Collections Managers can find articles, news and interviews on museum and archive collections management, and museum collections management software.

Collective Conversations with Emma Fulce

Emma Fulce, Collections Specialist, Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University
Gallery Systems caught up with Emma Fulce, Collections Specialist, to learn about recent projects at the Eskenazi Museum. She spoke about how working from home had affected her role and TMS projects, the Museum’s increased focus on their online presence, and how they handled their major renovation.

Collective Conversations with Emma Fulce2020-06-10T08:57:15-04:00

IIIF: What Is It and What Does It Do?

How the IIIF Image Retrieval Protocol Enhances Your Users’ Experience
What is IIIF? The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) is a set of specifications for interoperable functionality in digital image repositories. Designed by and for the cultural heritage community, it improves user access to images and makes it easier to create rich collection [...]

IIIF: What Is It and What Does It Do?2020-08-04T12:34:14-04:00

Growing the Online Collection: Using FlexFields and Alerts for Workflow, Prioritization, and Resource Allocation

Webinar: TMS Tips from the Saint Louis Art Museum
SLAM is home to an encyclopedic collection of over 34,000 works of art. In 2017, with a digital strategy in place and a new website in development, the Museum began the process to provide more object records online [...]

Growing the Online Collection: Using FlexFields and Alerts for Workflow, Prioritization, and Resource Allocation2020-06-04T11:07:52-04:00

The imai Foundation

Cataloguing Time Based Media
The City of Düsseldorf established the inter media art institute (imai Foundation) in 2006 as an archive to care for an acquired video collection. The archive contains around 3,000 works of Time Based Media art, and provides context to the history of Time Based Media from the 1970s [...]

The imai Foundation2020-07-13T09:51:25-04:00

Best Practices in Collections Management Policies, Documentation, and Object Cataloguing

Get the Most from Your Institution's Collections Data
Tracking object details is an essential part of collections care. Adhering to a strong set of collections information and cataloguing standards through institutional collections management policies can help preserve the history of your collection for the future [...]

Best Practices in Collections Management Policies, Documentation, and Object Cataloguing2020-07-13T09:41:11-04:00

7 Ways to Boost Your Collections Care with Integrated Museum Software

Work Efficiently While Reducing Time, Cost, and Stress
Museums are busy places, and you may have more tasks to complete than hours in the day. It’s easy to feel cut off from other departments in your museum, and silo mentality can hurt both your department and projects [...]

7 Ways to Boost Your Collections Care with Integrated Museum Software2020-06-29T16:12:23-04:00

6 Tips to Increase Productivity with Automation Strategies for Museums

How to Enhance Productivity, Consistency, and Peace of Mind
Your department is extremely busy. Your team has a wide variety of tasks to complete, and sometimes it seems like many of them aren’t even related to your collection. By the time you’re done with your regular administrative tasks [...]

6 Tips to Increase Productivity with Automation Strategies for Museums2020-06-11T10:09:55-04:00

5 Tips for Finding and Selecting the Right Collections Management System

How to Choose a CMS That Supports Your Institution's Needs
Collection organizations such as museums and art galleries use a museum collections management system (CMS) to keep track of complex interdepartmental data and information pertaining to the objects in the collection [...]

5 Tips for Finding and Selecting the Right Collections Management System2020-06-11T10:17:07-04:00

Seven Reasons You Shouldn’t Delay Upgrading Your Collections Management System

Saying Goodbye to a Legacy CMS Offers a Myriad of Benefits
Upgrading or replacing your Collections Management System (CMS) can feel like an overwhelming project. Securing funding, researching options, and facilitating internal agreement are challenging tasks to add to your already heavy workload. However, once you’ve replaced your CMS [...]

Seven Reasons You Shouldn’t Delay Upgrading Your Collections Management System2020-06-11T10:32:46-04:00
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