communities, centering the principles of information ethics, and respectfully balancing the concerns of creators with collectors and collection users. Available for contract work and projects on a short- or long-term basis; currently remote or hybrid only. 


  • Collections information management
  • Data standards
  • Rights management
  • Copyright research and clearance
  • Open access licensing
  • Cataloging and metadata
  • Data entry or migration
  • Image and content research
  • Digital resources management
  • Preservation and archiving
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