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

The Saint Louis Art Museum is home to an encyclopedic collection of over 34,000 works of art, with seven curatorial departments, a robust team of registrars, and a newly-formed digital assets department. In 2017, with a digital strategy in place and a new website in development, SLAM began a new process to provide more object [...]

Growing the Online Collection: Using FlexFields and Alerts for Workflow, Prioritization, and Resource Allocation2019-05-09T10:20:24-04:00

Get Crystal Clear on Crystal Reports for TMS

Reports are one of the most useful tools in any Collections Professional's toolkit, helping to do 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, but with some training, you can [...]

Get Crystal Clear on Crystal Reports for TMS2019-06-11T10:24:08-04:00

7 Ways to Boost Your Collections Care with Integrated Museum Software

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. When your tasks require cross-department collaboration, you can find your busy schedule makes it impossible to [...]

7 Ways to Boost Your Collections Care with Integrated Museum Software2019-09-23T15:46:34-04:00

6 Tips to Increase Productivity with Automation Strategies for Museums

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, half the day has gone by and it feels like you haven’t gotten anything done. Exhibition [...]

6 Tips to Increase Productivity with Automation Strategies for Museums2019-10-09T15:46:37-04:00

Collective Conversations with Madeline Betts

Collections Database Manager at 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. Well known for its celebration of online platforms and sophisticated use of technology, Tate [...]

Collective Conversations with Madeline Betts2019-06-11T12:00:39-04:00

Collective Conversations with Kate Blanch

Image courtesy of Kate Blanch, Database Administrator. The Walters Art Museum. 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 Blanch2019-06-13T16:33:35-04:00

Collective Conversations with Brian MacElhose

Brian MacElhose is the Collections Database Analyst at 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. At the heart of the Museum and its programs is its [...]

Collective Conversations with Brian MacElhose2019-06-13T16:45:10-04:00

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

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 the museum stay afloat. It can also [...]

I’m Busy and I Can Prove It: CMS Data Mining to Track Staff Activity2019-06-13T16:56:56-04:00