What is TMS?
TMS is the cultural sector’s leading collection management system. Developed in partnership with museum professionals, TMS streamlines the way you capture, manage and access your collection information. Daily activities such as cataloguing, media tracking, and coordinating exhibitions, have never been easier.
Collection information is divided into ten integrated modules, or record types: Objects, Constituents, Media, Exhibitions, Loans, Shipping, Bibliography, Events, Sites and Insurance. Since the modules are interlinked, information is entered once, remaining consistent and accessible.
TMS is open architecture, so your collection data can be easily and seamlessly integrated with other management systems through either Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server.
Access to the information you need, the way you need it We made TMS highly configurable, because no two collections are alike. The application comes with multiple search and viewing options, robust reporting features, and a customizable thesaurus.
While incorporating the standard features of Cataloguer, Collections Manager also tracks all aspects of an object’s history and use. Manage such activities as acquisitions, conservation, exhibitions, loans, shipping, valuations and more. Customize default EmbARK reports to create wall labels, incoming and outgoing receipts, checklists and letters.
Educational organizations, visual resource libraries and private collectors across the globe use Cataloguer to effectively manage images, and record scholarly and technical information about objects. Cataloguer supports multiple digital media files per record and automatically generates reference thumbnails. Group records into thematic portfolios, or locate them through comprehensive search options. Import/export tools allow you to easily migrate data in or out of Cataloguer, and the report writer lets you design elegant reports and labels.
The Visual Resources Association is a great reference for learning about effective management of an image collection.