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Get Your Free Copy of The FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual

Providing Best Practices and Tools for Institutions with Film Collections
The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) has published The FIAF Moving Image Cataloguing Manual, designed to help archivists working with moving images to navigate the technological advancements in cataloguing, preservation, and access practices [...]

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Stark Museum of Art

Preserving, Cataloguing, and Sharing Rare Books with Collections Management Software
The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, was the vision of collectors H.J. Lutcher Stark and Nelda C. Stark. Opened in 1978, the Stark collection is focused on “the stunning land, dramatic people, and diverse wildlife of the American West.” Allison Evans, the Stark’s Collections Manager [...]

Stark Museum of Art

I’m Here, but My Database Is There: Accessing TMS When You’re Away From Your Home Base

Setting Up Remote Access to Your Collections Management Software
Between off-site visits, courier trips, and after-hours projects, there are a lot of reasons users can benefit from remote access to TMS on a smartphone or tablet. Connecting to TMS on your mobile device is a simple process [...]

I’m Here, but My Database Is There: Accessing TMS When You’re Away From Your Home Base

Collective Conversations with Jen Kaines

Jen Kaines, Registrar and Collections Manager, Leeds Museums and Galleries
A day in the Registrars Department at Leeds Museums and Galleries, the largest local authority-run museum service in England, is never dull for Jen Kaines. As Registrar and Collections Manager, Jen handles 1.3 million objects from the natural world and industrial history [...]

Collective Conversations with Jen Kaines

California Department of Parks and Recreation Case Study

Using Barcode Technology to Track Collections during a Relocation Move
The California Department of Parks and Recreation, otherwise known as California State Parks, has a mandate to preserve, protect, and interpret its museum collections which includes museum objects, natural history specimens, paleontological specimens, archaeological artifacts, and archive materials [...]

California Department of Parks and Recreation Case Study

Collective Conversations with Gillian Essam

Gillian Essam, Recently Retired Collection Information Manager, The National Gallery, London
After a professional career spanning 24 years, Gillian Essam, former Collection Information Manager at The National Gallery, is still adjusting to her new-found free time. Prior to her arrival at the National Gallery in 2001, Gillian worked as a professional librarian, then went on to study art history [...]

Collective Conversations with Gillian Essam

Collective Conversations with Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass

Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass, Collections Data Manager, the Yale Center for British Art
The Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut is home to the largest collection of British art outside the UK. The works of art, rare books, and manuscripts found here exemplify British life and art from the Elizabethan period to the present [...]

Collective Conversations with Emmanuelle Delmas-Glass

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Standardizing Cataloguing for a Natural History Collection
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. It houses one of the world’s largest natural history collection and features numerous displays of dinosaurs and prehistoric life. With more than 400,000 [...]

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Best Practices for Cataloguing Photographic Archives

Examined by Sarah Gillis, Assistant Registrar for Image Management at the Worcester Art Museum
As galleries, libraries, archives and museums bring their physical objects into the digital realm, new methods of organization need to be designed to support the accessibility and sustainability of the digital media [...]

Best Practices for Cataloguing Photographic Archives
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