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Image Alt Tags: A Resolution for 2020

Improve Your Web Collection’s Accessibility and Optimize Its Discoverability on the Internet
Image Alt Tags? Based on Gallery Systems’ experience working with museums, it is fair to say that a good number of web collection pages don’t yet include this important data. What are they? They are succinct, descriptive text strings [...]

Image Alt Tags: A Resolution for 20202020-07-13T17:18:06-04:00

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

Get Crystal Clear on Crystal Reports for TMS

Expert Tips for Better Report Building
Reports are one of the most useful tools in any collections professional's toolkit. They help with everything from creating exhibition checklists for conservation, to keeping outgoing loans organized. To create the best reports possible, Gallery Systems utilizes Crystal Reports for TMS. Sometimes managing reports can feel a little daunting [...]

Get Crystal Clear on Crystal Reports for TMS2020-06-10T13:00:08-04:00

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

Collective Conversations with Madeline Betts

Madeline Betts, Collections Database Manager, Tate
England’s Tate—a family of four museums under the sponsorship of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport—contains one of the United Kingdom’s premier art collections, including holdings in British art, international modern art, and contemporary art [...]

Collective Conversations with Madeline Betts2020-06-04T13:22:54-04:00

Collective Conversations with Kate Blanch

Kate Blanch, Database Administrator, The Walters Art Museum
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, is one of only a few museums in the world to present such a wide spectrum of art. The collection spans fifty-five centuries and represents virtually every great civilization […]

Collective Conversations with Kate Blanch2020-07-13T10:31:31-04:00

Collective Conversations with Brian MacElhose

Brian MacElhose, Collections Database Analyst, the Dallas Museum of Art
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement [...]

Collective Conversations with Brian MacElhose2020-06-04T13:53:07-04:00

I’m Busy and I Can Prove It: CMS Data Mining to Track Staff Activity

Creating Productivity Reports in TMS
I know I’m busy, but does everyone else at my museum know it? Sometimes it can be useful to have quantifiable data that confirms empirically what you already know to be the case: that you’re working with superhuman energy on many projects simultaneously and your efforts are helping [...]

I’m Busy and I Can Prove It: CMS Data Mining to Track Staff Activity2020-06-15T11:21:34-04:00
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